Tristar Announces 2014 National Redemption Program

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I bet you’re getting sick and tired of me talking about all the promo programs that are in store for the National.  Well too bad!  Here comes another.

Collectors who purchase specific Tristar products and open them at the Tristar Redemption booth will receive a free redemption bag.  Inside each bag will be at least (1) autographed card.  You can also look for randomly inserted redemptions that can be redeemed for large pieces of sports memorabilia.

Eligible products include:

  • Series 6 Autograph Baseballs
  • Signacuts Football
  • Game Changer Baseball
  • Hidden Treasures Football Autograph 8×10

Don’t forget to check out the Breakers Only program too.


Press Pass Readies VIP Set & Wrapper Redemption Program For The 2014 National

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VIPs attending the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland this year will find a 5-card set in their package thanks to Press Pass.  The set will include Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Danica Patrick, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson.

Collectors can also take part in Press Pass’s wrapper redemption program too.  In order to participate, all you need to do is purchase a hobby box of 2014 Press Pass NASCAR cards ON THE SHOW FLOOR (sounds like they might be using a voucher program like Upper Deck has done in the past).  In return, you’ll receive a single-card, blind-packaged pack that will contain either a special National exclusive Redline parallel #’ed to 5 or an autographed card.  All of this takes place at the Beckett booth.  That makes me wonder if Press Pass will even have a booth of their own.  I guess we’ll see.

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Sportkings Series F 34th National Redemption Program Details

As far as bang for your buck, I believe Sportkings has one of the better box break redemption programs for the National.  For the price of one box of Sportkings Series F that collectors break at the In The Game booth, you’ll receive a specially made relic card just for the 34th NSCC.  These cards will contain single, double, and triple pieces of memorabilia.  Each card will have 19 silver versions and 1 gold.

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If you’re a real high-roller and decide to open a 16-box case of Sportkings Series F at the In The Game booth, you’ll receive a 1/1 Spectacular Patch made just for the NSCC.

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Given that this year’s National is in Chicago, there will be Spectacular Patch cards of Stan Mikita, Chris Chelios, Harold Baines, Bill Skowron, Luis Aparicio, Glenn Hall, Ed Belfour, Sammy Sosa, Jeremy Roenick and many more.

Leaf Bucks Return For The 34th National

Leaf Bucks will be returning this year for the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention.  Collectors opening eligible Leaf products at their booth can earn Leaf Bucks which can be redeemed for various pieces of memorabilia, cards, etc.  Among the promos will be an exclusive Yasiel Puig set, Johnny Manziel autographed sketch cards, a never-before-released Damian Lillard Leaf Valiant autographed card, and you could win a Josh Gibson Cut Signature.

The eligible products include:

  •  2012 Leaf Legends of Sport
  •  2013 Ace Authentics Signature Series Tennis
  •  2012-2013 Leaf Metal Basketball
  •  2012-2013 Leaf Best of Basketball
  •  2013 Leaf Best of Hockey
  •  2013 Leaf Legends of Gridiron Cut Signature
  •  2013 Leaf Legends of The Ring Cut Signature
  •  2013 Leaf Metal Draft Football
  •  2013 Leaf Valiant Draft Football
  •  2013 Leaf Trinity Football
  •  2013 Leaf Power Showcase Baseball
  •  2013 Leaf Rookie Retro
  •  2013 Leaf U.S. Army All-American Football
  •  2013 Leaf Pop Century
  •  2013 Leaf Masterpiece Cuts
  •  2013 Leaf Pride of the Pinstripes Cut Signature

Leaf will also be foil stamping cards with the National’s logo much like they did last year.

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Press Pass Is Preparing For The ’13 National

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Press Pass will have a presence during the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention this year.  Today they unveiled their VIP set and wrapper redemption plans.  VIPs that attend the National will receive a 5-card set that consists of Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Jimmie Johnson.

The wrapper redemption program will be for mystery packs that contain a Press Pass FanFare card limited to 10 or less and a parallel card numbered to 3.  All cards are branded with the National in someway.  The autograph checklist consists of 50 drivers.  These mystery packs will be available to anyone who purchase boxes of 2013 Press Pass racing products at the show.  The eligible products include 2013 Press Pass, Total Memorabilia, Ignite, Redline, and FanFare.

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Benchwarmer’s 2012 NSCC Plans & Promos


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.


Sportkings Adds New ’12 NSCC Promo + Paterno Card Pulled


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.





Panini Unveils Complete 2012 NSCC Wrapper Redemption Details


This afternoon, Panini unveiled all the details you’ll need to know in order to take part in their 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper redemption program.

Click here for a complete list of qualifying products.

Click here for a complete checklist of the cards you can look for within these special silver packs made just for the show.

In a few days we’ll get to see some of the ’12 NSCC relic and autographed cards Panini plans to include.  Until then, here is a preview of the relic cards without their clothes on 🙂  This is an actual photo from inside the Panini printing facility.


Onyx Authenticated Announces ’12 NSCC Wrapper Redemption Program


This afternoon Onyx Authenticated announced what their wrapper redemption program will involve for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Collectors who open a case of Platinum Prospects at the Onyx booth will receive the following cards:

  • 8/2 – Rymer Liriano autograph and Jameson Taillon game-used jersey card
  • 8/3 – Jameson Taillon autograph and Gary Sanchez game-used card
  • 8/4 – Gary Sanchez autograph and Gerrit Cole game-used jersey card

Onyx Authenticated will also be giving away a Babe Ruth signed baseball to those who found Ruth Lottery redemptions in some of their memorabilia products.  Only one lucky collector will walk away with the Ruth signed baseball.