Midwest Sports Spectacular Quite the Spectacle

Buckeyes fan flocked to the 3rd Annual Midwest Sports Spectacular this past weekend in Columbus.  Saturday & Sunday’s attendance set records for not only the MWSS show, but also rivaled any United States autograph signing in recent memory!  The true strength of Buckeye Nation was clear as they got to bid farewell to some of the greats from the 2014 Championship Team.  Fan favorite, Ezekiel Elliott was blown away by the over 800 fans who lined up to wish him good luck and reminisce on the magical times they shared at Ohio State.  Zeke went on to tweet, “#BuckeyeNation showing me much luv today! You honor me and I luv you! #GoBucks!”.  Potential 1st pick in the NFL Draft, Joey Bosa was astonished by the support and tweeted, “Thanks everyone for coming out today! Best damn fans in the land!”.  Over 3,000 people visited the show and can take home awesome memories from a truly special weekend.  Many of the athletes were humbled by the turn out and the stories of fans making the trek through Winter Storm Jonas in order to meet their heroes.  We would like to thank all of the athletes for being so engaging to their loyal fans.  And thank you to all who made it out to the 3rd Annual Midwest Sports Spectacular!2

Customer Reviews:

“The show was phenomenal. They staff did the best they could with what they had. The ticket office had three people doing will call tickets at all times. 2 people were doing walk ups. (Btw the people in the ticket office worked exrtemly hard for 8 hrs with no breaks of any kind to accomadate all the fans) Some people ordered hundreds of tickets and they had to do an inventory of what that person bought to make sure the customer got what he paid for. The signings were very organized, the vendors were awesome and the merchandise at the ticket office was some of the cheapest I have ever seen at a signing. The photos were also official licensed OSU photos. Great job guys! I will be back next year. Bosa signed for 800 people and they had to turn away 600 people (because there jist wasn’t enough time to sign anymore). It was not the shows fault that OSU fans are the best fans around and wanted to show their support. AND to Bosa s credit he was extremely sick and was going to cancel but he didn’t want to dissapointhis fans. Great job everyone! First class people. One of the best attended shows ever in Ohio!!!”

“This was first time attending this event, but it won’t be the last! All the staff were super friendly and helpful bothbefore the event when I called to ask questions and during the event. I thought it was very well organized and the lines moved pretty quickly. I had a problem with one of the signings I purchased- the time changed for cardale and I was unable to make it, but the staff was very helpful and offered a refund or to have my item signed for me. I opted to have the item signed for me and unfortunately it got missed, but the staff made sure I got one of the signed pictures they had done in exchange and made sure I got exactly what I wanted- which I did. I don’t think they could have handled my little snafu any better-They really understandcustomer service and genuinely wanted to make sure everyone was happy. Thank you for everything and we will be back!”

“This was my first time attending this event, and I loved every minute of it! Every staff member I spoke with was extremely kind and helpful. I had some questions before the event occurred and one of the staff was so quick to respond and I was very appreciative of their time to help. During the event the staff were also very helpful and always willing to take a moment to point people in the right direction or answer any questions about merchandise or tickets. I loved meeting all the players and thought that the lines all moved very quickly and were well organized. I hope next year there are more vendors and more space in general, but the event was so fun and so well organized. Thanks!”



Fans line up for Cardale Jones’ autograph at Polaris store

— Columbus, OH

More than 400 people lined up Wednesday night for quarterback Cardale Jones’ autograph at the Fourth and Goal store at Polaris Fashion Place.

Oren Gillespie, one of the store’s owners, said current Ohio State players aren’t eligible to sell their signatures. But once they declare their intent enter the National Football League draft and play their last Ohio State game, they can sign autographs for cash without any NCAA sanctions.

Jones was part of the New Year’s Day Fiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame. Jones had previously said that the Fiesta Bowl would be his last game as a Buckeye and that he would enter the NFL draft.

One autograph seeker, Jason Circelli, said he had spent about $137 to have Jones autograph three items.

“It can be an expensive hobby,” Circelli said. But Circelli said the items will be admired by his buddies as they watch Ohio State football games in his man-cave.

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Midwest Sports Spectacular


We are pleased to present the 2016 Midwest Sports Spectacular! Presented by Ohio Sports Marketing, 4th and Goal, Sports Collectibles, and Byers Auto.

The show features many great sports card and memorabilia dealers from as far away as St Louis, Michigan, Pennsylvania and, of course, all over Ohio. This year will be bigger and better! With 15,000 square feet of national vendors, authentication, and even more autograph guests, we are planning for our best show yet!

This year the show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North 6500 Double Tree Ave, Columbus OH 43229.

We are proud to announce that both PSA/DNA Authentication and JSA Authentication will be authenticating at the 2016 Midwest Sports Spectacular!For info about booking a table please contact Chris: (330) 948-3816.
For info about booking a hotel room please call the hotel: (614) 885-1885.

JSA will be attending for the entire weekend.

PSA/DNA will be attending Saturday ONLY from 10 am – 5 pm.
PSA/DNA autograph experts will be available to authenticate your previously signed autographs up to 5 pm. Turnaround varies with demand. Letters of Authenticity will be issued by mail within two weeks. Note: Items submitted for grading and/or encapsulation must be mailed directly to PSA/DNA, please visit for details on how to submit.

Another new thing this year will be admission.

Friday: Free
Sat & Sun: $10 total for the entire weekend & this includes a $5 voucher to use at any of the vendor tables in the dealer room, so it works out to just $5 for the entire weekend.
Kids 15 and under Free all weekend.

Admission, autograph tickets, and product for autographs can be pre-ordered at All pre-ordered items will be available for pick up at will-call on the days of the show.

2016 Midwest Sports Spectacular Schedule
January 22-24

Friday, January 22
-6:00 – Buster Douglas / Andy Katzenmoyer / Terrelle Pryor / Cornelius Greene

Saturday, January 23
-Time TBD – Le’veon Bell (Presented by Total Sports Enterprises)
-12:00 – Bobby Hull1:00 – Archie Griffin / Troy Smith
-2:00 – Chris Spielman / Jim Kelly

Sunday, January 24
-11:00 – Rocky Bleier
-12:00 – Earle Bruce1928703_574579326043519_7916378502662536424_n