Are You Ready For The 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention?

Well I sure hope that you are prepared. I hope you have your plane tickets to Chicago or your hotel rooms in that area paid for because as always, it will be an awesome time. I have never been to the National before, but I think it would be a great experience. It hasn’t visited the west coast since I think 2005 or 2006 so I’ve been definitely disappointed. Oh, and it won’t come back west anytime in the foreseeable future. For the record, I believe it would do well again in Anaheim, Phoenix, or even Seattle (my personal choice). If I had the money, I would create a NSCC-West Show every winter. Just something to think about.

Anyway, the show is coming up the first weekend in August and the major trading card companies are announcing their plans for the show. So here is a rundown of the information I have found regarding each company and their wrapper redemptions, VIP swag, and whatever else I can find. I will update this post as I find more information for everyone and the day draws closer.

Panini:

Panini unveils autographed memorabilia available as prizes in their wrapper redemption packs!

Panini unveils its wrapper redemption set!

You think Panini forgot about it’s hockey collectors?

More Panini autographs in redemption packs.

Panini is putting the goods in this year, Football Hall of Fame autos!

How about some box war prizes?

More specifics about redemption packs at the Panini booth.

Upper Deck:

Upper Deck announces plans for 2011 National in Chicago!

Press Pass:

Press Pass announces promotions for 2011 National!

Topps:

Topps announces limited Heritage set for 2011 National!

If you are interested in the VIP experience or getting some great free autographs make sure to visit the official National Sports Collectors Convention website for all information related to this year’s National.

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2 Responses to Are You Ready For The 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention?

  1. mfw13 says:

    The “National”, as it is known, is a joke. It should be called the “Northeast Regional” instead, as it is pretty much always held in Chicago, Cleveland, or Baltimore. In fact, I think it’s only been held west of the Mississippi or south of the Mason-Dixon line once or twice in the past 10-15 years. It’s pretty much irrelevant for collectors in most parts of the country.

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