Sports standouts to sign autographs at Lima Mall


First Posted: 1/22/2014

LIMA — Sports fans will want to be at Playball Ink in the Lima Mall Saturday and Sunday.

Several notable former athletes from both the college and professional ranks will be on hand to sign autographs and speak with fans.

“It took about four months and several negotiations to get them in,” event organizer Derek Kill said.

For Buckeye football fans, members of both the 1968 and 2002 national championship teams will be on hand, as well as former players from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers. Fans will recognize several names, including George Foster, Joe Theismann and Rudy Ruettiger.

“There will be about 30 tables full of other dealers selling sports stuff as well,” Kill said.