2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive Cards



By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

The National never has a shortage of cards. The rows upon rows of dealers are one of the big draws each year. Collectors will also have a chance to get lots of 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention exclusive cards not available anywhere else.

Some require special purchases. Others are given out simply for attending the show with the right ticket package. And you might even find some just for being somewhere at the right place at the right time.

In the weeks leading up to the 2017 National, manufacturers will be announcing their various programs and how to get their particular exclusives. We’ll keep a running list here as things are announced for easy reference.

See Also: 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Lineup

2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive Cards

This list will continue to grow as more exclusives and promotions are announced. As more companies start making their plans known, you’ll be able to use the tabs to navigate between companies.


Leaf has a few different 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention exclusive cards.

VIP Package

All VIP attendees receive a pair of Leaf cards not available anywhere else. One highlights Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. It’s the first card to include both combatants ahead of their much-publicized August fight. The second card is a tribute to the legendary Vin Scully, the retired Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster.

2017 Leaf NSCC Vin Scully

Wrapper Redemptions

Leaf has three different wrapper redemptions happening at the 2017 National.

Collectors who open a box of In the Game Used Hockey receive one of five different Jack Eichel memorabilia cards. These include parallels numbered down to one-of-one.

2017 Leaf NSCC Jack Eichel Patch B

Those who crack an entire case at the show get a full set of the Eichel memorabilia cards plus a dual autograph from Leaf exclusives Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, the top two picks in the 2017 NHL Draft.

2017 Leaf NSCC Nolan Patrick Nico Hischer Dual Autograph

2017 Leaf Pop Century is the second product to have a wrapper redemption. Opening a box at the Leaf booth nets collectors a one-of-one Pop Century Blank Back card.

2017 Leaf NSCC Pop Century Proof Accolades Al Pacino

Those who bust a case get six of the Blank Backs plus a special one-of-one Pop Century autograph.

2017 Leaf NSCC Dual Autograph Carrie Fisher Daisy Ridley

Opening any Leaf hobby box released between 2011 and now and collectors will receive a ticket to a daily draw for a Connor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather autograph card. A total of five will be given away, one for each day of the show. Collectors have to be present at the time of the draw to win.


Wrapper Redemption

Sticking with tradition, the 2017 Panini National Convention wrapper redemption set covers a lot of ground. Athletes from football, basketball, baseball, soccer and NASCAR are all included in the promo set. So too are autographs and memorabilia cards.

Here’s a full breakdown on what to expect.

2017 Panini National Convention Wrapper Redemption Base Marshawn Lynch

VIP Package

2017 National VIPs won’t find any cards in the bags they receive at the show. What they will find is a coupon that can be redeemed at the Panini booth for the exclusive cards. All are rookies and span football, basketball and baseball. A gallery of the entire set can be seen on Panini’s blog.

2017 Panini NSCC VIP Leonard Fournette

2017 Panini National Convention VIP Checklist

Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears
Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
DeShaun Watson, Houston Texans
Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox
Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox
Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
Jayson Tatum, Duke Blue Devils
Lonzo Ball, UCLA Bruins

2017 Panini VIP Lonzo Ball


Wrapper Redemption

Collectors who open a hobby box of almost any 2017 Topps Baseball at the company’s booth (2017 Opening Day, 2017 MLB Sticker Collection and 2017 Topps Bunt are the only exceptions) receive a pack of four exclusive Bowman Chrome 70th Anniversary cards. 2017 Topps UFC and MLS hobby boxes also qualify.


The set has 50 cards with randomly inserted Refractor parallels and autographs.

Get full details on the 2017 Topps wrapper redemption and the 2017 Bowman Chrome National Convention set.

VIP Package

It’s not just 2017 Topps Baseball that is reliving the woodgrain look of 1987 three decades later. 2017 National VIPs and Super VIPs receive five cards of retired legends done with the instantly recognizable design.

The checklist:

Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds

2017 Topps NSCC VIP Johnny Bench

Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners

2017 Topps NSCC VIP Ken Griffey Jr

Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles

2017 Topps NSCC VIP Cal Ripken

Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros

2017 Topps NSCC VIP Nolan Ryan

Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox

2017 Topps NSCC VIP Ted Williams

Upper Deck

Wrapper Redemptions

Upper Deck’s main wrapper redemption set for the 2017 National revolves around a couple of brands from the past, Prominent Cuts and Top Shelf Rookies. The full main set has 20 cards, ten for each line. Autographs and cut signature cards are randomly inserted.

2017 Upper Deck National Prominent Cuts Ben Simmons

A separate Chicago Legends wrapper redemption is also exclusive to the show, which includes exclusive cards from local superstars like Michael Jordan and Bobby Hull.

2017 Upper Deck National Legends of Chicago Toews

In addition to the regular wrapper redemptions, Upper Deck has offers for case breakers. These include set amounts of exclusive wrapper redemption packs and tickets to a case breaker-only raffle.

2017 Upper Deck National Prominent Cuts Bobby Hull Autograph

VIP Package

Upper Deck has five cards included in VIP packages. This is the only place to find the cards. The checklist features four Upper Deck spokesmen and Blackhawks superstar, Patrick Kane.

VIP-1 Michael Jordan
VIP-2 Connor McDavid
VIP-3 LeBron James
VIP-4 Ben Simmons
VIP-5 Patrick Kane

2017 Upper Deck National VIP Michael Jordan

A detailed breakdown of Upper Deck’s plans, exclusives and card checklists for the 2017 National Convention can be found here.

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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