Coming Events

11/03 Marathon Bingo, Ephrata Rec, noon to 8pm

02/23/2019 Marathon Bingo, Ephrata Rec, noon to 8pm

03/30/2019 Sports Card Show & Auction† read more

04/20/2019 Easter Egg Hunt, Tom Grater Park,10am (ages 1 thru 11)

Club Meetings

Sports Card Show (General Information)

Ephrata Lions Club's 39th annual sports card show and auction.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Our next show is Saturday, March 30, 2019. Details to follow.

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Autograph session 11:00 to 1:00 featuring Hall of Fame infielder Tony Perez.
  • Sports memorabilia auction begins at approximately 2:30 p.m.


  • $5.00 for Adults.
  • $1.00 for children under 12.
  • Cash or local checks only. No credit cards.

Ephrata Recreation Center
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Click here for the show flier.

NEW: Mike Root, Director of Authentication for Certified Authentication Service (CAS) will be available during the show and autograph session to provide authentication of items that attendees would like to have authenticated. Authentications by CAS provide future proof that your autographed item is genuine, and is the best way to maximize the value of your investment.

Card Show Special: CAS will provide in-the-presence certification for Tony Perez at a cost of only $4.00 per autograph.

Show Details

Tony Perezís appearance is sponsored by Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy, Summers Trucking, and the Ephrata National Bank.

Approximately forty sports memorabilia dealers will be present to buy, sell, and trade baseball cards and other sports-related items.

Proceeds benefit Ephrata youth sports programs and the Ephrata Recreation Center, in addition to Ephrata youth counseling and support organizations. The event helps enable Ephrata area boys and girls to participate in the local baseball, softball, lacrosse, and football programs. The event also helps the Lions Club sponsor the 16U Ephrata Lions baseball team.

Autograph Policies

  • $35.00 each for one autograph on a "flat" (e.g., a card, photo, or magazine) or a baseball, or $45.00 each all other items (e.g., equipment or apparel). (PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE, but will be set by December 31.)
  • Cash or local checks only. No credit cards.
  • Autographs may include only one (1) inscription.
  • Only three hundred (300) autographs will be sold, and are only available in person on the day of the show. Additional autographs beyond the initial 300 will be sold if time permits.
  • Autograph ticket sales stop at 12:30 p.m., and you must be in the autograph line by 12:45.
  • No mail orders accepted. No advanced sales. No exceptions (so please don't ask).
  • Ticket buyers may bring their own items to be autographed, or items may be purchased from dealers or from the Ephrata Lions Club.
  • Tony Perez appears courtesy of Keystone State Baseball & Softball Academy, the Ephrata National Bank, and Summers Trucking.
  • The Ephrata Lions Club reserves the right to limit an individual to 10 autographs initially, so everyone has an opportunity to purchase an autograph. If someone wants more than 10 autographs, additional autographs may be purchased at 11:00.

Sports Memorabilia Auction

  • Quality auction will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m., featuring individual cards, complete card sets, sports publications, photographs, bobbin' heads, figurines, baseballs, souvenirs, and other sports memorabilia.
  • Auction includes autographs by various past and present professional athletes and sports stars.
  • Bidders must register before bidding.
  • IMPORTANT: Live auction only. Bidders must be present to bid. No telephone or proxy bids accepted.
  • Payment terms are cash and local check (with proper government-issued photo ID). Credit cards are not accepted.
  • No reserves, no buyers' premium.
  • Donation or consignment items for the auction will be accepted through November 30 of the previous year. Please contact Jack Forney (see below).
  • Auctioneer, David F. Birmingham, AU-2127-L.
  • The auction list will available on our 'Card Show Auction' web page in late February.

Silent Auction

In addition to memorabilia auction, a smaller silent auction runs from the beginning of the card show until 1:30 p.m. The silent auction features items like autographed photos and game tickets. Winning bidder (or a proxy) must be present at 1:30 to claim their item(s).

Tony Perez

  • Member of the 1983 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Seven-time All-Star, MVP of the 1967 All-Star Game.
  • Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2000.
  • Was never on the disabled list during his 23-year MLB career.

Dealer Information

  • Cost is $70 per table (base fee for payment received in January, with discounts for early payment and penalties for late payment).
  • Table reservations are forfeited if payment is not received by February 15.
  • Requests for tables will be granted only if availability exists.Currently all tables have been reserved (sold out). Contact us to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations and/or for future shows (usually the last Saturday of March). Currently, the waiting list has about 20 names on it.
    Pennsylvania Sales Tax numbers are required of all dealers.
  • Dealer table pooling is not permitted.
  • Dealer setup times will be Friday evening (times T.B.D.) and 6:30 am to 8:15 am Saturday morning.

Other Information

The Ephrata Lions Club wants to thank the following local businesses for their donations/hospitality/promotions during recent shows:

  • Keystone State Baseball and Softball Academy
  • Summers Trucking (Lester R. Summers, Inc.)
  • Ephrata National Bank
  • Blue Ridge Communications and Cable-11
  • Ensinger Printing
  • Ephrata Baseball Association
  • Ephrata Football Booster Club
  • Ephrata Leo Club
  • Ephrata Recreation Center
  • Ephrata Review
  • Ephrata Youth Lacrosse
  • Historic Smithton Inn
  • Shopping News

Card Show Contacts

  • Jack Forney, telephone 717-314-0962 (primary contact for the auction)
  • Brad Lauderman, telephone 717-471-3968, e-mail (primary contact for other aspects of the card show)

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