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Tag Archives: The National

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.

Leaf’s Joe Jackson cut autograph finds a home

A one-of-a kind “Shoeless” Joe Jackson card was given away by Leaf at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

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.

Busting a Leaf wrapper redemption pack at NSCC

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds busted a Leaf wrapper redemption pack at the National Sports Collectors Convention so you could see what’s inside.

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.

NSCC gallery: Autographs aplenty

We all know how important the autograph is to the collecting world these days, and it’s more than obvious that’s the case if one strolls the floor of the National Sports Collectors Convention.