By Crystal Harrell

After a very successful first run in September of last year, the Palm Springs Card Show is making a return for its second year at the Palm Springs Convention Center on June 1st and 2nd.

This family-friendly event will feature a wide assortment of sports cards, sports memorabilia, autographs, Pokemon, trading card games, Funko, comics, collectibles, and much more.

There will also be special guests for autographs, with MLB superstars Bret Saberhagen appearing Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jose Canesco on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Dwight Gooden on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


The inspiration to bring the Card Show to Palm Springs in the first place was spurred by the recent popularity of the collectible industry—whether it be sports cards, memorabilia, Pokemon trading, card games, Funko collectibles—making it a hot market during the last couple of years.

“I noticed that no one was doing a show in the Coachella Valley and I love the desert. So I wanted to bring a great card show to the area, and I thought it’d be a great way for families, parents and their children, grandparents and the kids to all do something fun together. There’s something for everybody and it’s just a great activity,” shared the Palm Springs Card Show promoter.

“The show was such a success last year that we wanted to bring it back and do it again.  The goal is to do it every year—to have an annual show in the desert. I think with the growth of the desert, there was an opportunity, because nothing like this existed in the Coachella Valley. There’s been a lot going on, and especially last year, we had the Coachella Valley Firebirds team come in with the Acrisure Arena, and a lot of people embraced that So I just thought it would be a great opportunity to bring this event for others to share as well.”

BECKETT will be at the card show taking grading submissions and JSA will be offering onsite autograph authentication. Admission and autograph tickets can be purchased at the official Palm Springs Card Show website, Individual day tickets can be purchased for 10 dollars, or purchased for 15 dollars at the door. A special early bird weekend pass is now available for 15 dollars. Children under 12 get into the card show for free. The Palm Springs Card Show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

“I want to bring something to the community here because I love the desert so much. This is something that I’m passionate about and interested in, and I know it will resonate with other people,” stated the Palm Springs Card Show promoter.

A full listing of autograph ticket pricing is available on the official card show website,, as well as vendor registration information. Those interested can also join a mailing list on the website to get exclusive updates on the event. For questions and more information about the card show, email or call 415-470-2670.