Tag Archives: The National

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.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Father-son duos

Father-son duos at The National Sports Collectors Convention

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Michael Russek

Michael Russek of Grey Flannel Auctions takes us through the highlight-reel-worthy items up for grabs in a current company auction.

2011 NSCC Voices from the National: Nick Matijevich

Hobby figurehead Nick Matijevich offers a rundown on show exclusives, redemption programs and the overall Press Pass presence at The National.

Ongoing gallery: Day three at the NSCC

Beckett continues photo coverage of day three at the National Sports Collectors Convention

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Tracy Hackler

Tracy Hackler gives us a brief tour of the goods at the Panini America booth.

As always, vintage has heavy presence at The National … even in my first purchase

A common refrain from some groups of collectors seemingly every year is that there’s a heavy vintage presence at the National Sports Collectors Convention … and, ironically, my first two card purchases had three things in common.

2011 NSCC Voices from the show: Barry Sullivan

Show goer and on-again collector Barry Sullivan discusses The National as it pertains to his early encounters and return to the hobby.

Ongoing gallery: Visuals from day two at the NSCC

Beckett’s ongoing photo coverage from day two at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

Ongoing gallery: visuals from day one at the NSCC

Beckett delivers the National Sports Collectors Convention in a daily, ongoing picture show.

It has begun: NSCC coverage begins today

A Beckett prelude to the NSCC news to come.

Tip Sheet: Five ways to enjoy The National from afar

Five ways to keep up with The National without actually going to The National …

Panini presents puck-lover prizes for the National

Panini recently stepped up to show off its event-exclusive hockey cards for those making the trek to next week’s National Sports Collectors Convention. I

Topps plans collector Q&A at The National

The company is planning a Q&A session with 100 collectors next Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. Those who want to attend need to stop by the Topps booth and reserve a seat as they will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis.

First look: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

TRISTAR will have plenty of things in store at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention just two weeks away in Chicago and one of them is the debut of its latest baseball card set, 2011 Obak, which also is known as “A History of the Game.”

Topps readies Heritage rookie redemptions for NSCC

As previously reported, Topps will be giving away five rookie cards as part of a wrapper redemption program during the National Sports Collectors Convention next month in Chicago — and on Wednesday it confirmed who the cards will feature.

TRISTAR bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, other TNA stars, to The National

The Naitchonal, err National, Sports Collectors Convention got a little bit cooler following the announcement that TRISTAR will be bringing “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to the show next month in Chicago as an autograph guest along with three other stars from TNA Wrestling.

In the Game reveals redemptions, VIP cards for NSCC

In The Game announces plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Panini previews VIP pulls for The National

Panini reveals its presence in the National Sports Collectors Convention VIP package

Lou Gehrig’s Japan Tour jersey, Joe Jackson’s bat headline Heritage’s National convention auction

Heritage Auctions has plenty in store for its auction taking place on Aug. 4 in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago — and the highlights set to hit the auction block include “Shoeless” Joe Jackson’s Black Betsy bat and a uniform worn by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig during the 1934 Tour of Japan.