Piece of the Game is Coming to the ALPLM
Win a bat used by Kris Bryant - have your
sports collectibles evaluated
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[May 10, 2017]
Springfield, in conjunction with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum (ALPLM), welcomes the award-winning sports
memorabilia show A Piece of the Game to the presidential library on
Saturday June 3, 2017.
A Piece of the Game invites fans to
bring cherished memorabilia collected over the generations for
expert evaluation. Two to three experts will set up shop in the
ALPLM’s main plaza from 9am-4pm for fans to find out what their
treasures are worth.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s latest exhibit
is Cubs vs. Cardinals: The Rivalry, a collection of historic
artifacts, documents and photos that explore one of the great
rivalries in sports history.
“We are excited to have A Piece of the Game come to Springfield for
fans to have their unique items evaluated. We feel Cubs vs.
Cardinals: The Rivalry is a homerun exhibit featuring legendary
players and new stars alike and will encourage visitors to visit
Springfield to not only see this piece of the city but all that
Springfield has to offer,” said Gina Gemberling, Executive Director,
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“As a museum, we know the importance of preserving pieces of the
past and the joy that those treasured items can bring,” said Alan Lowe,
executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. “We
look forward to hosting an event that will let people share and learn more about
their beloved sports memorabilia. I plan on bringing in an artifact or two of my
Visitors can register to win their own piece of the game. A bat used by National
League MVP (2016) and Rookie of the Year (2015) Chicago Cubs 3rd baseman, Kris
Bryant will be given away!
A Piece of the Game, hosted by Dave Kaplan, airs 28 times on WGN-TV starting in
May following Cubs and White Sox games. Create by Don Dupree; it has won two
[Leah Guffrey, Visit Springfield]