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Tag Archives: 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention

NSCC Pack Wars: Olds vs. kids for 2013 Topps Minis … PART 2

What happens when Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds takes on kids in Pack Wars on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention?

NSCC director Mike Berkus talks show success, group breaks and West Coast venues

With the NSCC over, director Mike Berkus spoke to Beckett Media about the show.

Jermaine Dye discusses his favorite baseball cards – and the weirdest thing he’s ever signed

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jermaine Dye returned to his second home this weekend. Bring a World Series title to Chicago for the first time in 88 years, and you’re bound to make some new friends. Dye led the White Sox to the championship in 2005, winning MVP honors in a four-game sweep of […]

NSCC Pack Wars: Olds vs. kids for 2013 Topps Minis … PART 1

What happens when Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds takes on kids in Pack Wars on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention?

VIDEO: Famous Fabrics gives away a Beatles cut card at the NSCC

Famous Fabrics gives a collector at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention a Beatles cut card.

NSCC case break: 2012 Upper Deck Exquisite Football

Steel City Collectibles partnered with Upper Deck at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention for a multi-case break of 2012 Upper Deck Exquisite Football.

At the National: Sports legends interact with fans, clown around and catch up

Fans lined up this week to meet their sports heroes, getting autographs and sharing stories at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Boxing legend Larry Holmes mingles with fans

Boxing legend Larry Holmes interacts with fans at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

NSCC Box Busters: 2012-13 Panini National Treasures basketball

Beckett Basketball’s Susan Lulgjuraj caught some collectors opening 2012-13 Panini National Treasures basketball on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Lelands displays NY Renaissance warm-up – ‘the greatest team nobody knows’

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Above an iconic baseball card and million-dollar trophy rests an item Josh Evans has spent three decades searching for – a jersey representing the early 1900s New York Renaissance. “The Rens are the great basketball team of all-time that nobody knows,” said Evans, chairman for Lelands Auctions. Lelands is […]

At the National: 23 memorable Michael Jordan items

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Michael Jordan still stands tall in Chicago. Jordan reigned over basketball and the hobby during the 1980s and 1990s, leading the Bulls to six championships. Jordan’s greatness, charisma and collectibility continue to spark hobby innovation. Air Jordan’s legacy emerges on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention. This […]

NSCC Gallery: Modern, BGS slabs, vintage autos and more put on show at the show

From Exquisite creations with elite names to vintage autos and BGS-graded modern-day stashes, there’s plenty to see on the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Mickey Mantle game-worn 1963 jersey tops $450K in auction

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor A Mickey Mantle game-worn jersey drew $454,100 (including premiums) in Legendary Auctions’ Friday sale, one of the highest prices ever paid for a baseball jersey. Mantle wore the jersey during the end of the 1963 season. After the season ended, the jersey was shipped to minor-league Binghampton, and GM […]

NSCC Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Inception baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 2013 Bowman Inception that he won as part of the Topps Q&A session after Day 3 of the the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Collectors in the Olympic spirit with pins, medals and more

The National Sports Collectors Convention hosted the Olympic Pavilion, a place with dealers and collectors with all of the above and more.

At the National: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle stolen from dealer’s display

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Thieves stole a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle from a dealer’s case at the National Sports Collectors Convention – and now authorities and fellow dealers are trying to track down the card. Jeff Foy, a dealer with Indianapolis-based Card Country, said he believes a group of three people were likely […]

At the National: Grey Flannel Auctions shows off its Jerry Lucas collection

By Dan Good | Contributing Editor Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest players in basketball history. Grey Flannel has the memorabilia to prove it. The auction house is showcasing items from Lucas’s iconic career – from his days at Ohio State and in the Olympics, onto the Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New […]

NSCC Notebook: VIP winner, table top baseball and pretty paintings

A look at what’s going on the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National: Collectors can get customized sketch cards on the spot

Collectors can get customized sketch cards at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.

NSCC Box Busters: 2013 Leaf Pop Century

Watch as Beckett’s Susan Lulgjuraj opens a box of 2013 Leaf Pop Century.

At the National: Every direction you turn is a potential new discovery

Walk one direction, and you can marvel at mountains of today’s wax at prices that might make some shop owners cry. Walk another and you can dig through dime boxes the size of Dallas.

At the National: Upper Deck honors Cards2Kids teen founder

Makowiec, 17, was honored by Upper Deck at the VIP Reception at National Sports Collections Convention on Wednesday.

At the National: Yasiel Puig’s Topps redemption cards in demand

The Topps wrapper redemption program is a popular one again this year at the National Sports Collectors Convention with a 25-card Bowman Platinum set and Gypsy Queen redemption cards.

At the National: Beckett gets its first winner in the NSCC scavenger hunt

The Beckett Cover Cards scavenger hunt had its first winner at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention on Wednesday.

NSCC Box Busters: 2013 Bowman Platinum baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Topps marketing manager Marc Stephens as they rip into a box of 2013 Bowman Platinum baseball cards in this special edition of Box Busters from the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.