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A sports memorabilia show held once a month at Quality Inn & Suites in Batavia continues to grow, said co-founder Norm Pimm at Sunday's show.

All 70 available vendor tables today were filled, and two hours into the six-hour event, Pimm estimated attendance already exceeded 1,000.

"We already have our April and May dates already booked," Pimm said. "So until they start the renovation of the hotel, we're gonna be here, and then hopefully they can squeeze us in and during the renovation, or we'll be back after."

The idea for the show started with a conversation between Pimm and Jen Oberlis, who owns a sports collectibles store in Spencerport.  Oberlis thought there might be a market for a collectibles show in Batavia, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester.

A lifelong collector who had been going to collectible shows for a while, Pimm introduced his son Brendan to the hobby.

"A couple of years ago, he got into collecting sports cards, and we would work together on it," Pimm said. "I was like, 'oh, let's get him into doing what I would do when I was his age, and he could make a bit of money for college or whatever he wants to do. So we started doing some shows and then decided to have one set in Batavia."

If the event keeps growing -- this was its fifth month -- the way it has been, Pimm anticipates expanding into an adjoining conference room at the hotel, which would mean the addition of up to 100 more vendors.

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Second monthly sports collectables show scheduled for Jan. 22 at Quality Inn https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/second-monthly-sports-collectables-show-scheduled-for-jan-22-at-quality-inn/626382 Press release:

The Batavia Sports Card and Collectable Show returns to the Quality Inn Batavia on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

The show is free to attend and features roughly 60 vendors full of sports cards, autographs, supplies, hobby boxes and non-sports-related collectibles. 

If you have any questions, contact Jen at (585) 694-0111.  Thank you to all that have supported the past shows, and we look forward to keeping this a monthly event.

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Emmitt Smith, former and current Buffalo football players to appear at Downs' sports collectors' expo https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/emmitt-smith-former-and-current-buffalo-football-players-to-appear-at-downs-sports Press release:

Batavia Downs has announced the lineup for the upcoming Legends and Stars collectors' expo to be held on Oct. 27th and 28th.

Former Dallas football player, three time Super Bowl champion, NFL Hall of Famer, and all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith will appear on Sunday. Also appearing Sunday will be former Buffalo football players including: Bruce Smith, Andre Reed, Marv Levy, Darryl Talley, Billy Shaw, Kurt Shultz, Antowain Smith, Mark Maddox and John Davis.

“We are extremely pleased to be welcoming back the Legends and Stars Collectors Expo,” said Henry Wojtaszek, CEO/president at Batavia Downs. “Bringing athletes of the past and present to Batavia Downs so that people can meet their sports heroes is something we and our customers look forward to each year.”

Current Buffalo football player Kelvin Benjamin will appear on Saturday as will former Buffalo hockey stars Matthew Barnaby and Pat Lafontaine.

“Legends and Stars are pleased to be returning to Batavia Downs for our Fall Sports Expo,” said Legends and Stars staff member Chris Sabatello. “With a robust lineup of autograph guests and sold-out Paddock Room filled with high quality sports memorabilia dealers, we expect this show to be a first-class experience for fans and collectors alike.”

Rounding out the show’s football stars include Ken Anderson, former Cincinnati Bengal, Mark Duper and Mark Clayton, former Miami Dolphin standouts and former Patriots teammates Irving Fryar and Steve Grogan -- all on Saturday.

Baseball fans may seek out Yankees great Ron Guidry, White Sox standout Jack McDowell and former Pirate Andy Van Slyke, all appearing on Saturday.

Appearing both days is actor Dwier Brown, who cinema fans may recognize as John Kinsella from the movie "Field of Dreams."

The show takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Cost is $8 for admission (Kids 12 and under are free) and all attendees 18 years of age or older receive $7 in Free Play. Each paid admission includes one free autograph to a designated guest.

Specific information on which athletes are appearing on what days, the times they will be appearing and cost of signatures can be found at legendsandstars.net

About Batavia Downs/WROTB

Owned and operated by 15 Western New York counties and the cities of Rochester and Buffalo, Western Region Off-Track Betting Corporation is a public benefit corporation with headquarters in Batavia, NY. WROTB owns and operates 29 branches, as well as Batavia Downs Gaming, a Standardbred racetrack and gaming facility. Since its inception, Western Region OTB has generated more than $215 million in operating and surcharge revenues to the taxpayers of those participating municipalities.

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Fox prowl Collectables’ pop-up store inside Falleti Ice Arena https://www.thebatavian.com/events/fox-prowl-collectables-pop-up-store-inside-falleti-ice-arena/495423 https://www.thebatavian.com/events/fox-prowl-collectables-pop-up-store-inside-falleti-ice-arena/495423#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/fox-prowl-collectables-pop-up-store-inside-falleti-ice-arena/495423 Dec 8, 2017, 10:00pm collectables show Fox prowl Collectables’ pop-up store inside Falleti Ice Arena Anonymous Foxprowl Collectables in Batavia will have a pop-up store inside Falleti Ice Arena on Evans Street in Batavia on Sunday, Nov. 12. from&nbsp;12-4 p.m. All kinds of collectables — from Stars Wars to Matchbox cars — will be showcased and available for purchase. Something fun for all ages! &nbsp; Open House at Oakfield Historical Society https://www.thebatavian.com/events/open-house-at-oakfield-historical-society/495178 https://www.thebatavian.com/events/open-house-at-oakfield-historical-society/495178#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/events/open-house-at-oakfield-historical-society/495178 Dec 8, 2017, 7:00pm collectables show Open House at Oakfield Historical Society Anonymous This year we feature the town of Oakfield’s 175th anniversary including pioneers, railroads, telegraph and telephone, Gypsum mining, fire of 1895 and much more! Perennial favorites the Native American Room and the War Room have been updated for 2017.