ATLANTIC CITY--The National Sports Collectors Convention continues through Sunday, bringing big names in sports history--Johnny Bench, Steve Carlton, Sugar Ray Leonard and dozens more.
Here are some athletes scheduled to appear that you may also know for reasons outside the sports sphere:
The Hulkster's movie career started when he was body slammed by Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky III."
Then there was “Suburban Commando” and even a voice role in the animated “Gnomeo and Juliet.”
But what about Hogan’s other film? He received a $140 million judgement in a sex-video case against Gawker.
The gossip site publicized a video of Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, having sex with the wife of his former best friend Bubba The Love Sponge Clem.
What is there to say about the former Chicago Bulls star life outside of a basketball?
Well, he married and divorced model Carmen Electra, had a brief pro wrestling career, appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and… oh yea… he’s friendly with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
But there’s something even more bizarre: he’s a published children’s book author.
“Dennis the Wild Bull” is sold on Amazon. Really. And the book got 4.1 stars out of 5 on Amazon. Really.
Joe Namath and Joe Greene
Namath led the Jets to victory in Super Bowl III.
And then he led America on another trip: Starring as the leg model in a pantyhose commercial.
Meanwhile, “Mean” Joe Greene is known for perhaps the most famous Super Bowl commercial of all time. “Hey kid, catch.”
Greene said he drank 18 bottles of Coca Cola to get it right.
“I didn’t know any better. I chugged the doggone thing over and over and over,” he said, according to People.com
The former star of Philadelphia 76rs had a brief Hollywood career with 1979’s “The Fish that Saved Pittsburg.”
The film got panned by the New York Times, but became a cult classic among athletes such as Donovan McNabb and Shaquille O’Neal.
Interested in heading to the sports collectibles show. Here's the list of who will be there.