Tickets For The 40th National Are Now On Sale

The National Sports Collectors Convention will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary this year.  40 years is a long time.  Just think about how many autograph guests, memorabilia, and cards have made their way through each show.  I’ll give you a hint.  Its a lot.

Every collector should experience at least one National in their lifetime.  Its the greatest show in the world.  I’ve attended seven of them starting in 2007.  Its an awesome opportunity to meet-up with industry insiders, get some autographs, and pull incredible cards.  Many of my big pulls have come at the National.  Lots of luck floating around.  Anything can happen.

In 2019, the National takes place 7/31-8/4 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (Chicago), IL.  Tickets are now on sale.  General Admission and various VIP packages are available.  I highly recommend purchasing one of the VIP packages.  Each comes with a ton of free stuff.  TRISTAR will announce the autograph lineup in the coming months.

Onyx Authenticated will be in Chicago, and they’ve got shirts all ready to go.

BIG PULLS!!!  Only at the National.

Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig Dual Signed Baseball To Be Given Away During The 2014 National

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We’re only a few hours into the New Year, but its never too early to talk about an event taking place during the next National.

Prospect collectors looking to bust something non-card related might want to check out Onyx Authenticated’s newest product that arrives later this month.  2014 Onyx Authenticated Premiere Gear will come with (1) authentic game-used piece of baseball memorabilia per box.  This just won’t be a small portion of memorabilia like you would find in a card, its the whole thing – caps, jerseys, cleats, fielding gloves, batting helmets, and catchers gear.

The checklist includes pieces of memorabilia from:

  • Byron Buxton
  • Jabari Blash
  • Miguel Sano
  • Dorssys Paulino
  • Garrett Richards
  • Enny Romero
  • Gary Sanchez
  • Jose Iglesias
  • Dan Voglebach
  • Breyvic Valera
  • Julio Morban
  • Gregory Polanco
  • Scooter Gennett
  • Logan Morrison
  • Rymer Liriano
  • Felipe Rivero
  • Michael Pineda
  • Kaleb Cowart
  • Jon Lester
  • Grant Balfour
  • Jameson Taillon
  • Keyvius Sampson
  • Jonathon Crawford

As an added bonus, Onyx Authenticated has also thrown in some autographed baseballs that you can keep an eye out for from players such as: Bryce Harper, Javy Baez, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jon Lester.

Onyx Authenticated will only be making 100 boxes.  Five of those boxes will have a Golden Ticket.  Anyone that obtains one of these Golden Tickets will be eligible to win a Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig dual signed baseball which will be given away during the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, OH.

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Heading to Cleveland for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention?  If so, be sure to check out this very Limited Edition product available exclusively at the event, Preferred Players National Edition 2014.  Each Limited Edition case contains 3 Autographed Baseballs from today’s baseball Stars and Top Prospects.  Each Hand-signed baseball comes in its own wood box and display cube with an official ONYX Authenticated Certificate of Authenticity.

Tickets To The 34th National Are Now On Sale


Advanced tickets to the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention are now on sale.  This year’s National takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.  The National is one of the greatest places for collectors to gather, show off their collections, get autographs, and pick-up an endless amount of promos.  If you can’t find it at the National, it most likely doesn’t exist.  TRISTAR has already scheduled a bunch of athletes to sign autographs with plenty more to come.  In a few months we’ll start hearing what Topps, Upper Deck, Panini, and all the other major players have in store for collectors.  Lots of great memories can be made while attending The National.  You never know what might happen or who you’ll meet.

Here are a few links to the past NSCC I’ve attended:

Now this is a blast from the past.  Check out this program from the very first National back in 1980.  I think we’ve come a long way since the Airport Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles.  Someone snagged this program up recently for $60.00.



Tickets For The 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention Are Now On Sale


Tickets for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention are now on sale.  As usual you have your general admission, VIP Package, and/or SuperVIP Package to choose from.  This year’s convention takes place on August 1-5 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Right now its early, and they only have three VIP signers – Mike Hargrove, Dexter Manley, and Joe Washington, but many more will be added.  No word yet on what will be included within the VIP packages either, but that will soon come.  The promos are the best thing about the NSCC.  Plus you have the opportunity to meet some great athletes.


In addition to the list above, Bob Griese, Rod Carew, Ralph Kiner, Steve Carlton, Gordie Howe, Jim Bunning, Billy Williams, Goose Gossage, Phil Niekro, Fergie Jenkins, and Earl Weaver are scheduled to come.

Press Pass will be giving away this Danica Patrick autographed banner at their booth too.


More info on manufacturer’s promos and wrapper redemption programs coming soon!  Its never to early for National news!!!

31st NSCC Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the 31st National Sports Collectors Convention are now available online.  This year’s National will take place on Aug. 4-8 at the Baltimore Convention Center.  Just like past National’s, collectors can purchase VIP and Super VIP packages packed with a bunch of exclusive stuff made for the show.  Be on the lookout for what promos and redemption programs manufacturers plan on having at this year’s National!

I usually purchase the regular VIP package which comes with a bunch of promos and autograph tickets.  I also purchase a few additional autograph tickets depending on who is signing the days I plan on attending.  This year I plan on being there Wed. thru Sat.  I know a lot of collectors think some of the autographs can get expensive, but I really enjoy the experience of meeting the athletes and its something you can’t pull from a box of cards.

I had a really great time at last year’s convention.  With Schulte Sports doing the marketing for The National this year I’m interested to see how it goes!  Lets see what kind of insider access I can get this year 🙂  Bring on The National!!!!!


Tickets Are On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for the 30th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  To purchase tickets ahead of time please click here.  I just purchased two VIP tickets and can’t wait to go.  When I attended back in 2007 it was a great show.  Hope to see yah there!