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Stars set to sign at National Sports Collectors Convention (complete lineup & start fees listed)

More than 90 stars from several sports will be on hand during The National to sign during various times for the five-day show.

Upper Deck continues expired redemption raffle

UD will continue running a raffle program it started at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, but for Upper Deck redemptions only.

AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show.

UD, Sanders catch up at NSCC to sign

Big-name stars signed their cards in Baltimore.

AT THE NATIONAL: A chat with Jim Rice

The former Boston Red Sox star isn’t much of a collector.

What did you get at The NSCC? I got Reggie …

What I got in that last hour was something I never in my life could have expected — something I could have never want-listed or dreamt about. It wasn’t a Rookie Card or an autograph. What I got was Reggie Jackson.

AT THE NATIONAL: Hall of Famer Earl Weaver affirms $3 thrift-store find with a glance

“Does it have the pocket for my cigarettes?” asked Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver when presented with one of his old jerseys at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

AT THE NATIONAL: Forget me not … tales from the bargain bins

“And if you pick out a lot, I’ll give you a good deal.”

AT THE NATIONAL: Evander Holyfield’s estate up for auction

BALTIMORE – As first-timers to the National Sports Collectors Convention, Julien’s Auctions are showing up with the real deal.

AT THE NATIONAL: Mel Ott bat stolen from dealer

BALTIMORE – The bat Frank Robinson used to hit his 500th home run sat in its own display case in the front of a booth. Onlookers stopped and marveled. It brought attention to JT Sports’ booth where game-used bats were everywhere.

AT THE NATIONAL: Inside a Topps redemption set

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he opens a 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue parallel set that a collector provided.

AT THE NATIONAL: 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj as they rip into a box of 2012 Platinum Prospects from Onyx Authenticated in this latest edition of Box Busters.

AT THE NATIONAL: Dick Perez attends his first NSCC

All those Diamond Kings and Turkey Reds later, and Dick Perez has finally attended his first National.

The National can be overwhelming to first-timers

BALTIMORE — Where do I start?

AT THE NATIONAL: Former AAGPBL player talks baseball, movies

We all know the movie. We know the famous line. But the women who were really part of it don’t resonate with many baseball fans.

AT THE NATIONAL: VIP packages sell out

For the first time in the 33 years of the National Sports Collectors Convention the Super VIP and VIP packages have sold out, said NSCC organizer Mike Berkus on Friday.

The National is still The One for many of us

The hobby, the trading card industry and the collecting world’s showcase event — the National Sports Collectors Convention — is under way in Baltimore and, in a word, it’s … unbelievable.

AT THE NATIONAL: Tearing into 2012 Topps Mini

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Beckett contributor Ben Aguirre as they rip into and chat about a box of 2012 Topps Mini baseball cards at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Thursday in Baltimore.

AT THE NATIONAL: Dealers, collectors benefit from Black Swamp Find discovery

The “Black Swamp Find” cards – as they’ve been called – are the stars of this week’s National Sports Collectors Convention through auctions, VIP giveaways and collector chatter.

AT THE NATIONAL: Upper Deck rewards casebreakers with prizes

Upper Deck is making redemptions worthwhile for these big spenders by giving away prizes for collectors breaking select 2012 Upper Deck cases.

AT THE NATIONAL: Group case breakers open more nearly 200 Panini redemption packs

BALTIMORE – Not everyone can make it to the National Sports Collectors Convention. Money, distance and work are all things that can get in the way.

AT THE NATIONAL: Remembering the Seattle Pilots

BALTIMORE — Baseball’s Seattle Pilots are alluring for obscurity’s sake – one season in existence, a last place finish, and an eventual move to Milwaukee.

AT THE NATIONAL: Topps redemptions a hit

The doors couldn’t open soon enough for many collectors heading for the Topps booth at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. They just had to get their hands on some of the wrapper redemptions.

AT THE NATIONAL: Palmer, Schoendienst, Youngblood, Finch, Robinson unavailable for autos

Jim Palmer, Red Schoendienst, Jack Youngblood, Jennie Finch and Frank Robinson will not be signing,

Tebow, Manning Prestige cards in NSCC packs

Two special Prestige cards will only be found in packs at the show.

Panini’s NFL rookie-drawn sketches at NSCC

Sketch cards by rookies can be found at the show.

Three last-minute tips for the National

In two days, the National Sports Collectors Convention will kick off in Baltimore with a sneak peek. Here are some tips if attending.