Tag Archives: The National

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, […]

Advance tickets for National on sale today

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

Topps adds Yasiel Puig Gypsy Queen card to its National wrapper redemption programs

There’s one more promo card to chase at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

Your Turn: What would your one-item National Sports Collectors Convention want list include?

If you could find a single item or card — and only one — at The National what would it be?

NSCC Notebook: Catching up on what’s going on at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is just two weeks away for non-VIP ticket-buyers. Here’s a rundown of what’s new from the announcements for the show.

Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention

The Beckett Covers promo cards will return at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention that starts two weeks from today in Chicago.

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.

Beckett 20 Questions on … The National

This year’s National Sports Collectors Convention is less than two months away and that means card companies and collectors already are preparing for the biggest showcase of the year.

Beckett Sports Card Monthly: Take a look back at 2012 via our covers

Beckett Sports Card Monthly is where we give readers a little more to read about your hobby each and every month.

Readers Write: Meeting heroes at Cooperstown

Here’s the latest of many letters in response to Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds’ run-in with Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson as found in the October 2012 issue.

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: Your Beckett starter kit

If you’re heading to the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend, here are all of our past stories written leading up to the event all in one place.

Get your hands on Tracy Hackler at the NSCC

Panini’s hobby marketing manager (and more) will be found inside packs at the NSCC.

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.

ESPN’s Mint Condition talks The National

ESPN’s “Mint Condition” catches up with Mike Berkus of the National Sports Collectors Convention to discuss next week’s show in Baltimore.

Panini America NSCC wrapper redemption to include plates, cracked ice … and Bryce Harper

Panini America’s plans for its wrapper redemption program for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention have not yet been fully revealed with the start of the event just 10 days away.

Topps readies Mini promos for NSCC

Topps announced even more that it has planned for the National Sports Collectors Convention set for Aug. 1-5 in Baltimore.

Panini announces NSCC event for high-rollers

Panini America will host an exclusive event for high-rollers at the NSCC on Aug. 4.

Upper Deck readies NSCC wrapper redemption

Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption program for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention set will include autographs from the company’s biggest stars.

TRISTAR doubles up the cuts in SignaCuts Baseball

TRISTAR’s next baseball card line will be twice as nice for some collectors who rip into the cut-autograph product.

Upper Deck unveils its NSCC VIP card set

Upper Deck is headed to Baltimore for the National Sports Collectors Convention and it’s bringing along some cards for you.

Memory Lane to display Babe Ruth cards at NSCC

The Bambino is going back to Baltimore.

The NSCC: Who’s signing in Baltimore this year?

Here’s the lineup of signers for the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Topps unveils NSCC promo card plans

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

Voices from the 2011 NSCC: ‘What do you collect?’

Collectors respond to a single question — “What do you collect?” — at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Ill.

At the National: Topps collector Q&A session

Topps held a Q&A session with collectors during the National Sports Collectors Convention last week in Chicago where it addressed concerns and questions about everything from product inclusions to future plans.

Voices from the show: The Complete Video Series

The entire ‘Voices from the Show’ video series.

A story about Beckett from a past National …

Collector Nancy Skaggs stopped by the Beckett booth to tell a story about what she did to take up time while waiting on family members at the National several years ago and how she’ll always remember Beckett because of it. Check it out …

At The National: Ripping Panini wrapper redemption packs & more …

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with another collector, Chris Gilmore, to rip a couple of boxes of Panini America products and get his hands on what were arguably the hottest wrapper redemption packs at the show.

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): Marcus Hall

Collector and Second City conservatory student Marcus Hall stops by The National to discuss the show and open a box of Topps Triple Threads Football for the camera.

Voices from the show (Extended): Carlos Torrez

Panini America football brand manager Carlos Torrez talks about the company’s presence at The National and explains how the NFL lockout has impacted the hobby.

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.

Random sightings from The National …

One of the best things about the National Sports Collectors Convention are the surprises that one can find by merely walking the floor.

Collector Box Busters: National Treasures at NSCC

Beckett Media’s Chris Olds caught up with one father-son duo as they ripped a case of National Treasures football cards … here’s what they pulled from a final pack.