National Proves There’s Still Nothing Like a Big Show

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The National Sports Collectors Convention makes you wonder if collectors are hankering for a few more big events.

Bound for National Sports Collectors Convention? A Little Advice

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Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Panini Plans Redemption Trade-In, Kids Breaks at NSCC

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Collectors with redemption cards from Panini can again trade them in for something else at the National. The company also plans free box breaks for kids.

Ramblings: National Promos Good for Business

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Whether it’s a contest, free cards or free coffee, there’s nothing wrong with enticing business at the National, your local show or even your shop.

Mile High to Give Away 1952 Topps Mantle at NSCC

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps PSA Authentic

Consign during the National and you might leave Chicago with one of the most popular cards ever made.

‘Evolution of Baseball Cards’ Posters Free at NSCC

Evolution of Baseball Cards poster

PSA chronicles the evolution of popular baseball card sets in its newest poster giveaway at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Memory Lane Offers Chance to Hold Babe Ruth Bat

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Fans and collectors will get a chance to hold a valuable piece of lumber once wielded by Babe Ruth at the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

Heritage Auction Has Chicago Flair, PSA 8 Mantle

PSA 8 1952 Topps Mantle

Memorabilia of Chicago icons and this 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle, are generating plenty of interest at Heritage Auctions’ Summer Platinum Night.

Ramblings: NSCC Follow Up

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Rich follows up his column about show cities for the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Christy Mathewson Multi-Signed 1905 World Series Bat at Auction

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Christy Mathewson Multi-Signed 1905 World Series Bat at Auction

Ramblings: Where to Hold the National

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The past, present and future of the National Sports Collectors Convention always includes discussion of show sites but it’s not as easy as it seems.

Panini National VIP Set Adds to List

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Panini is the latest company to announce goodies for VIP ticket holders at the NSCC in Chicago later this month.

Mike Schmidt Collection, Part 2, Set for Auction

Mike Schmidt 1979 Gold Glove Award

Another of Mike Schmidt’s Gold Gloves and even his Little League Baseball cap are coming to auction this summer in Chicago.

NSCC to Offer $2,500 Per Slot Vintage Card, Memorabilia Draft

National Sports Collectors Convention Main Stage

Over $40,000 worth of memorabilia and vintage cards will be offered to those willing to roll the dice in the ‘Vintage National Break’.

PSA to Give Away Mint Jordan Rookie Card at NSCC

Michael Jordan PSA 9 rookie card

A PSA 9 Michael Jordan joins signed items from Chicago icons Walter Payton and Ernie Banks in a giveaway that’s part of PSA’s National promotion plan.

NSCC Adds Guests, Times to Autograph Schedule

Signed Rickey Henderson photograph

Several Hall of Famers have been added to the 2015 NSCC show roster and the appearance dates and times for this year’s autograph guests have been set.

Essential Tips for Beginning Collectors of Most Anything

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David Cycleback has some advice for collectors that’s great for beginners and a good reminder to anyone ready to spend money on the hobby.

Current, Former Stars Set to Sign Autographs at Chicago Show

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The former Chicago Sun-Times Show returns this month when dozens of autograph guests join hundreds of dealers for the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular.

Simmons and Browne at the National

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Grantland editor Bill Simmons returned to the National Sports Collectors Convention–this time with writer Robert Browne.

14-Year-Old Girl Loves Vintage Cards

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A love of sports has turned into a love of old baseball cards for a 14-year-old Ohio girl, who has already built an impressive collection.