Shreveport's comic con, Geek'd Con, is coming back this August. The dates are August 16-18 at the Shreveport Convention Center. The event usually draws thousands of fans from around the country to meet and greet their favorite stars from movies, TV, and video games.

But this year, Geek'd Con is expanding to include a new event.

In 2024, Geek'd Con will host the first ever Shreveport Sports Card Expo. This will be 3 days filled with sports card dealers, sports memorabilia, and athletes present to sign autographs for fans.

The inaugural Shreveport Sports Card Expo will feature Texas Rangers legend Rafael Palmeiro!

Palmeiro looks on
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Raffy is a 4-time MLB All Star, won the Gold Glove three times, won 2 Silver Slugger Awards, and he is one of only seven players in MLB history to be a member of both the 500 home run club and the 3,000 hit club!

He played his college baseball at Mississippi State, where he was one of the first 2 players in school history to win an SEC Triple Crown. He was inducted into the Mississippi State Hall of Fame in 2008, the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

Palmeiro hits 500th career home run
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After his college career, he was drafted in the First Round of the MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs.

From 1986-1988, he played for the Chicago Cubs. Then from 1989-1993, Palmerio was a Texas Ranger. He then joined the Baltimore Orioles in 1994 and stayed there through 1998. In 1999 he returned to the Rangers, and remained there until 2003. In the 2004 and 2005 seasons, he finished his career back in Baltimore.

Rodriguez is congratulated by Palmeiro after home run
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Over his 20 year MLB career, he spent half his seasons with the Texas Rangers. Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports are among the publications that regularly rank Palmerio as one of the greatest Texas Rangers of all time.

Come meet Raffy in Shreveport this August!

Tables for the Sports Card Expo are available right now at and tickets can be found here.

Geek'd Con 2024 Guest Lineup

Geek'd Con is back for another fantastic year at the Shreveport Convention Center. On top of the regular Geek'd Con festivities, this year on the second floor we will debuting the Shreveport Sports Card Show - which will feature sports card vendors, memorabilia vendors and sports guests!

You can find the full line-up (so far) below. Tickets are on-sale now here.

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