Jennifer Lopez joins Alex Rodriguez at Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago

Mon. July 31, 2017 9:42 AM by Ross Forman

alex rodriguez and jennifer lopez in chicago

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Chicago, IL - Jennifer Lopez made a surprise appearance at a sporting event in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, July 29.

No surprise, that event – the 38th annual National Sports Collectors Convention – featured her boyfriend, former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, who was signing autographs at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

AROD was one of about 100 scheduled signers in the Tristar Autograph Pavilion, with his autographs starting at $150 each.

About 10 minutes after AROD started signing, JLO walked out from a draped off area, and sat on his left. Fans immediately brought out their cell phones to capture images of the crossover power-couple. JLO was not seen signing any autographs, nor was she seen asked to sign any.

JLO stood repeatedly to snap pics of AROD with her cellphone.

Henry Winkler was the only other entertainer appearing. Dancing With The Stars runner-up and 2016 World Series Champion David Ross of the Chicago Cubs was one of the most sought-after signatures at the five-day event that drew about 30,000 collectors.

Other sporting icons who attended the five-day convention included Lance Armstrong, "Dr. J" Julius Erving, Cal Ripken Jr., Bobby Knight, Dennis Rodman, Roberto Duran, Barry Sanders, Lou Holtz and Pete Rose.

The 39th National Sports Collectors Convention will be held next August in Cleveland.