Topps Readies 5-Card Set For 2019 National VIPs

VIPs attending the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention will receive a 5-card set thanks to Topps.  The set includes Frank Thomas, Ryne Sandberg, Carlton Fisk, Kris Bryant, and Ernie Banks.  Interested in attending the Topps Q&A during the NSCC?  Be sure to check out my tips on how to get your name on that exclusive list.

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Topps Readies Exclusive Bowman Chrome Cards For The 2017 National

Of all the promotional programs that take place during the National Sports Collectors Convention, Topps usually draws the largest crowd.  For 2017, specially made Bowman Chrome cards make a return.  The 50-card set includes Hall Of Famers, current stars, and rookies.  Randomly inserted parallels and autographs will be thrown in.

Other than Opening DayBunt, and Sticker Collection, all 2017 Topps baseball products are eligible for this promotion.  Boxes of 2017 UFC Knockout and 2017 Major League Soccer can also be used.

Compared to last year, the biggest change is that (1) 4-card promo pack will be given out for each hobby box opened in front of a Topps employee.  This should drastically speed up the line while helping to extend the lifespan of the promo packs.  Before it was (1) promo pack for every (5) packs of Bowman and (1) promo pack for every (10) packs of everything else.  I would think that once the plastic is off the box you’d receive your promo pack.  It doesn’t sound like you would need to stand there and open every pack in front of them.  This should help move things along.

This promo was a big hit in Atlantic City last year.  I participated in it a lot and pulled numerous gold refractors including one of Babe Ruth #’ed/50 and an autograph of Julio Urias #’ed/30.  Both Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger will have cards in here.  As long as they’re still playing like they are, it’ll be fun to see the values of those cards.

Update:

Certain boxes will get you more than (1) promo pack.

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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Eddie Lacy’s ’52 Bowman Style Portrait Readies For The 34th National

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Artist James Henry Smith just finished up this Eddie Lacy portrait that Topps will use for their ’52 Bowman style promo set which will be given away during the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention this year.  Other players in the set will include Mike TroutErnie BanksBryce HarperFrank Thomas, Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, and EJ Manuel.  Topps will give away 100 copies of each card every day of the NSCC to those who open (5) packs of a Topps or Bowman product at their booth.  Then they’ll wrap things up by giving away the original pieces of art that will be autographed by the players.

Bryce Harper’s ’52 Bowman Style Portrait Readies For The ’13 National

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Artist James Henry Smith just finished up this Bryce Harper portrait that Topps will use for their ’52 Bowman style promo set which will be given away during the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention this year.  Other players in the set will include Mike Trout, Ernie Banks, Frank Thomas, Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, EJ Manuel, and Eddie Lacy.  Topps will give away 100 copies of each card every day of the NSCC to those who open (5) packs of a Topps or Bowman product at their booth.  Then they’ll wrap things up by giving away the original pieces of art that will be autographed by the players.