We'll be providing some news and notes leading up to the 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention from now until the doors open.
Here's the show schedule:
The convention continues Thursday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Huggins and Scott will be at booths 920 and 922 bringing some high end collectibles on display that will be featured in their September 28-29 auction including:
*Scarce 1968 Topps Brooks Robinson 3-D Prototype
*High grade Single-Signed Roberto Clemente baseball
*1970 Baltimore Orioles World Series Ring belonging to former photographer
*Game-used jerseys of Al Kaline, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays and 1950s Philadelphia Warriors basketball jerseys
*Ed Lopat's 1949 New York Yankees World Series Championship Ring
*A ollection of newly discovered E107 Breisch-Williams cards with Bender and Waddell
*Attractive T206 Sherry Magie Error card PSA 3
*"Wounded Warriors" Basketball signed by Obama, LeBron, Kobe, Magic
*Joe DiMaggio game-used Coach's Bat signed by Mantle, Williams & DiMaggio
*2010 Historic Autographs "In Memorey Of" Christy Mathewson (1 of 1) Index Card PSA 7
*Several high-end multi-signed baseballs with Ruth, Gehrig, Ott and more
Panini has super-sized its wrapper redemption program for the show. The redemption programs encourage the purchase of unopened packs and boxes during the show. Only instead of throwing the wrappers away, you can trade them in for what are some potentially exceptional cards.
Here's how to get some of the company's giveaways this week in Chicago:
(5) FIVE 2010-11 HOBBY PACKS OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL GET COLLECTORS (1) ONE WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACK:
(1) ONE 2010-11 HOBBY PACK OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL GET COLLECTORS (2) TWO WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACKS:
Totally Certified Basketball
Luxury Suite Hockey
(1) ONE 2010-11 HOBBY PACK OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL GET COLLECTORS (5) FIVE WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACKS:
Gold Standard Basketball
(1) ONE 2010-11 HOBBY PACK OF THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL GET COLLECTORS (10) TEN WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACKS:
National Treasures Basketball
National Treasures Football
Panini America will also be holding one special National Treasures Drawing each day Thursday through Sunday for those purchasing boxes of Treasures. For every box collectors open at our booth, they will be entered into a drawing at the end of the day for a black box. Panini will be awarding five black boxes a day, each with a 1 of 1 and other autograph or memorabilia cards. The grand prize each day will be an item from Panini Authentic and collectors must be present to win.
The base set for this year’s show will incorporate 19 superstars from the worlds of basketball, football, hockey and entertainment using a modified 2011 Donruss Elite Football design. The base set will be accompanied by three different parallels (numbered to 25, 10 and 5), including some autographs.
In addition, there are three insert sets including a 10-card Rated Rookie insert set, an eight-card School Colors insert and a two-card Headliners insert honoring the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup exploits of the Green Bay Packers and Boston Bruins.
The 2011 National wrapper-redemption packs also including randomly inserted instant-win redemption cards good for autographed memorabilia.
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