Leaf Announces Their 2018 NSCC Wrapper Redemption Programs

Its been awhile since I participated in any of Leaf’s wrapper redemption programs, but this year that might change.  Leaf plans to have three redemption programs going on during the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Box Level Redemption Program

Open a box of 2018 Leaf In The Game Used Sports or 2018 Leaf Pop Century at the Leaf booth, and you’ll receive a 2-card pack of 1948 Leaf Metal cards.  These cards celebrate Leaf’s 70th anniversary.  This set covers a wide variety of sports stars such as Shohei Ohtani, Stephen Curry, Conor McGregor, Lionel Messi, Baker Mayfield, and Gordie Howe.  Watch out for low numbered parallels.

Case Level Redemption Program

Open a case of 2018 Leaf In The Game Used Sports or 2018 Leaf Pop Century at the Leaf booth, and you’ll receive a 2-card pack of 1948 Leaf Metal cards for each box in your case.  You’ll also receive a special 70th anniversary autograph #’ed/1.  These autographs include greats like Jerry Rice, Nolan Ryan, Shohei Ohtani, and Mike Tyson.

2018 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Football Exclusive National Sports Collectors Convention Bonus Box Offer

Open a case of 2018 Leaf Metal U.S. Army All-American Football, and receive an exclusive 2018 National Sports Collectors Bonus Box.  Each one of these special boxes contain (12) autographs numbered to (2) or less.  (4) Metal Proof Autos, (2) Printing Plate Autos, and (6) Blank Back Autos make up a box.  Only (50) boxes will be made.

Stop by the Leaf booth every morning of the show as they will be distributing at random cards from their 39-card promo set.

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Upper Deck’s ’15 NSCC Wrapper Redemption Programs

One of my favorite things to report on each year are the promotional programs that go on during the National.  Because who doesn’t love free stuff?  There are a few different ways you can look at the giveaways.  The first is straight and simple.  Its the National and they’re giving away stuff to those collectors opening their products.  The second gets a little deeper into thought.  Why are those specific products required to participate in the programs?  The National is a great place for dealers to unload products that may not be moving very well.  Now, this train of thought in my opinion doesn’t flow with Upper Deck or Topps products.  They do promotional programs with popular products.  Panini on the other hand forces you to buy crap products in order to take part.  This is why I never participated in any of their programs last year.

I’m still surprised that Upper Deck has never made specially made Precious Metal Gem parallels for the National.  I think they would go over well.  They made some for the Industry Summit a few years ago.

With all that being said, here are the wrapper redemption programs that Upper Deck has planned so far for the 2015 National.  More info can be found on Upper Deck’s blog.

Prominent Cuts packs will contain randomly inserted autographed cards.  Plus Upper Deck has included six one-of-one cut signatures of deceased Chicago legends.  Unlike previous years, it is possible to put together a complete Prominent Cuts set all in one day.  Although you would have to open a lot of stuff and probably trade with others, Upper Deck isn’t giving out specific cards on certain days.

In order to receive (1) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Pack you need to buy (5) packs of the following products from a Certified Diamond Dealer and open them at the Upper Deck booth:

  • 2014-15 NHL Fleer Showcase
  • 2014-15 NHL O-Pee-Chee Platinum
  • 2014-15 NHL Masterpieces
  • 2014-15 NHL SP Authentic
  • 2015 Goodwin Champions
  • 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs

If you buy (1) pack of the following products you will receive (3) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Packs.

  • 2014-15 NHL SP Game-Used
  • 2014-15 NHL UD Premier

This program will start at 10:00 a.m. each day and run while supplies last.  You can use the program up to four times per person, per day.

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Cases of the following products are eligible for Upper Deck’s Case Breaker Promotion:

  • 2014-15 NHL Fleer Showcase (12 count case)
  • 2014-15 NHL O-Pee-Chee Platinum (16 count case)
  • 2014-15 NHL SP Authentic (12 box case)
  • 2014-15 NHL UD Premier (5 count case)
  • 2014-15 Goodwin Champions (16 count case)

For each case that is opened, you will receive (10) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Packs and (1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket.  The raffle ticket is good for a random memorabilia item, premium hobby pack/box, premium trading card, or Prominent Cuts VIP Autograph card.  Whatever you pick will be available right away.  This promo is only available to the first 75 collectors who wish to take part in it.

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Historic Autographs 2013 National Promotions

Throughout the National, certain booths will have a limited supply of Beckett Cover Cards.  Anyone who brings the Frank Thomas Beckett Cover Card featuring the Historic Autographs name on the back to the Historic Autographs booth will receive a 21-card set of 2013 Historic Autographs Originals, 1909-1912 with players such as Harry Hooper, Ray Schalk and Max Carey.

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Any box of HA product purchased at the National and brought to the Historic Autographs Corporate Booth (#664) and opened there will receive a compete 21-card 2013 HA Originals set.

Any of the “National Promotion” boxes of Ball of Fame II or Five Boroughs purchased at the National, [and has a “National Promotion” sticker], and opened at the booth, will get an autographed item from a Hall of Famer (keys to include Ted Williams, Nellie Fox, Clark Griffith) plus a complete 21-card 2013 HA Originals set.

  • These Ball Of Fame II and Five Boroughs boxes need to be new purchases, not from your existing inventory, prior to the National, and will come with our “National Promotion” sticker affixed to the box to distinguish these boxes from the regular boxes.
Any person buying 8 or more boxes of the same product will receive a FREE BOX of the same product or EQUAL (to be mailed to the purchaser). {excludes the Originals, 1909-1912 that will release on Friday at the National}  A receipt from the National show dealer MUST accompany these boxes.  Any person buying a sealed 12-box case of Historic Autographs National Promotion boxes (Ball of Fame II or Five Boroughs) will receive ONE FREE BOX of the same product (to be mailed to the purchaser) {excludes the Originals, 1909-1912 that will release on Friday at the National}

Upper Deck Releases Their Promo Plans For The 34th National

Earlier this week Upper Deck gave us a peak at their 6-card set that VIPs attending the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention would receive.  Now we get into the real meat and potatoes – Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption programs.

Although I don’t see any special Precious Metal Gems parallels or Animal Kingdom patch cards being made, Upper Deck seems to have a whole bunch of activities planned.

Wrapper Redemption Program – Collectors just need to purchase five (5) packs of 2013 SPx Football2013 Upper Deck Football (Hobby)2012-13 SP Authentic Basketball2012-13 NHL SP Authentic or 2013 Goodwin Champions OR two (2) packs of 2012 Fleer Retro Football2012-13 NHL Fleer Retro or 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball to receive one (1) 2013 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Pack.  These five (5) card 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 different times 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.

Here is the schedule:

  • Thursday (12 p.m.): Rory McIlroy, Mark McGwire, Troy Glaus, Jonathan Toews, Cheyenne Woods
  • Friday (10 a.m.): LeBron James, Tony Cingrani, Wayne Gretzky, Tony Gwynn, Brandon Saad
  • Saturday (10 a.m.): Tiger Woods, Bobby Hull, Reggie Jackson, Pete Incaviglia, Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Sunday (10 a.m.): Michael Jordan, Frank Thomas, Patrick Kane, Darryl Strawberry, Jim Abbott

Collectors can look for randomly inserted autographs too.

Case Breaker Promotion – Based on the success of the case breaker promotion at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, Upper Deck will bring the program back for 2013 with 25 high-end items available to fans looking to open cases of the company’s Fleer Retro brands.  Collectors can open a sealed six (6) box case of 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball, 2012-13 Fleer Retro NHL or 2013 Fleer Retro Football without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:

  • (20) 2013 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Packs (4 packs from each day)
  • (1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket good for a random memorabilia item, trading card or one of five (5) Michael Jordan autograph cards produced exclusively for the National Sports Collectors Convention.  The item selected will be immediately available to the participant.

As with the other wrapper redemption promotions, the product must be purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show who provides the collector with an Upper Deck issued voucher.  Collectors can open up to one case, per person, per day at the show.  This promotion is limited to the first 25 collectors to take part in the promotion.

Expired Redemption Raffle – It was just last year Upper Deck rolled out the first-ever expired redemption raffle at the National Sports Collectors Convention and it was a tremendous success so it will be back in 2013. Collectors and store owners may bring up to five (5) unscratched, expired Upper Deck autograph redemption cards to the Upper Deck Corporate Booth by Saturday, August 3 before 10:30 a.m. to take part in the program.  Those who wish to participate DO NOT need to attend the trade show.  Collectors and shop owners can send in up to five (5) unscratched, expired Upper Deck autograph redemption cards to the address below to participate as well.

The Upper Deck Company
Attn. The Upper Deck Expired Redemption Raffle Program
2251 Rutherford Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Collectors who send in their cards need to legibly write their name, address, phone number and email address to the front of the expired Upper Deck redemption card (in the white area) in black or blue ink.  Cards not received in time for this event will be carried over to the next Expired Redemption Raffle.  Upper Deck will have 100 PRIZES available in this raffle consisting mostly of limited autograph cards, memorabilia cards, unopened boxes and signed promotional items from Upper Deck Authenticated.

What cards are eligible for The Upper Deck Expired Redemption Raffle Program?

  • Expired redemption cards must have been manufactured by Upper Deck (legal copy on the back of the redemption card will indicate if it was produced by Upper Deck or not).  Redemption cards from other manufacturers will NOT BE HONORED.
  • Expired redemption cards must be modern-era redemptions with a scratch off code that has not been scratched.  Older redemption cards without a scratch off code are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Expired redemption cards must be for an autograph trading card or signed memorabilia item.  Redemption cards for unsigned draft picks, rookie cards, regular cards or memorabilia cannot be honored.  Additionally, expired sweepstakes offers are not valid for this promotion either.

Upper Deck also has some more activities going on as well, plus some unannounced surprises.  For more information be sure to check out the official Upper Deck Blog.

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Topps Announces 2012 National Redemption Programs

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This afternoon Topps unveiled two wrapper redemption programs that they will hold at their booth this year during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Bowman Platinum Box Redemption

Topps has created an exclusive 25-card sequentially numbered 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel.  Collectors opening a full box of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball at the booth will receive the set.  The set will include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and more.  In addition, autographed versions of selected cards will be randomly inserted.

Gypsy Queen Wrapper Redemption

There is also a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini Card set featuring the hottest rookies in the NFL and MLB. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman MLB or NFL products can redeem their wrappers for one of nine NFL/MLB Rookies.  The subjects are:

  • Bryce Harper
  • Yu Darvish
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Andrew Luck
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Trent Richardson
  • Michael Floyd
  • Justin Blackmon

Set collectors go nuts over the Topps promos they giveaway during the National.  Probably because the promos are part of popular Topps sets.  I almost got killed two years ago trying to get my Strasburg Topps Heritage promo.