There will soon be a vote on the future schedule for the National Sports Collectors Convention and indications are that it’s not going to venture out of the “C” zone.
It’s believed that NSCC management will be asking dealers to decide between keeping the show in Chicago for three years straight beyond that or returning to Cleveland in 2022 and holding it in Chicago in 2021 and 2023. The latter would seem like the likely choice.
NSCC organizers have always maintained their event is a challenging one to move elsewhere for a variety of reasons including hotel room guarantees and higher union costs that would have to be passed on to exhibitors. However, it’s not what folks in the Pacific and Mountain time zones hoping to be within reasonable driving distance were hoping to hear.
Mile High Card Company gave away a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle at the show again this year. One entry was given for each $500 worth of consignments to the company’s October auction.
The drawing for the PSA Authentic example was held Sunday afternoon. The lucky winner of the card with an estimated value of close to $10,000 was Gerry Schwarz.
It’s been awhile since a higher grade Mantle rookie card was sold in an eBay auction but there’s one on the block right now. You can see the PSA 7 listing here.
“Watch the kids go wild to get it…”
Cool piece of Bowman Gum literature from 1950 they sent to wholesale distributors who were to show them to stores that were candidates to carry the company’s baseball card product.
— Post War Cards (@PostWarCards) August 8, 2018
The artwork was a huge step up from the company’s first two baseball issues.
Some brief interviews with the athletes and other celebrities who were in attendance at the National, courtesy of Kelsey Schroyer and GTS Sports Marketing:
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