Photos and video from the opening of the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland.
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 […]
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, […]
While established sports card and memorabilia dealers and corporate entities return to the National Sports Collectors Convention year after year, it’s also a launching pad for new businesses. Among those debuting in Chicago last week was Joshua Tree Auctions and Sales, a small firm operated by Adam Cohen and his wife Rachel. The Palm Springs, […]
There was a lot of flipping going on at the National Sports Collectors Convention. Collectors snapped up their free promo and redemption cards at the show, then made a dash for eBay, where they hoped to turn some of that Chicago-exclusive cardboard into cash. There were near riots over Topps’ 2013 Bowman Platinum NSCC rookie […]