Tag Archives: NSCC

Beckett Radio previews the National convention

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 like […]

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.

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 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.

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

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 page […]

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, […]

Upper Deck divulges plans for National

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 July […]

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.

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.

Kris Bryant BGS 10 highlights huge grading day at The National

Beckett Grading Services Director Jeromy Murray said Thursday’s grading total set a Beckett record for the first day of a National show.

Topps readies Allen & Ginter promo cards of Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Abreu for National

Two of baseball’s hottest rookies will headline Topps’ wrapper redemption programs at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.

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.

National Sports Collectors Convention adds Case Breakers Pavilion and main stage to show floor

The 35th National Sports Collectors Convention will be held July 30-August 3 at the I-X Center in Cleveland.

Initial autograph guests announced for 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

Tickets are on sale for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

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 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.

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?

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: Boxing legend Larry Holmes mingles with fans

Boxing legend Larry Holmes interacts with fans at the 2013 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 […]

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.

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.

At the National: It’s no secret, vintage remains a driving force (card gallery)

Walk aisle after aisle and you’ll see more vintage than you can imagine.

At the National: Sam Snead items, Lou Gehrig hat and Christy Mathewson card highlight Heritage auction

A collection of items from Sam Snead’s golfing career sold for $1.1 million (including premiums) Thursday, the centerpiece of Heritage’s “Platinum Night” auction.