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Limited-edition Jack Eichel-autographed Hat to be Raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Limited-edition Jack Eichel-autographed Hat to be Raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

One of four signed and numbered 2015 NHL Draft hats autographed by Buffalo Sabres star center Jack Eichel will be raffled off by Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles on Monday, June 27, following the 2016 NHL Draft held in Buffalo.

This limited-edition NHL Draft hat is one of only four signed by Eichel and is numbered 4/4. The hat comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Upper Deck company. Eichel was the second overall selection in the 2015 draft which was held in Sunrise, Fla.

Ray Bentley, Tops Friendly Markets Pair Up to Offer a Great Father’s Day Gift

Ray Bentley, Tops Friendly Markets Pair Up to Offer a Great Father’s Day Gift

Current ESPN college football analyst and former Buffalo Bills linebacker and member of Super Bowl XXV and XXVI teams, Ray Bentley, is partnering with Tops Friendly Markets to promote his novel, Driftwood, as the perfect Father’s Day gift.

Ray will be on hand this Sunday, June 12, to sign autographs and promote his new novel, Driftwood. The signing is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tops Friendly Market located at 9660 Transit Road in Amherst. In addition to copies of Driftwood, Bills T-shirts, footballs and pennants will be available for purchase and autographs.

“Driftwood is the perfect Father’s Day gift for all those football dads out there. I can’t wait to come to Buffalo and visit with all the great people. It’s always a blast talking football with the NFL’s best fans!” Bentley commented. 

Beckett Card Grading Event Scheduled at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Scheduled at Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

Annual No Frills Buffalo Golf Tournament to Benefit Hospice Foundation

No Frills Buffalo publishing company’s eighth annual golf outing to benefit the Hospice Foundation will take place on Friday, July 8, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien Center.

Individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors are still being sought for the annual “Come Get Some” golf tournament. Registration and lunch begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Registration for the event is just $80 per golfer and includes lunch, a steak dinner, beverages and 18 holes of scramble-format golf. Tickets for dinner only are available for $40. Golfers of all skill levels are welcomed to participate in the event, which has now raised approximately $19,000 for Hospice since 2009.

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17 Slated for April 10

WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo 17, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Bills star Ray Bentley will be providing free autographs, with purchase, at his table during the event. He will have copies of his novel, “Driftwood,” along with copies of his popular children’s books, photos, cards and other items. 

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. 

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host Charles Stabile, Northeast regional sales manager from Beckett Grading Services, from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, photos, magazines, pocket schedules, gaming cards and tickets.

Athlete Signing Times Announced for Huge Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Athlete Signing Times Announced for Huge Sports Collectors Expo in Batavia

Nearly 30 former football, baseball, basketball and hockey players and coaches — including members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 20 and 21 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.

Athlete signing times have recently been announced. Scheduled to appear on Saturday, Feb. 20, are:
11 a.m. to noon: Claude Humphrey, Joe Altobelli, Gilles Villemure, Don Luce
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Ray Bentley
12 to 1 p.m.: Sammy Stewart, Dave Ford, Tim Stoddard, Al Bumbry, Bill Swaggerty
1 to 2 p.m.: Adrian Dantley, Jim McMillian, Ernie DiGregorio, Jack Marin, Gar Heard
2 to 3 p.m.: Walt Patulski, Scott Norwood, Jim Lorentz, Ruben Brown, Gabe Northern