Category Archives: National Sports Collectors Convention

2016 NSCC Podcast: Farewell from Atlantic City

Posted on August 8, 2016 – 2:07 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Podcast closing out the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention. Topics include an overview of the show and finding that special card at the show.

Sights from the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on August 8, 2016 – 11:50 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Relive highlights from the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention with a massive gallery of pictures from the show.

Kids and the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on August 6, 2016 – 10:39 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Things at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention that made it more appealing to families and suggestions for the future.

2016 NSCC Podcast: The Most Important Thing About the National

Posted on August 6, 2016 – 1:19 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Friday at the National is done and we’re past the half-way point. In this podcast, Ryan Cracknell offers his observations from the show floor and a remarkable person who has been working hard and doing great things. Ryan also shares what he thinks is the most important thing about the show.

Brady Kahle Gets a Heroic Inspirations Card

Posted on August 5, 2016 – 4:03 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The hobby of collecting trading cards and memorabilia can sometimes be filled with negative experiences and emotions, but there are still plenty of collectors around who love a great story and are willing to help out others in a time of need. In the case of […]

Topps Creates Mike Berkus Tribute Card, 2016 Allen & Ginter NSCC 1/1s

Posted on August 5, 2016 – 8:16 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details on some exclusive cards handed out at the 2016 Topps NSCC Q&A including 1-of-1 Allen & Ginter parallels and a special Mike Berkus tribute card.

National Attendees Can Help Support Cards for a Cause

Posted on August 5, 2016 – 8:09 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Facing with the reality of his friend Landen Palatino battling brain cancer, young collector Brady Kahle has stepped up to help out and raise funds by selling his cards – and collectors attending the 37th National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City can help him out […]

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sets Record Price for a Hockey Card

Posted on August 5, 2016 – 5:37 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor A new record price for a hockey card has been established and it is only fitting that it is for the only 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee rookie card of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky. Last night, the intense bidding for the PSA 10 card reached its culmination and sold via […]

2016 NSCC Podcast: Thursday Traffic Report, Topps Q&A

Posted on August 4, 2016 – 11:47 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Podcast looking at some of the highlights from Thursday, August 4 at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention including a traffic report and the Topps Q&A.

Here’s What You Get for Completing the 2016 National Beckett Cover Set

Posted on August 4, 2016 – 9:52 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about the 2016 NSCC Beckett Cover Redemption Set, which is given to those who complete the scavenger hunt. All exclusives are printed on metal.

2016 NSCC Topps Q&A Live Blog

Posted on August 4, 2016 – 4:21 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

The annual Topps Q&A at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention took place today. Here are the highlights from how the event played out minus various giveaways.

National Founder, Mike Berkus, Remembered in NSCC Main Stage Dedication

Posted on August 4, 2016 – 8:15 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights from the dedication of the main stage at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention to the show’s founder, Mike Berkus.

2016 NSCC Podcast: Day 1 Impressions and Highlights

Posted on August 3, 2016 – 10:49 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Recap of Wednesday, August 5, the opening day of the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention.

VIP Party Kicks Off the 2016 National

Posted on August 3, 2016 – 6:35 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Highlights of the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP Party.

Ready, Set, Hunt! 2016 National Beckett Cover Set

Posted on August 3, 2016 – 8:12 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out how to collect the complete 2016 National Beckett Cover Set by visiting booths at the NSCC in Atlantic City. Includes checklist and dealer list.

2016 NSCC Podcast: Things You Must Do at the National

Posted on August 3, 2016 – 7:05 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Special edition podcast highlighting some of the can’t-miss things to do at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City.

Beckett Grading at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on August 1, 2016 – 11:30 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Details and rates for Beckett Grading Services at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention.

2016 Panini National Sports Collectors Convention Wrapper Redemption Details

Posted on July 20, 2016 – 11:02 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

Get the details and checklist info for the 2016 Panini National Sports Collectors Convention cards. The set was produced for their annual wrapper redemption.

2016 Topps National Sports Collectors Convention Wrapper Redemption and Other Exclusives

Posted on July 19, 2016 – 12:38 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

Find out about Topps’ plans for the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention including exclusive 2016 Bowman National Refractors and new Rocky cards.

Here’s the Exclusive 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP Set

Posted on July 11, 2016 – 1:11 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP set details, checklist and gallery. See the exclusive cards different manufacturers are giving to attendees.

Goldin Auctions puts basketball treasures up for bids at the National

Posted on July 5, 2016 – 12:41 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Basketball collectors attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City next month will be able to see some incredible pieces of memorabilia up close and have a chance to bid on them in person during the 2016 Premium Live Auction from Goldin Auctions on August 4. Among […]

Rookies and history the focus of Leaf’s National redemption program

Posted on June 28, 2016 – 8:21 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Leaf Trading Cards plans to have a multi-faceted redemption program at the 37th National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City in early August and the fun begins with case breakers. Cracking open a case of 2016 releases like Pop Century, In The Game Used or Genesis […]

Upper Deck reveals its plans for the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on June 13, 2016 – 4:03 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor Upper Deck has announced some major plans for the 38th National Sports Collectors Convention and collectors visiting their booth at the show in Atlantic City from August 3 to 7 have a chance to obtain cards that are exclusive to the show. Plenty of promotional packs […]

PSA 10 Wayne Gretzky rookie card up for auction once again

Posted on May 26, 2016 – 4:46 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor The Wayne Gretzky rookie card from the 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Hockey set has long been considered one of the hobby’s most celebrated and iconic cards and finding a high-grade copy can be a challenge for even the most advanced collectors – even if they have deep pockets. Now, collectors […]

2016 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers

Posted on April 26, 2016 – 12:50 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

2016 National Sports Collectors Convention autograph signers list and schedule. More than 100 athletes are expected to be on hand at the show in Atlantic City.

National founder Mike Berkus passes away

Posted on November 21, 2015 – 7:31 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor National Sports Collectors Convention co-founder Mike Berkus, who is regarded by many as being one of the most influential forces in the history of the hobby, passed away yesterday. A longtime collector that transitioned into a show promoter in the 1970s, he played a key role […]

Coming Over from Down Under: How one Australian collector’s trip to the 2015 National changed his life

Posted on September 10, 2015 – 1:44 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor For some, getting to the National Sports Collectors Convention is a matter of rolling out of bed and maybe driving an hour or two. For others, it might involve a short flight and a stay at a local hotel. It’s a little more complicated, but still fairly simple when […]

English Teen Chases Vintage Baseball Cards

Posted on August 12, 2015 – 4:10 pm Author: Mike Payne

By Mike Payne Of the thousands who attended the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago recently, it’s likely few travelled as far as 13-year-old Owen Randell. It’s a long way from England to Chicago. Randell was attending his first National with his grandfather, Joe Kroes, a resident of upstate New York. The 13-year-old from […]

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter National Die-Cut checklist

Posted on August 7, 2015 – 11:37 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor One of the most popular exclusives at this year’s National were the 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter National Die-Cuts. Given to collectors who brought a sealed box of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball to the company’s booth, the cards have the basic design elements with the addition of […]

Dealers offer their take on the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 4:23 pm Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor The 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention has come to a close. Other than Sunday, typically a slow day, the Chicago crowds definitely felt busier than last year in Cleveland. But more people doesn’t always translate into more sales. Talking with several dealers in the show’s closing hours, it appears […]

Topps gives out exclusive Jose Abreu autograph to 2015 National Q&A attendees

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 11:43 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor The National has no shortage of exclusive cards. However, one big one could easily slip by because it wasn’t advertised and it required a little work to get. At the end of their Q&A on Saturday, Topps announced that those in attendance would receive a special Jose Abreu autographed […]

Scenes From the Show: A massive NSCC image gallery

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 10:30 am Author: chrisolds

  Wander the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention and you’ll see things you wouldn’t imagine finding from both the past and the present. Here’s just one small sampling of items seen at the NSCC and some of the other related events. Check out more than 100 images after the jump.  — Chris Olds

Panini VIP Party a culmination for many following a busy National

Posted on August 4, 2015 – 10:13 am Author: Ryan Cracknell

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Much of the attention surrounding Panini’s annual VIP party at the National centers around some getting their invitation for buying a large amount of product at the show. However, there are many others for whom it’s a way to let loose and celebrate. The Panini VIP party comes following […]

Topps releases remaining NSCC sets online

Posted on August 3, 2015 – 1:48 pm Author: chrisolds

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor If you missed the show of all shows, Topps has two show-only releases that you can still get — at least for a limited time. Three limited sets of 5-by-7 baseball cards — one featuring notable Chicago icons and the other featuring game’s biggest young stars on High […]

Hockey has strong presence at the National

Posted on August 2, 2015 – 8:21 am Author: Stephen Laroche

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor For hockey collectors, the National Sports Collectors Convention can be a great opportunity to pick up a few bargains and there are plenty of rare and obscure pieces of memorabilia to be found on the floor. Whether it is the latest release from Upper Deck or Leaf Trading […]