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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.

UD offers redemption pick up and raffle at NSCC

Upper Deck is including a program for redemptions at its booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Sportkings announces NSCC VIP and redemption programs

If you like games, the Sportkings booth may be the spot for collectors at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Baseball Card Exchange to give away rarity at NSCC

One of the rarest Topps baseball cards of the 1990s — if not the rarest — can be yours at the National Sports Collectors Convention Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore.

Hobby’s evolution isn’t only seen in memorabilia

Beckett’s Chris Olds couldn’t help but notice the countless differences between today’s NSCC and past conventions when flipping through a program from 1984.

Topps unveils five-card National VIP set

Topps’ National VIP set includes an offering of cards modeled in the famed 1952 design … but with a twist.

Topps unveils NSCC promo card plans

You can see Bryce Harper at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Press Pass releases National show card plans

Press Pass has unveiled its plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in early August and it’s one that will include a bit of mystery.

Voices from the show: The Complete Video Series

The entire ‘Voices from the Show’ video series.

Voices from the show (Extended): Dennis Swain

All the way from Anchorage, Alaska, dealer Dennis Swain explains why the eight-hour plane ride to Chicago was well his worth the time and trouble.

Voices from the show (Extended): Michael Hattley

Michael Hattley of Touchdown Treasures explains his passion for odd and unusual sports memorabilia — and offers his opinion on why The National should spread its wings to other cities throughout the country.

My moment with “The Man” says it all about Ric Flair

This fleeting one is mine — mere seconds among the hustle and bustle of a show that had thousands of collectors and fans inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. And, of course, this moment involved “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

That’s a wrap at the 2011 NSCC

While I haven’t actually seen a fat lady singing, the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention has come to a close.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Ron Sylvester

Ron Sylvester from Trini 6 Sports Cards & Memorabilia (Delaware) takes us on a tour of the hits from his booth at the show.

Ongoing gallery: Day five at the NSCC

Beckett media’s final ongoing gallery from day five at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Dealers who buy

Dealers who buy explain what they’re looking for and what might deter them when acquiring collections and pieces from hobbyists at the NSCC and beyond.

If there’s one word to define the National Sports Collectors Convention, it’s …

As the final day of the National Sports Collectors Convention begins here in a few minutes, I find myself pondering just how I would sum up the show so far — in a single word.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: After hours

Beckett Grading veteran J.J. Arredondo interviews editor Andrew Tolentino during a rare break in the makeshift grading room behind the curtains of the company booth.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Scott Schwartz

Celebrity acquisitions specialist Scott Schwartz explains his passion for and role in the hobby at the 32nd annual National Sports Collectors Convention.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Clay Luraschi

Topps Director of Sports Brands Clay Luraschi discusses the company’s presence at The National and unveils a taste of what’s to come in 2011 Topps Inception Football.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: David Hunt

David Hunt — the man who puts the “Hunt” in Hunt Auctions takes us on a tour of some of the most coveted glass-encased goodies at the show.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Richard Rea

Richard Rea of A to Z Comics & Cards takes us on a tour of his varied inventory and explains the importance of The National to the hobby.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Upper Deck

UD Authenticated sales rep Lindsay Sherry takes us on a tour of the most prominent pieces from Upper Deck’s booth at The National.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Brian Wallos & Cassandra Lynn

Brian Wallos and Playboy Playmate Cassandra Lynn discuss the new Hot for Teachers product and the Benchwarmers presence at The National.

Ongoing gallery: Day four at the NSCC

Full-on photo coverage continues on the second to last day of the National Sports Collectors Convention.