Events in and around Philadelphia


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January 24, 2015

Hall of Fame journalist Ray Didinger was at Shibe Vintage Sports on Saturday, January 24th from 5-7pm to talk about Eagles teams past and present, and sign copies of his new book, The New Eagles Encyclopedia.

It was a great opportunity to hang out with one of the greatest sportswriters in Philadelphia history, and ask him questions about the Super Bowl, the Eagles off-season, and about his memories of Eagles teams of the past. 

We also be unveiled the first in our upcoming series of shirts, the Stadium Series, in which local artist Jon Billet will be doing designs of each of Philadelphia's most historic sports venues. The first shirt, was none other than Shibe Park.


November 25th, 2014 

Former Inquirer writer and current scribe Jayson Stark will be at the store on Tuesday, November 25th at 5:30 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book, Wild Pitches, as well as answer your questions about the Phillies, the book, and about baseball in general. The event is free, and you can RSVP here. Going to be a remarkable opportunity to talk to a true baseball insider about the game. 


October 4, 2014

The ninth annual Midtown Village Fall Festival took place on Saturday, October 4th, from Noon to 8:00PM.  It was attended by tens of thousands of people looking to eat, drink, shop and have fun in the neighborhood.


March 7-9, 2014 - Philly Show at Valley Forge Casino


March 1, 2014 - Mummers Mardi Gras



Sports Trivia at Everybody Hits batting cage.

Brian with David of Everybody Hit batting cage during a baseball trivia event in December 2013

October 4, 2012 - Artist and Painter Amelie Mancini and her phenomenal “Left Field Cards”


You’re invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 4 (6:00-8:00 pm) as we welcome French-born painter and artist Amelie Mancini the originator of Left Field Cards, a new revolution in baseball card creation as she unveils her latest work.  

Left Field Cards brings a playful and creative spin on the baseball cards loved and collected by generations of fans: their cards are hand printed from linoleum blocks, with space in the back for a note, address, and a stamp in lieu of statistics.

The cards are the perfect gift for baseball fanatics and art lovers alike. Crafted by hand with the utmost care and attention to detail, the cards are resolutely different and unique.  

Join us as Amelie will not only detail her unique process of creating and designing her cards, but she will also be unveiling the latest series of her work, "The Presidents of the United States of Baseball," which will be available at Pro League Authentics Center City Philadelphia location - 137 S. 13th Street (between Walnut and Samson).


Previous Events

July 19, 2012 - Bob Rigby Appearance and Autograph Signing


Former Philadelphia Atoms player, and current Philadelphia Union TV color commentator Bob Rigby met fans and signed autographs at our Center City location over lunch hour on a nice summer Thursday in July. Many fans had Bob sign his Aug. 1973 Sports Illustrated cover, the first time a soccer player appeared on the famous cover.

Here is the link to an interview with Bob conducted by Philly sportscaster and soccer talk show host Charlie Flowe during his appearance:

Bob Rigby made his professional debut in 1973 for the Philadelphia Atoms. He played twelve seasons in the North American Soccer League, three in the Major Indoor Soccer League, one in the Western Soccer Alliance and earned six caps with the United States men's national soccer team. Rigby was born in Ridley Park, Pa. and played soccer at Ridley High School in Folsom and at East Stroudsburg State University where he was named a first team All-American in 1972.


May 10, 2012 "Jerseys as Art" - Second Installment of a Four Part Series: Baseball

Brad Bierman appears at Jersey As Art



The second installment of Pro League Authentics' series "Jerseys as Art" was on Thursday, May 10.  This presentation featured former Mitchell & Ness president and throwback uniform expert Peter Capolino discussing and exhibiting jerseys going back decades to the all-flannel era.

In addition to Peter's presentation, Brad Bierman shared  a collector's look at virtually all of the commemorative jersey patches ever worn by the 30 major league clubs, some 250 patches in all. Last, local architect Rich Villa discussed the siting of Major League ballparks in metropolitan Philadelphia, and his conceptions and renderings of proposed future ballparks in the city.  

PLA sat down with Peter at the event for this interview: 

January 23, 2012 - Reggie Leach Appearance and Autograph Signing


Pro League Authentics hosted former Philadelphia Flyers player Reggie Leach. Leach skated for the Flyers from 1974 to 1982. He won the Stanley Cup with the club in 1975, lead the NHL in goals scored in 1976, won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1976, was a two time All-Star, and was named to the Flyers Hall of Fame in 1992.