Some tips for having a fun and productive time at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
Rich follows up his column about show cities for the National Sports Collectors Convention.
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.
A few notes and observations as the National Sports Collectors Convention bids farewell to Cleveland.
Photos and video from the opening of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
The VIP party brings in collectors who wait in long autograph lines while local media turn out to feature the show.
In Part 2 of our chat with NSCC Director Mike Berkus, topics include dealers, promotion and why bringing the show to other cities has proven difficult.
In the first of a two-part interview, NSCC Director Mike Berkus discusses the first show in 1980, sales for this year and the new case break pavilion.
VIPs–and maybe regular attendees–will have a chance to get autographs from a couple of popular players from the 1980’s and 90’s.
One of four Olympic medals won in 1936 by Jesse Owens is on the auction block and could sell for $1 million or more.
Like a cardboard Fort Knox, Burbank Sports Cards houses a massive inventory of singles from vintage to current era players… and the beast must be fed.
COMC’s latest selling tool, “The Vault”, is aimed helping at buyers and sellers of higher valued sports cards.
Dealers and corporate sponsors are back home. Collectors are sorting through what they purchased. Autograph hounds are finding the right spot for the signatures they gathered at the Tri-Star pavilion. The 34th National Sports Collectors Convention is history but those who were there are still digesting the industry’s biggest annual gathering. The hobby is still […]
I was given a new file at work to process in the past few days. Normally, my front end work is pretty simple if the information was put in correctly but this specific file came in with rafts of errors. Seeing that file reminded me of one of the hobby’s subtlest but hottest grouping of […]
A 1930’s Mel Ott bat worth more than $40,000 that was stolen from last year’s NSCC is back with its owner after someone discovered their conscience.
Rich Klein recalls some interesting security measures at one of the early National Sports Collectors Conventions. He’s also remembering hobby friends who passed.
You’ll find all kinds of interesting stuff at the National Sports Collectors Convention, some of it more than 100 years old. Eat your heart out, video gamer.
Giving back to the community and props to hobby dealers from the past is something Rich likes about Tri-Star Productions.
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 […]
If you’re getting a game together and need some gear, Brett Lowman is one guy who can probably help. He never runs out of sports equipment. Of course, you probably should be prepared to play the old fashioned way. Leather helmets for football. Flat gloves with small pockets for baseball. Lowman runs Play OK Antiques, […]