All-Star FanFest is where the fun is this weekend

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by Yetta Gibson

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Video report by Frank Camacho

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 11 at 7:03 AM

PHOENIX -- The MLB All-Star Fan Fest opened its doors Friday morning to massive crows at the Phoenix Convention Center.

It is an interactive activities center for people of all ages. There's lots to do and see like the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics from Major League legends, free autograph sessions with Diamondbacks and MLB legends, memorabilia and much more.

One of the major booths that people will flock to, especially collectors is hosted by Jim Maser, also known as the "The Pin Guy."

Maser's booth is stationed at every major professional sports event.

“We have probably around 30 to 35 different All-Star pins correlating to World Series games," Maser said. "We have press pins that range from $2 to $150.. We plan to sell everything! There is literally thousands of dollars in inventory here,."

All Major League Baseball All-Star FanFest attractions are free with the price of admission, with the only additional event costs being for concessions and memorabilia. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and younger, senior citizens and military personnel. Children young than 2 are admitted free with a parent.

The Arizona Diamondbacks play host to the Mid-Summer Classic, the 82nd MLB All-Star Game, at Chase Field on July 12.

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