New Nebraska football coach Scott Frost didn’t exactly receive a warm welcome back to his old stomping grounds.
The former Husker player had several championship rings stolen along with other household items. The theft happened over the weekend at a home Frost is renovating in the Lincoln, NE area. Entry was gained through an unlocked garage door.
The rings were from his time as an assistant at Nebraska and the University of Oregon and from his most recent tenure as head coach at Central Florida. Some of the items initially reported as missing have been found.
“All of our belongings were gone through and it will take some time to determine exactly what is missing and the value of those items,” Frost said in a statement Monday.
Move-in began Monday the IX Center in Cleveland, site of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention with larger corporate exhibitors getting to work setting up their booths.
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Many more exhibitors will arrive Tuesday.
If you’ve booked a room at one of the nearby hotels, here’s what your room key may look like.
Upper Deck is using images of some of its exclusive athletes (no, those aren’t hand signed).
Topps is bringing in Scott Rogowsky, comedian and host of the ultra-popular app that takes the form of a live game show, HQ Trivia. He’ll host some Topps trivia contests and sign his cards from 2018 Allen & Ginter baseball on Thursday afternoon and be part of a Pack Wars contest on Friday.
Topps will also have its big trade board at the show. Part of the company’s presence at trade shows and events, the board allows anyone to leave a Topps card of any kind and grab one off the board for themselves.
Panini has announced the first three guests for its VIP party. NBA rookies Mo Bamba and Collin Sexton will join former NBA dunk champ Dee Brown at the annual bash for those willing to spend big bucks on product.
An online auction is taking place during the National, with proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.
The auction is being conducted through the Handbid mobile app. Exhibitors and attendees can also visit booths #963/1063 at the I-X Center to register. While items are already up for bid, the NSCC is taking donations of items that can be offered in the auction. It’s part of a partnership between the NSCC and the Ronald McDonald House that is also offering one child and his or her family a chance to come to the National and go on a spending spree.
“The opportunity to donate 100% of the auction proceeds will help make a difference in a child and their parent’s life and is a great way the NSCC and our exhibitors can give back to the community,” said NSCC Promoter Dan Berkus.
The 39th NSCC Auction includes numerous pieces of autographed memorabilia. The auction went live on Monday and is scheduled to close Saturday, August 4 at 9 P.M. E.T.
“The 39th National will be utilizing our platform connecting with exhibitor and show attendees on-site to bid, via their smartphones, iPad and website, on some great signed memorabilia to benefit such an amazing charitable organization as the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland,” stated Jeff Porter, Founder/ HandBid CEO.
To see what’s up for bid and register, download the HandBid app on your tablet or smartphone. Tap on the “get started” button and register. HandBid will text you a five digit code to enter and log in. Search “39th NSCC Auction” in the auction list. Tap on it and select Register when prompted.