Tag Archives: National Sports Collectors Convention

BGS Diary: Allen & Ginter Mini Rip, Kris Bryant, Danica Patrick, Will Ferrell and even more make the grade

For the last few months, I’ve submitted a few cards a month to Beckett Grading Services to finally get some of the cards I like into slabs. Selecting which cards to submit has been easier said than done — and the results can be interesting, too.

Scenes From the Show: A massive NSCC image gallery

  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

Topps releases remaining NSCC sets online

  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 […]

Panini VIP Party creates moments before memorabilia

Each of them had the chance to create some moments with some of the biggest names in the sports world — and on this evening selfies and snapshots were clearly in demand. In fact, they were priceless.

Panini adds Mike Tyson to VIP Party guest roster

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor He’s been the world heavyweight champ, had a Hangover, joined the WWE Hall of Fame, a man who forever changed video games and is “the baddest man on the planet.” But now Mike Tyson is a Panini America VIP Party guest. Tyson is the latest addition to a […]

First look: 2015 Topps Vault Originals

An upcoming Topps baseball card set will go big while focusing on photography from the past.

John Smoltz, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar join Panini America VIP party guest list

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor One of the newest Baseball Hall of Famers, a hardcourt legend and two more young NBA stars have been added to the Panini America VIP Party guest list for Saturday night. Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar headline the latest batch […]

Scenes at the show: National Sports Collectors Convention (Friday)

You can find virtually anything at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

At the National … on Twitter (Tuesday)

  By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor The Show of all Shows began with a group-breaker evening Tuesday night inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., and that’s just one example of how there’s even more action online than ever before for the National Sports Collectors Convention.  Thanks to technology and group-breakers, […]

Oyo Sportstoys heads to national with new figures

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

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

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.

Leaf announces National redemption program plans

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 a […]

Topps’ NSCC promos also include Ginter, Gypsy Queen

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

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 packs. […]

Panini’s National VIP cards focus on freshmen

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 to […]

Panini readies for VIP party at National Convention

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

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.

Topps readies Bowman homage for VIPs at National Sports Collectors Convention

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

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 continually […]

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

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 Sanders, […]

Advance tickets for National on sale today

If you’re Chicago-bound for the National Sports Collectors Convention, then now’s the time.

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

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.

At the National: Busting packs with Jobu and other NSCC superstars at the ballpark

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds took Jobu and a few of his friends to the ballpark on Friday night … you can find them all in his Cleveland-focused and National Sports Collectors Convention-only packs ripped in the stands of Progressive Field after a dominating 12-2 Indians win over the Texas Rangers.

On the breaker beat at the NSCC — five basics we should know

CLEVELAND | The pointed end of a box-cutter slices through the packing tape on a case of 2014 Bowman Platinum. The master box is turned upside down and out tumble 12 brand-new sealed boxes of the latest baseball product to hit the shelves.

Views from the floor: Simple sights from the National Sports Collectors Convention

CLEVELAND | Day 2 of the National Sports Collectors Convention — the first full day of the show — was a whirlwind of showmanship, enjoyment and, well, shredding of wax and wheeling and dealing between dealers and collectors that is the show of all shows for sports fans.

The National remains the show of all sports shows

You’ll see what you would have never imagined finding at the NSCC.

Box Busters at the National: 2014 Topps Mini baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he ventures to the Topps booth on the first day of the National Sports Collectors Convention to rip a 2014 Topps Mini box.

Beckett Covers cards: Get ‘em while you can at the National Sports Collectors Convention

Beckett Media has it covered — and it all starts today.

Playing Favorites at the NSCC … Part 1

Chatter Up veterans Richard and Melissa Hardy are attending their first National Sports Collectors Convention and caught up with Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds to talk about their favorites and more before a session of Pack Wars on the show floor.

Panini Unveils Multi-Sport Redemption Program and VIP Set for the National

By Stephen Laroche | Beckett Basketball Editor Panini America has given collectors a small glimpse into their plans for the upcoming 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and they will be focusing on the hottest rookies around in addition to today’s brightest stars. It all begins with a special treat for VIP attendees […]

Beckett 20 Questions on … Cleveland and the National Sports Collectors Convention

We’re curious about what you know about Cleveland, so here are the latest 20 questions all with an NSCC or Cleveland-centric twist.

Family’s love of collectibles turns into a family business

Chuck Whisman’s home was filled with trading cards and memorabilia. Even his young daughters would comment on how their dining room table was completely hidden by the goods.

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 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.

Oyo SportsToys heads to The National with projects for kids, free limited-edition figures

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