Our Collector’s World Signing Series is in full swing!
In early January we hosted Redskins Great and Ring of Fame Member Brian Mitchell. I really enjoyed getting to hear Brian’s perspective on new Redskins coach Jay Gruden and some of his thoughts on the upcoming off-season. Brian is an analyst for local DC Sports Station, Comcast Sports Net and stays close with the team throughout the year! “BMitch” is second all time in the NFL for total yards with more than 23,000 and was a fixture returning kicks for the ‘skins for ten years! Our customers really seemed to enjoy turning the tables on Brian, getting the chance to ask him a few questions while getting their favorite piece of memorabilia personalized and autographed.
This past weekend, we kept things rolling with former Redskins Wide Receiver Ricky Sanders. What ‘skins fan (at least at my age) could forget his performance in Super Bowl XXV where he hauled in 193 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Ricky currently resides in Houston, Texas and visited the D.C. area for the day, exclusively for the Collector’s World Meet & Greet. More than 60 tickets were sold for the event and one of my favorite pieces that Ricky Sanders signed was a mini-helmet from his days playing in the USFL for the Houston Gamblers—a very unique collectable! Did you know his quarterback for that season was Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame member, Jim Kelly?
Stay tuned for future events at Collectors World. On Saturday, March 22, we will host former Redskins players Charley Taylor and Roy Jefferson, and on Saturday, May 17, we turn to the baseball diamond, hosting former Washington Senator, Frank Howard!
Written by Steve Weber, Owner
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