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With the 36th annual National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago quickly approaching, card companies are churning those marketing engines to inform collectors what they can expect. Here are some you can expect at The National-
There will be a wrapper redemption for “Prominent Cuts’ inserts featuring cards from different sports. Players include: Patrick Kane, Stephen Curry, Shaq, Maria Sharapova and others. There will also be 1/1 cut autograph cards from deceased Chicago legends if that’s something you’re into.
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Topps will be hosting the VIP party to kick off the big event. It will feature additional autograph signers including Rollie Fingers and Bret Saberhagen, and hockey Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote. There will also be a handful of prizes given out during the event.
VIP’s attending the conention will receive 4-card packs of players on 1953 Bowman designs. The players featured include: Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Ted WIliams, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. There are cards that ‘never were’ and should be a big hit among collectors attending.
They too will have a wrapper redemption going on at the Topps booth, so make sure you stop by booth #870 for additional details.
PSA will be doing giveaways daily from Chicago superstars, Ernie Banks, Walter Payton and Michael Jordan. One of the items being given away is a Ernie Banks signed bat. There will also be a signed Walter Payton poster and a PSA 9 Michael Jordan ’86 Fleer rookie card.