Promos From The 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention

The National is all about the promos.  This year in particular I think had a ton of promos.  Here is a list of every promo I received.  All of the following promos came from wrapper redemption programs.  This does not include the items found in my VIP package.

Leaf

  • Pete Rose 2011 Legacy Auto/Jersey “Hit King 4,256” inscription w/ NSCC foil stamp

Sportkings

  • Gordie Howe/Steve Yzerman/Terry Sawchuk Silver Version Triple Jersey 33rd National #’ed/19
  • Roberto Alomar/Eddie Murray Gold Version Dual Jersey 33rd National #’ed 1/1

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Upper Deck

  • Cody Buchel 2012 NSCC #5
  • Roger Staubach 2012 NSCC #4
  • Alonzo Mourning 2012 NSCC #3
  • Theirry Henry 2012 NSCC #2
  • Michael Jordan 2010 NSCC #1

Panini

  • Ryan Tannehill 2012 Prestige NFL Passport NSCC #’ed/5
  • Andrew Luck 2012 NFL Player of the Day RC #2
  • Beanie Wells 2012 NFL Player of the Day #BW
  • Peyton Manning Panini #1
  • Andrew Luck Panini #1
  • Trent Richardson Panini #3
  • Curtis Martin Class of 2012 #19
  • Joe Adams 2012 Prestige NFL Passport NSCC #’ed/5
  • Tim Tebow NFL Player of the Day #9
  • Justin Blackmon NFL Player of the Day RC #3
  • Yu Darvish Panini RC #’ed/499
  • Bryce Harper Panini RC #’ed/499
  • Yoenis Cespedes Panini RC #’ed/499
  • Dylan Bundy Panini Prospect #’ed/499
  • Cal Ripken Jr Panini Team Colors #1
  • Luke Easter Donruss Limited Cuts Auto #’ed/5
  • Bill Russell Panini Legends #20
  • Harrison Barnes Panini RC #’ed/499
  • Martin Brodeur Panini #12

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Topps

  • Yu Darvish 2012 Topps Mini NSCC #1
  • Bryce Harper 2012 Topps Mini NSCC #2
  • Stephen Strasburg 2012 Topps Mini NSCC #3
  • Roy Halladay 2012 Topps Mini NSCC #4
  • Matt Kemp 2012 Topps Mini NSCC #5
  • Bryce Harper 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Yu Darvish 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Wilin Rosario 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • A.J. Cole 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Jarrod Parker 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #ed/499
  • Miguel Sano 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Leonys Martin 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Matt Moore 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Gerrit Cole 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Norichika Aoki 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Jameson Taillon 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Addison Reed 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Bubba Starling 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Jesus Montero 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Trevor Bauer 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Yoenis Cespedis 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Shelby Miller 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Brad Peacock 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Dylan Bundy 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Devin Mesoraco 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Manny Machado 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Drew Pomeranz 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Tyler Skaggs 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Tyler Pastornicky 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel #’ed/499
  • Jarrod Parker 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel Auto #’ed/10
  • Andrew Luck 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #1
  • Robert Griffin III 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #2
  • Justin Blackmon 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #5
  • Michael Floyd 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #6
  • Ryan Tannehill 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #4
  • Bryce Harper 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #3
  • Yu Darvish 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini RC #1

Back From The 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention

The 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention has come to an end.  It was packed with cards, memorabilia, promos, autograph guests, and much much more.

This was the 4th National I’ve attended.  I think it was one of the best.  The promos are one of the main reasons why I go.  Most of my time was spent in the corporate area with Topps, Panini, Upper Deck, and Sportkings.  The lines are well worth the wait.  Throughout the week I will be blogging about the boxes I broke and the promos I received.  I got some really good stuff including a few 1/1’s and a cut signature.  When I got home this afternoon, I spent about six hours getting everything organized for the week.

The National is one of those events collectors should experience at least once.  Its more than just a show.  You can interact directly with manufacturers, and you get to see a lot of collectors like yourself.  Some people may not like waiting in line for the promos, but that’s where you can meet some great people.

I broke something like six or so boxes.  When I got home, Panini had sent two more for Sports Card Info to review.  The cardboard just won’t stop 🙂  Take a look at some of the photos.  For those that attended, I hope you all had a great time.  More stuff coming soon.

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Panini’s booth was one of the busiest.  Collectors were lining up two hours before the wrapper redemption program started.

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On Friday, Washington Nationals pitching prospect Ryan Tatusko stopped by the Panini booth to sign autographs.  Ryan has checked out Sports Card Info before and last year I did an interview with him.  You can check out his blog here.

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The Topps booth was another busy area, especially right when the show opened.  Collectors were looking for Gypsy Queen minis and Bowman Platinum Blue parallel sets.  The Topps Mini boxes seemed to be popular too.

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2012 Topps Football

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2012 Topps Football

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Some of the Black Swamp Find featured at the Heritage Auction booth.

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Christy Mathewson E98 Black Swamp Find

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Early 1920s Babe Ruth jersey purchased for $4.4 million.

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Orioles 6x All-Star and 4x Gold Glove winner Bobby Grich

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Tigers 5x All-Star and 3x World Series Champion Jack Morris

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Bob Gibson

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This was as close as I could get to Panini’s VIP party.  In order to get invited, you had to purchase $6,500.00 worth of Panini products.

Harper & Darvish Promos Available At Brian Kong’s Booth During The ’12 NSCC

The National Sports Collectors Convention offers up a wide variety of artwork for you to browse through.  Artists such as Brian Kong are usually setup.  Its always a good idea to stop by their booths, not only to check out their work, but many times they have some promo cards to giveaway while supplies last.

Brian Kong will have Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish specially made cards available at his booth.  They are each limited to 250 copies each.

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Benchwarmer’s 2012 NSCC Plans & Promos

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Benchwarmer products reconfirm one of the oldest marketing strategies in the book – sex sells.  Are their models gorgeous?  Absolutely.  But I for one have never had the urge to go out and buy a box of this stuff.

Anyway, they have created an exclusive new product for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.  2012 National features one 10-card pack per box.  Each card is a “hit”.  Look for Carmen Electra autographs and relics.

Anyone that opens a Benchwarmer product from 2008-present at the Leaf booth will receive a commemorative triple autographed card.

Who knows?  Maybe I’ll meet the future Mrs. Sports Card Info at the Benchwarmer booth 🙂

Historic Autographs ’12 NSCC Redemption Program

Historic Autograph’s “Legends of the Hall” promotion for the collectors is quite simple – any collector that purchases a box of 2012 Historic Autographs Legends of the Hall product at the National will receive a redemption card with the box (at the time of purchase from the show dealer).  The collector will be instructed to bring the unopened box and the redemption card to the Historic Autograph booth, where they will be required to open the box and turn in the redemption card for a second PSA/DNA encapsulated Hall of Fame autograph. This will give those who participate in the program two HOF autographs for the price of one box.  The promotion is limited to the first (250) boxes sold – and all boxes must be opened at the Historic Autograph booth and submit the redemption card received from the show dealer to a Historic Autographs representative.  Limit 3 per person, per day.  The redemption autographs will include some big names such as Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, Fred Clarke, Reggie Jackson and Whitey Ford.  Giveaway autographs will include some of our Ball of Fame baseballs, 2012 Legends of the Hall cards as well as PSA Certified signed items.  For those looking to stop by our booth, it will be located in the Corporate Area next to PSA Pavilion.

The store owners will be offered the chance to win one of Historic Autographs’s fifty custom 6’ tall, free-standing store displays, complete with shelves to display the Historic Autograph’s product line.  Each display will feature a 5’ image of the Big Train Walter Johnson.  For those store owners that are interested in getting a free Historic Autographs Walter Johnson stand-up display, please stop by the Historic Autograph booth and fill out an information card for the daily drawing as Historic Autographs will be giving away displays every day.

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Sportkings Adds New ’12 NSCC Promo + Paterno Card Pulled

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Sportkings has added an additional element to their 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Premium Back Redemption Program.  Any collector that spells the word “SPORTKINGS” using the Premium Back base cards found in Series E twenty-five times can have Jared Kelley paint them their own giant art card.  This card will measure 2.5′ x 3.5′ and can be of your favorite Sportking.  Personally, I’d pick Harry Kalas 🙂

Sportkings has also announced they will be pulling the Joe Paterno art card from their Premium Back Redemption Program.  At this time, they didn’t think it would be good to include it due to the Penn State scandal.

Here are some of the other art cards you can obtain by spelling the word “SPORTKINGS” five times.

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Famous Fabrics Announces ’12 NSCC Music, Music, Music Promotion

The 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention is almost here.  As usual there will be a ton of redemption programs to take part in.  Famous Fabrics Inks just announced what their plans will be.  Any collector that opens a 20-box case of Music, Music, Music at the Famous Fabrics booth will receive a special 1/1 art relic card.

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Sammy Davis, Jr

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Snoop Dogg

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Keith Moon