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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Leaf Announces 2015 National Wrapper Redemption Plans

Leaf always has a huge presence during the National.  I’m sure this year won’t be any different.  Their booth usually takes up the most space showcasing prizes and upcoming products.

Leaf has announced it’s wrapper redemption plans for the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.  Collectors opening up boxes of 2015 Leaf Legends of Sport, 2015 Leaf Clear Football, 2015 Leaf Pop Century, 2014-15 Leaf In The Game Used, and 2015 Leaf Masterworks: Sports Edition, will receive a 7-card pack containing exclusive cards in the classic 1990 Leaf Baseball design.  One in every seven of these packs will have an autograph.  You can get two packs if you share on video what you like about Leaf while opening your box.

Collectors opening a case of any of those products will receive a pack with an autograph inside numbered to 10 or less.  All products must be opened at the Leaf booth in front of a representative to obtain your promos.

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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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Upper Deck’s 2014 National Plans: Promos, Exquisite Golf, & FREE Cake

Upper Deck may have been quiet when it came to their plans for the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, but the silence is gone.  Upper Deck has fully unveiled what they have in store for collectors… and its a lot!

For a full run down on things, check out Upper Deck’s Blog.  But here are some of the things that stick out to me.  I’m going to do something I rarely do, and that’s copy and paste info from one blog to another 🙂  Upper Deck really says it best anyway.  One of these years I’d like to see Upper Deck make some National exclusive Precious Metal Gems parallels.  Its about time collectors see a high-end golf product like Exquisite.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what those cards look like.

Wednesday VIP Party – Upper Deck will help get the show started by making a special presentation at the Wednesday VIP Party to thank the company’s network of dealers in attendance at the show.  Fans in attendance will also score with a special 6-card VIP set produced exclusively for the National Sports Collectors Convention and they will also have the opportunity to win one of three sealed packs of the new 2014 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Golf!  Immediately after the VIP Party fans are invited to visit the Upper Deck booth for birthday cake to help celebrate Upper Deck’s 25th Anniversary and an incredible FREE giveaway you will not want to miss!

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Wrapper Redemption Promotion – Every year fans flock to the Upper Deck booth with new packs to score one of the exclusive wrapper redemption packs produced just for this show.  Randomly inserted into these packs are incredibly limited autograph cards of top stars from the world of sports.  Collectors just need to purchase five (5) packs of 2013 Fleer Retro Football, 2014 SPx Football2014 Upper Deck Football (Hobby)2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball, 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball2013-14 NHL SP Authentic, 2014 SP Authentic Golf2014 Goodwin Champions OR one (1) pack of 2014 SP Game-Used Golf to receive one (1) 2014 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Pack.  EVERY 25TH COLLECTOR WILL RECEIVE A FREE FLEER RETRO AUTOGRAPH PACK FROM FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL!  These 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 10:25 a.m. 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.

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Case Breaker Promotion – Serious collectors who like cracking cases are in store for a very good time during the show as well!  Collectors can open a sealed case purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show of 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball or 2013 Fleer Retro Football without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:

(10) 2014 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Packs (2 packs from each day)
(2) 2013 Fleer Retro Basketball Autograph Pack (3 autograph cards per pack)
(2) 2013 Fleer Retro Football Autograph Pack (3 autograph cards per pack)
(1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket good for a random memorabilia item, premium hobby pack/box, trading card, or one of 25 premium National Autograph cards.  The item selected will be immediately available to the participant.
*Note: This promotion is only available to the first 75 collectors who choose to take advantage of it.

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The Exquisite Case Break – On Friday at 2:00 p.m. fans in attendance will want to make their way to the Amazon.com Sports Collectibles Center Stage for an extremely special event.  Fans who are not at the show can watch through Upper Deck’s BreakersTV Channel.  Upper Deck will bring up two of the company’s Authorized Group Breakers to help out with this special event in Steel City Collectibles along with Dave & Adam’s Card World, but spots in the break will be absolutely FREE and awarded during a special raffle at the company’s booth on Thursday night at 5:25 p.m.  What will make this such an “exquisite” event is that Upper Deck will be breaking the company’s most premium products with 2013 Exquisite Collection Football and 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf.

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Panini Shows Off An Early Look At 2014 NSCC Wrapper Redemption Set

We’re only 24 days away from the opening of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.  Things are starting to heat up.  You know me, I’m all about free stuff and that’s one of the best things about the National.

Panini has given us collectors a small glimpse as to what we’ll find inside those coveted wrapper redemption packs.  Right now all we’re getting to see are base cards.  For more pictures check out The Knight’s Lance.  Panini plans to bring back their popular VIP Party which you’ll most likely need to spend a few thousand dollars on product if you want to attend.  They’ll also have autograph guests at their booth too.  In my experience, Panini’s wrapper redemption programs aren’t something you need to rush through the door to participate in like some of the stuff you see with Topps.  Panini usually holds their programs at specific times.  Watch the lines!!!  Collectors have been known to lineup 2 hours ahead of time.

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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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Gloves & Sweat Soaked Towels Highlight Panini’s NSCC Relic Promos

Have you gotten in line yet?  You better or your not going to get any of these prized Panini promo packs.  I’m already camped out inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center waiting for Panini to show up.  I’ve got my boxes, food, water, and smartphone.  I think I can wait it out until Wednesday night.  I guess in the mean time we’ll just have to settle for these new images Panini released today teasing us of what is to come next week during the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.  Enjoy!

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Looks like Panini is bringing back their employee cards.  Now that’s a business card.