’12 National News – Leaf Announces VIP Set & Will Produce Badges

Leaf Trading Cards has announced that they will produce a 5-card set for this year’s VIPs that attend the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.  The set will contain Robert Griffin III, Ichiro, Dylan Bundy, Muhammad Ali, and Bradley Beal.  Leaf will also be producing all the badges worn by VIPs and distributors throughout The National.  Be sure to follow The National on Twitter and Facebook.

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National Badges On Fire

If any collector is lucky enough to be able to attend The National Sports Collectors Convention and purchase a VIP ticket, you know your going to get some exclusive stuff for your collection.  Of all the promos that come in the bag, one of my favorite things that you get are the badges needed to enter the show.  Usually a major manufacturer like Topps, Panini, or Upper Deck will sponsor the badges and place a base card inside.  This past year, Upper Deck did a great job with these badges.  In fact, they did such a good job collectors are purchasing these for their own collection.  You would think that a plain base card stuck between plastic wouldn’t be worth too much, but thats totally wrong.  Just take a look at the long list of badges currently up for sale.  So far only one has sold for $40.00 but thats still a lot for a base card.  I always sell/trade stuff that comes out of the VIP bags, but the badges I’ve always kept.  I own an Andy Pettitte and a Justin Morneau badge like the one pictured below.

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