Upper Deck Shows Off 6-Card 2014 National VIP Set

Here it is folks!  The complete 6-card set from Upper Deck for VIPs attending the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  As you can see it has Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr, Johnny Manziel, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods.

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Upper Deck’s 2014 National Plans: Promos, Exquisite Golf, & FREE Cake

Upper Deck may have been quiet when it came to their plans for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, but the silence is gone.  Upper Deck has fully unveiled what they have in store for collectors… and its a lot!

For a full run down on things, check out Upper Deck’s Blog.  But here are some of the things that stick out to me.  I’m going to do something I rarely do, and that’s copy and paste info from one blog to another 🙂  Upper Deck really says it best anyway.  One of these years I’d like to see Upper Deck make some National exclusive Precious Metal Gems parallels.  Its about time collectors see a high-end golf product like Exquisite.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what those cards look like.

Wednesday VIP Party – Upper Deck will help get the show started by making a special presentation at the Wednesday VIP Party to thank the company’s network of dealers in attendance at the show.  Fans in attendance will also score with a special 6-card VIP set produced exclusively for the National Sports Collectors Convention and they will also have the opportunity to win one of three sealed packs of the new 2014 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Golf!  Immediately after the VIP Party fans are invited to visit the Upper Deck booth for birthday cake to help celebrate Upper Deck’s 25th Anniversary and an incredible FREE giveaway you will not want to miss!

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Wrapper Redemption Promotion – Every year fans flock to the Upper Deck booth with new packs to score one of the exclusive wrapper redemption packs produced just for this show.  Randomly inserted into these packs are incredibly limited autograph cards of top stars from the world of sports.  Collectors just need to purchase five (5) packs of 2013 Fleer Retro Football, 2014 SPx Football2014 Upper Deck Football (Hobby)2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball, 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball2013-14 NHL SP Authentic, 2014 SP Authentic Golf2014 Goodwin Champions OR one (1) pack of 2014 SP Game-Used Golf to receive one (1) 2014 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Pack.  EVERY 25TH COLLECTOR WILL RECEIVE A FREE FLEER RETRO AUTOGRAPH PACK FROM FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL!  These packs must be purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer who will provide collectors with an Upper Deck issued voucher for the redemption program.  The program will begin at 10:25 a.m. each day starting on Thursday and run as long as supplies last.  Collectors can take advantage of the promotion up to four times per person, per day.

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Case Breaker Promotion – Serious collectors who like cracking cases are in store for a very good time during the show as well!  Collectors can open a sealed case purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show of 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball or 2013 Fleer Retro Football without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:

(10) 2014 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Packs (2 packs from each day)
(2) 2013 Fleer Retro Basketball Autograph Pack (3 autograph cards per pack)
(2) 2013 Fleer Retro Football Autograph Pack (3 autograph cards per pack)
(1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket good for a random memorabilia item, premium hobby pack/box, trading card, or one of 25 premium National Autograph cards.  The item selected will be immediately available to the participant.
*Note: This promotion is only available to the first 75 collectors who choose to take advantage of it.

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The Exquisite Case Break – On Friday at 2:00 p.m. fans in attendance will want to make their way to the Amazon.com Sports Collectibles Center Stage for an extremely special event.  Fans who are not at the show can watch through Upper Deck’s BreakersTV Channel.  Upper Deck will bring up two of the company’s Authorized Group Breakers to help out with this special event in Steel City Collectibles along with Dave & Adam’s Card World, but spots in the break will be absolutely FREE and awarded during a special raffle at the company’s booth on Thursday night at 5:25 p.m.  What will make this such an “exquisite” event is that Upper Deck will be breaking the company’s most premium products with 2013 Exquisite Collection Football and 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf.

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Upper Deck Teases 2014 National VIP Set

Upper Deck has been pretty quiet about their plans for the National Sports Collectors Convention this year.  They’ve promised more details to come out this week.  But in the mean time Upper Deck gave me a quick glimpse into their VIP set.

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Leaf Announces Eligible Box Redemption Products For The 2014 National

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In addition to their 4-card VIP set, Leaf has a lot going on at their 5,000 sq/ft Corporate Booth this year during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention.  Leaf pulled back the curtain and explained the details of their plans today.

Leaf plans to bring back their store filled with many items for sale, most of them can only be found during the National.  Collectors opening specific products at the Leaf booth will receive a $5.00 gift card for each box they open.  The gift cards can be used in their store at the show.  Here is a list of eligible products:

2013 Leaf Perfect Game Baseball Hobby
2013 Leaf/Ace Grand Slam Tennis
2014-15 Leaf/In The Game Draft Prospects Hockey
2014 Leaf Sports Icons Cut Signature
2014 Famous Fabrics Big Apple Baseball
2014 Leaf Best of Baseball Unopened Edition
2014 Leaf Legends of the Diamond Baseball
2014 Leaf Pop Century Hobby
2014 Leaf Pop Century 8X10 Photo Edition
2014 Leaf Pop Century 11X14 Photo Edition
2013-14 Leaf Best of Basketball Hobby
2014 Leaf US Army All-American Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Originals Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Metal Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Trinity Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Valiant Football Hobby
2014 Leaf Best of Football Unopened Edition
2014 Leaf Autographed Mini-Helmet Football
2014 Leaf Autographed Jersey Edition Football
2014 Famous Fabrics Making of America
2014 Leaf Vampire Academy Hobby
2014 Leaf Bettie Page Collection
2014 Bench Warmer Eclectic
2014 Bench Warmer National
2014 Bench Warmer Vegas Baby
2014 Bench Warmer Hollywood
2014 Bench Warmer Treasure Chest
2014 Bench Warmer Gold Update

Collectors opening up boxes at their booth will also be greeted with a ballot for a chance to take part in the Leaf Deal or No Deal event.  Drawings will take place twice daily and the top prize is $2,000 in Leaf gift cards that can be used in their store.

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Leaf will be offering a limited run of 2000 5-card Andrew Wiggins Rookie Sets at the show.  Randomly inserted in sets at a rate of 1:20 packs, collectors can pull one of 5 Andrew Wiggins Autographed Rookie Cards limited to just 20 copies each.

Panini Exposes Their VIP Set For 2014 National Attendees

If your a VIP attending the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland this year, be sure to check your bags for a coupon from Panini.  This coupon can be redeemed at the Panini Corporate booth for a 6-card set.  As you can see below, the set includes Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Jose Abreu, Masahiro Tanaka, Andrew Wiggins, and Dante Exum.

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Panini Shows Off An Early Look At 2014 NSCC Wrapper Redemption Set

We’re only 24 days away from the opening of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.  Things are starting to heat up.  You know me, I’m all about free stuff and that’s one of the best things about the National.

Panini has given us collectors a small glimpse as to what we’ll find inside those coveted wrapper redemption packs.  Right now all we’re getting to see are base cards.  For more pictures check out The Knight’s Lance.  Panini plans to bring back their popular VIP Party which you’ll most likely need to spend a few thousand dollars on product if you want to attend.  They’ll also have autograph guests at their booth too.  In my experience, Panini’s wrapper redemption programs aren’t something you need to rush through the door to participate in like some of the stuff you see with Topps.  Panini usually holds their programs at specific times.  Watch the lines!!!  Collectors have been known to lineup 2 hours ahead of time.

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Super Break Sports Products To Hold Case Break Events During The 2014 NSCC

As we get closer to the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention more and more news will come out.  Today we learned that Super Break Sports Products will be holding some case break events this year.  Be sure to thoroughly check your registration kits.  If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the press release below.

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More excitement has been added to this year’s premier hobby event, The National Sports Collectors Convention.  First off, our valued VIP ticket holders will be in line for a cool surprise when they open their registration bags.  Super Break Sports Products will be inserting 20 random coupons, each good for 1 special slot in the first ever VIP’s Only – Case Break.  An additional 4 spots will be given away on Twitter to VIP holders.  Be one of 24 lucky winners, all free.

Super Break Sports Products will provide a 4 Box “Super 6 Pack” case for the VIP giveaway.  The 24 high quality packs shall be given away to the VIP’s by way of 24 coupons in the VIP bags.  Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey Retail value $4000 and only VIP’s will be in the running.  Super Break VIP Only break will take place on the Amazon.com Sports Collectibles Main Stage, Thursday July 31st, at 3pm.  Coupon entries are transferable and select seating is available in the VIP seating area in front of the stage.

Hey Vintage Show Dealers, you too will have a chance to witness a “case break”, exclusive just for you!  12 lucky National Show Dealers will find a random coupon, from Super Break Sports Products, inserted in their registration kit.  Vintage dealers will be surprised and pleased by the first Super Break All Vintage Baseball Product.  “The G.O.A.T. Super Break” Product will make it’s debut with Tobacco cards to Vintage Topps cards.  These “Super 6 Packs” will be a Greatest of All Time Vintage extravaganza!  The very first National Show Dealer exclusive case break will take place at 5pm, Thursday, July 31st, also on the Amazon.com Sports Collectibles Main Stage.  Coupons are transferable, if you cannot attend the Break.

​Our thanks to National Show Sponsor, Super Break Sports Products, who will be set up in the Premiere Case Break Pavilion and will have 5 Main Stage Breaks over the course of the National.  Breakers who wish to be part of Super Breaks exhibit space are welcome to contact Super Breaks Sports Products at info@Superbreaksports.com.

Tristar To Provide Gift Bags As Case Breaking Pavilion Takes Center Stage At 35th National

It’s been awhile since I’ve opened a Tristar product.  I loved their OBAK sets they produced for a few years.  Now they seem to focus  more on wresting as far as cards go.

Below is a press release from Tristar that details their plans at the Case Break Pavilion which seems to be shaping up to be one hell of an addition to the show.

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By now, it’s safe to say that the hobby phenomenon known as group case breaking isn’t going away anytime soon.  In fact it’s growing.  This important segment of the hobby will be featured center stage at the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention.  Cleveland’s I-X Center will be host to the hobby’s largest collaboration of case breakers ever seen in the hobby.  The inaugural Case Break Pavilion will be housed in a 12,000 sq. ft. arena, adjacent to the Corporate Pavilion and across from the Autograph Pavilion.

Amazon.com Sports Collectibles, is the title sponsor of the Case Break Pavilion & Center Stage.  In the center section of the pavilion will be a multi-purpose stage especially suited for case breaking.  It will also serve as a formal setting for contests, new product releases, special events, autographs, and case breaking.  In addition, GTS Distribution has designed and sponsored the first ever “Case Breakers Lounge”.

Several contests giveaways and promotions will be incorporated into the case breaking festivities throughout the show.

Tristar will be offering “gift bags” to anyone doing an facilitating an online or live break of selected products at the National.  Gifts bags will include 1 autographed item.

In addition to the regular items in the gift bags, random bags will have redemptions for larger items that can be redeemed at the Tristar Merchandise Booth.

Tristar will also be offering a “Thank You gift bag” for the breakers to use at their discretion.

For breaks on the following Tristar products the Breaker will receive:

  • Signacuts Football –  6 gift bags
  • Series 6 Autographed Baseballs – 4 gift bags
  • Football 8×10’s – 6 gifts bags
  • Game Changers Baseball – 4 gift bags

Attending breakers interested with any questions may contact:

Janyce Mabra
Director of Packaged Goods Sales
TRISTAR Productions, Inc.
www.tristarproductions.com 
Phone: (817) 312-6925
jmabra@tristarproductions.com 

Leaf Unveils 4-Card VIP Set For The 35th National

Got some more National news to share.  VIPs attending the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland will be welcomed with a 4-card set thanks to Leaf.  The set includes Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, Damian Lillard and Victor Oladipo.  VIPs will find a coupon in their kits which can be redeemed for this 4-card set at the Leaf booth.

Leaf will also have a redemption program at their Corporate Booth at the National.  Six cards in a similar format will be available through the redemption.  Details will be available at the Leaf Corporate Booth.  Finally, in addition to the card set, Leaf will have a redemption program which will award consumers gift cards to be used at Leaf’s 5,000 square foot Corporate Booth on the show floor.

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Cardboard Connection Radio’s Plans For The 2014 National

Cardboard Connection Radio sent out the following press release which details their plans for the 2014 NSCC.  Check it out!!!

The 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention is shaping up to be one of the best in its storied history.  Cardboard Connection Radio, the longest-running, weekly radio show dedicated to the hobby, will broadcast live throughout the 5-day event at Cleveland’s International Exposition (I-X) Center.  Friends of the show and special guests will talk trading cards with hosts Doug Cataldo, Rob Bertrand, Russ Cohen and David Wright as events unfold.

VIP and Super VIP ticket holders will also receive an added bonus.  In cooperation with SA-GE Collectibles, collectors can chase a 10-card set of football cards. Each VIP or Super VIP bag will include one of the nine-card set.  The 10th card, a checklist, may be picked up at the Cardboard Connection Radio booth (M-1) by showing your SA-GE/Cardboard Connection Radio trading card that is found in the VIP and Super VIP bags — while supplies last.  The set contains 7 rookies and 2 second-year players.

#N1 Le’Veon Bell
#N2 Blake Bortles
#N3 Teddy Bridgewater
#N4 Derek Carr
#N5 Jadeveon Clowney
#N6 Mike Evans
#N7 Eddie Lacy
#N8 Sammy Watkins
#N9 Terrance West
#NNO Checklist

As always, collectors will find a variety of cards and other goodies including t-shirts, and supplies from our friends at UltraPro at the Cardboard Connection booth beginning on Wednesday, July 30.  They will be available while supplies last.

On Saturday, August 2nd members of the Baseball Heritage Museum in Cleveland will appear at the Cardboard Connection Radio booth.  The Baseball Heritage Museum showcases the contributions that the Negro, Hispanic and women’s leagues made to the game of baseball.  The museum’s executive director is Vern Fuller, former second baseman for the Cleveland Indians.  Vern will sign autographs that afternoon (exact time TBD).  To help the museum, which is a non-profit, a donation of $5 for Vern’s signature is required with all proceeds going to the museum.

On Sunday, August 3rd our guest will be artist extraordinaire Sean Kane.  Sean is the founder of Painted Glove Collectibles (http://www.seankanebaseballart.com).  Sean will demonstrate his artistic talents and show how he produces one of his unique, one-of-a-kind collectibles.  Sean has graciously donated a glove with a Cleveland theme to put in the hands of a lucky collector.  Stop by the booth to find out how you can participate.

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