Category Archives: National Sports Collectors Convention

Beckett Auctions lands Strasburg Superfractor

Posted on July 28, 2015 – 10:28 am Author: chrisolds

The 2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg Superfractor is headed to the auction block one more time — this time it’s via Beckett Auctions.

Oyo Sportstoys heads to national with new figures

Posted on July 27, 2015 – 12:57 pm Author: chrisolds

Oyo SportsToys hopes it can build a little fun into the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Beckett Radio previews the National convention

Posted on July 24, 2015 – 10:29 am Author: Derek Ficken

000000 By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host For the past month, Beckett Radio has previewed the National Sports Collectors Convention, which starts Wednesday in Chicago. Host Derek Ficken has interviewed numerous card companies, distributors and even the man behind the Convention, Mike Berkus. If you are planning to go to the National, or you just would […]

Panini To Host Breaking Events At The National

Posted on July 22, 2015 – 9:34 am Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Panini America‘s corporate booth is regarded as one of the top destinations for those attending the National each year and in 2015, they have added some new elements that will appeal to collectors of all ages. In a positive move that helps promote the hobby to youth, Panini […]

NSCC Notebook: What’s in store at the National?

Posted on July 21, 2015 – 12:01 pm Author: chrisolds

The National Sports Collectors Convention is about a week away … here’s a rundown of some of the promotional events planned for the biggest show for sports cards and memorabilia.

The National Launches Mobile App

Posted on July 16, 2015 – 3:06 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Collectors planning to attend the upcoming 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago later this month now have all the information they need at their fingertips as the show approaches. Organizers have partnered up with the Whova app to let the hobby convene and create connections before the […]

Leaf announces National redemption program plans

Posted on July 12, 2015 – 7:07 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Leaf Trading Cards will once again have a solid presence in the corporate section at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention later this month and it has announced it will once again hold a redemption program for hobbyists in attendance. Those coming to the Leaf booth and breaking […]

Topps’ NSCC promos also include Ginter, Gypsy Queen

Posted on July 10, 2015 – 3:28 pm Author: chrisolds

Topps’ plans for promo cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention will have even more of a retro-styled twist.

College ties among baseball highlights in Panini’s National show wrapper redemption program

Posted on July 8, 2015 – 12:57 pm Author: chrisolds

000000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor When the Panini America wrapper redemption program kicks into gear at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on July 29, there will be plenty of familiar names inside the packs. Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson, Kris Bryant, Matt Harvey and plenty more will be found in […]

Panini’s National VIP cards focus on freshmen

Posted on July 5, 2015 – 9:40 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media Panini America has revealed details about its plans for collectors that have purchased VIP admission packages for the upcoming 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Every bag handed out to those opting to buy the show’s VIP package is set to receive a coupon they can take […]

Panini readies for VIP party at National Convention

Posted on June 30, 2015 – 2:23 pm Author: chrisolds

Panini America released the first details for its VIP party set for Aug. 1 at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and they were the basics.

Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention with autographed twist

Posted on June 29, 2015 – 7:39 pm Author: chrisolds

This year, there’s an added twist to the Beckett Covers program at the National Sports Collectors Convention — an autographed prize for those who take the challenge and complete the set.

Win a 2015 Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron box from Beckett Radio

Posted on June 26, 2015 – 9:20 am Author: Derek Ficken

000000 By Derek Ficken | Beckett Radio Host Beckett Radio is pleased to announce it is giving away a box of 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron on the latest episode. Be sure to listen in to see how you can win this box from them. Send your answers in to radio@beckett.com or on their Twitter […]

Topps readies Bowman homage for VIPs at National Sports Collectors Convention

Posted on June 24, 2015 – 4:04 pm Author: chrisolds

For VIP bag buyers, Topps will have a five-card set of 1953 Bowman “cards that never were” — a checklist that includes Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays.

Vintage Break added to the National

Posted on June 23, 2015 – 10:07 am Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention is a little over a month away and collectors from all over the world are expected to come to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois to enjoy the world’s largest trading card show. It is an event that has […]

Considering autograph signings at the National? Here’s a rundown of who is appearing …

Posted on June 16, 2015 – 12:18 pm Author: chrisolds

000000 By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor The National Sports Collectors Convention is set for Chicago beginning on July 29 with more than 100 signers from the four major sports and beyond. One highlight this year will be the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunion, while notables such as Emmitt Smith, Barry […]

Upper Deck divulges plans for National

Posted on May 27, 2015 – 1:07 pm Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Media As we get closer to the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention, trading card companies are getting ready to reveal details about their redemption programs and booth activities and Upper Deck has beat them all to the punch in letting collectors know what they can expect in Chicago from […]

Miracle On Ice Comes To The National

Posted on March 3, 2015 – 11:35 am Author: Stephen Laroche

000000 By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Hockey Editor While members of the 1980 United States Olympic Team recently held a reunion in Lake Placid celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Miracle On Ice, collectors will get an opportunity to meet many of them this summer at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. This […]

Does ESPN’s Cleveland Issue get collectors and The National wrong … or right?

Posted on October 9, 2014 – 10:24 am Author: chrisolds

ESPN The Magazine’s “Cleveland Issue” — a magazine that (oddly) features Derek Jeter on its cover — explores what makes Cleveland rock … as well as the recent National Sports Collectors Convention.