The former Chicago Sun-Times Show returns this month when dozens of autograph guests join hundreds of dealers for the Fanatics Authentic Sports Spectacular.
If you’re a collector who loves the hobby so much you occasionally have dreams about it, chances are the sheer volume and variety of vintage baseball cards for sale at the annual National Sports Collectors Convention surpasses anything your subconscious mind can work up. From prominent dealers who have been to hundreds of shows over […]
Four prizes, including a $12,000 Cracker Jack card, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA Authentication Services in conjunction with the continuing growth of the popular PSA Set Registry and PSA/DNA Set Registry programs. “There are already more than 85,000 sets registered on our website, and we’ll be giving away special prizes […]
A few notes and a local TV segment from Day 2 of the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. There’s an FBI agent in the building this week. The unit that has been investigating hobby wrongdoing and already made several arrests over the last few years (and led to some guilty pleas) is based in Chicago. […]
No matter how many times you go to the National Sports Collectors Convention it’s hard not to be awed by the sheer volume of material in the room. And calling it a ‘room’ seems inadequate. The Stephens Convention Center is an airplane hangar for 767s. It’s a cement floored foundry where the product and the […]