Looking for that rare Larry Bird rookie card or a football thrown by Brett Favre? How about an authentic, unopened Reggie Bar? (Mmm decades-old chocolate!) You could track down these and much more sacred sports memorabilia at the Tristar Collectors Show. Close to 60 dealers will be offering items to both the tiniest Little Leaguers and Pee Wee footballers and those middle-age crazies trying to re-buy what their mom threw out ages ago. Former Astro and Mr. 3,000! Craig Biggio will be on hand. Other current and former sports greats will also be signing autographs and posing for photos (most for a fee), including Tom Seaver, Joe Theismann, Y.A. Tittle, Larry Csonka, Bob Lilly, Mercury Morris and Jim Brown who might even inscribe that poster from Im Gonna Git You Sucka. Just dont ask him, How much for one rib? Troll for sports memorabilia treasure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The show is also open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. For information, call 713-666-9595 or visit www.tristarproductions.com. $8 advance; $9.99 for adults and $8 for kids ages six-12 at door; free for children five and under.
Fri., Jan. 18, 3-8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2008