Boone, Zug to sign at Ephrata Lions show

By on March 10, 2011

The Ephrata Lions Club is sponsoring its 32nd annual Sports Card Show and Auction on Saturday, March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ephrata Recreation Center (130 South Academy Dr., Ephrata, near the intersection of routes US 322 and PA 272). Approximately 40 sports memorabilia dealers will be present to buy and sell baseball cards and other sports-related items. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Bob Boone will sign autographs for attendees purchasing tickets.

Bob Boone appears courtesy of the Ephrata National Bank and the Ephrata Lions Club. In addition, former Manheim Central and Penn State receiver Graham Zug will appear, as well as representatives from the Lancaster Barnstormers (of the Atlantic League, an independent professional baseball league) will be present throughout the day. Admission to the show is $3 for adults, $1 for children under 12. Autograph tickets are $10 each, with a limit of five per paid admission. Only 400 autograph tickets will be sold.

Additional autographs will be sold if time permits. No mail orders will be accepted, and there are no advanced ticket sales. Attendees may bring their own items to be autographed, or items may be purchased from dealers or from the Ephrata Lions Club. A sports memorabilia auction will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. Over 260 items will be auctioned, including valuable individual sports cards, complete card sets, sports publications, photographs, bobbin’ heads, figurines, baseballs, and other souvenirs.

Payment terms are cash and local checks (with proper ID). Credit cards are not accepted. Memorabilia to be auctioned include items autographed by current and former stars from all sports, including Hank Aaron, Bobby Allison, Mario Andretti, Yogi Berra, Lou Brock, Dominic Brown, Brent Celek, Randall Cunningham, Dale Earnhardt, Steve Carlton, Joe Dimaggio, Bob Feller, Brett Favre, Steve Garvey, Ken Griffey Jr., Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Jason Hayward, DeSean Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Magic Johnson, Ralph Kiner, Sandy Koufax, Don Larsen, Cliff Lee, Mickey Mantle, LeSean McCoy, Tommy McDonald, Mark McGwire, Roy Oswalt, Troy Polamalu, Jerry Rice, Cal Ripken Jr., Phil Rizzuto, Robin Roberts, Frank Robinson, Jimmy Rollins, Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, Mike Schmidt, Duke Snider, Warren Spahn, Earl Weaver, Ted Williams, and Tiger Woods.

Proceeds from the show and auction benefit the Ephrata area youth baseball and sports programs and the Ephrata Recreation Center. Additional details, including the auction list, can be found on the Ephrata Lions web site at For additional information, please contact Jack Forney (717-733-4001) or Brad Lauderman (717-733-6810), or e-mail

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