KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Sports Collectible Road Show comes to Knoxville Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8.

The event is free and families are welcome.

Appraisers will be set up in a conference room at the Courtyard by Marriott on Church Street from 9:00 to 4:00 each day.

Anyone who stops by is welcome to hold and take a picture with an authentic game-used early 1930s Babe Ruth baseball bat. Other historic baseball memorabilia will also be on display all three days.

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Chattanooga Lookouts pitcher Jackie Mitchell (2nd left) with Yankees First Baseman Lou Gehrig (far left), Lookouts Owner Joe Engel (2nd Right), & Yankees Right Fielder Babe Ruth-April 2, 1931 (Courtesy:  Chattanooga Bicentennial Library)

Collectors can bring sports, historical or entertainment memorabilia and trading cards and speak with a team of evaluation experts.  They will provide free appraisals and buy quality items on the spot.

Vintage items from before 1970 are the most desirable but appraisers will answer questions about any memorabilia. 

Items to bring include baseball cards, other sports cards, autographs, game-worn player jerseys and equipment, original photos and Hollywood memorabilia.

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