(Updated Daily as New Info is Released)
Check Out My Cards Announces their National Drop-Off Show-only Service
Attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago? Have cards you want to sell?
Instead of shipping them to us, you can just drop them off at our booth (#445).
You can take advantage of any of our published processing services
, or you can use a promotional service that will only be available at the National.
Here is how you will be able to use the show-only service:
□ 1 Come find us at booth #445
□ 2 Grab a special 550-count box
□ 3 Fill it with no more than five different products
□ 4 Drop it back off with us before the end of the show
Specific pricing and processing time will only be revealed at the show.
2011 Leaf National Convention Redemption Info!
-We are producing a 10-card set that will be given away for free during the course of the
show. Details will be announced prior to the show.
-A checklist is below:
Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Vince Lombardi, Nolan Ryan, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, Stewie from Family Guy, Tom Dwan, Hulk Hogan and Jon Bones Jones
-We will also have a redemption program for box and case breaks at our
booth. For box breaks, we are producing a 5-card Metal set in very
limited quantities. The checklist is below. Each of the 5 card will
have a common version, Silver Prismatic, Blue Prismatic, Red Prismatic
and Gold 1 of 1. 1 random card will be given away for each box of 2011
Leaf product opened at our booth.
-Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Vince Lombardi, Nolan Ryan, Cam Newton
-For case breaks we have a limited edition Pop Century Blue Parallel
Autograph serial-numbered to 5 or less. A Blue Parallel version was
created for every card in our Pop Century checklist and we will give 1
of these ultra rare autograph cards for each case of 2011 Leaf product
at our booth. For 2011 Pop Century, we give 1 card away for each 6-box
Leaf to Produce VIP SET for 32nd National
Open ANY box of 2011 Leaf product at their Corporate Booth #838 and receive ONE FREE METAL Promo Card! There are 5 Promo cards in all: Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, Vince Lombardi, Nolan Ryan & Cam Newton.
Open ANY of the following at the Leaf Booth and receive ONE 2011 Leaf Pop Century Autograph Pack!
6 Boxes of Leaf Pop Century
One Case (12 ct) of 2011 Leaf Cut Signature Edition
One Case (12 ct) of 2011 Leaf Metal Draft Football
One Case (12 ct) of 2011 Leaf Ultimate Draft Football
One Case (12 ct) of 2011 Leaf US Army All-American Football
One Case (12 ct) of 2011 Leaf Muhammad Ali Trading Cards
One Case (12 ct) of 2011 Leaf Family Guy Seasons 3, 4 & 5
One Case (3 ct) of 2011 Leaf Best of Baseball
Decades Redemption at the National
-Do you believe in miracles? At In The Game, we certainly do.
-In The Game will be creating a special version of Decades the 80s for the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago August 3rd. Dealers who will have this special version of Decades - 1980's at the National will be announced before the show.
-In the Special National Version of Decades one of the three memorabilia inserts will be replaced by a Chicago Blackhawks Decades Quad Card. There are eight different Chicago Blackhawks Decades Quad cards. This Special National Version of Decades is the only place to find these cards.
-In addition, Dominik Hasek Autograph Cards will be found randomly, in the Special National Version of Decades. Mr. Hasek's autograph cards were received too late to pack out with the other autographs and now collectors have a chance to add this hard-signed autograph card to their collections. Remember, you can only find Dominik Hasek's Decades autograph card in the Special National Version of Decades.
-We believe in miracles! So collectors breaking the Special National Version of Decades will receive a ticket for a free Mark Wells autograph. Mark will be in the In The Game booth on Saturday June 6th from 2:00-4:00pm.
-In addition to all of the above, the Special National Version of Decades also qualify for the In The Game Wrapper Redemption. So in addition to the Mark Wells autograph, you can receive a special In The Game National Decades Redemption Card.
In the Game VIP Program Announced
In The Game is pleased to announce their participation at the 32nd National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, August 3-7th.
National VIPs can come by the In The Game booth and redeem special cards found in their VIP bags for a 10-card In The Game VIP set.
The In The Game-VIP sets feature ITG team members from Hockey, Baseball and Canadiana.
The complete set includes; from In The Game Hockey - Mario Lemiuex, Patrick Roy, Steve Yzerman, Mark Messier, Tim Thomas and Steven Stamkos, from In The Game Baseball - Mike Trout and Manny Machado and from In The Game Canadiana -William Shatner and Pam Anderson.
In The Game Heroes & Prospects Baseball Redemption
Collectors breaking boxes of Heroes and Prospects Baseball Series One and Series Two Low Numbers will be able to redeem those boxes for authentic game-used memorabilia cards made exclusively for the 32nd National. Each card will be limited to 20.
There will be single, double and triple authentic game-used memorabilia cards featuring many of the Heroes and Prospects from our products. Some of the Heroes include: Dave Winfield, Rickey Henderson, Roberto Alomar, Paul Molitor, Bert Blyleven, Reggie Jackson, Bob Gibson, Stan Musial to name a few. Prospects include: Mike Trout, Adam Warren, Cam Greathouse, Deck McGuire and Brice Bentz.
2011 Onyx Authenticated Preferred Players Collection Special Edition (National)
-Onyx Authenticated presents the Preferred Players Collection Special Edition! Limited to only 100 cases (three boxes per case)! Distributed through Blowout Cards during the National Convention in August.
-Authentic baseballs autographed from some of the top and future baseball stars! Available during the NATIONAL CONVENTION in Chicago, IL! Three boxes per case, ONLY 100 CASES PRODUCED! Every baseball comes in a keep sake custom made wood box and display case - Security sealed!
Yo, VIP. . . Let’s Kick It! Panini America Begins Unveiling Plans for The National
With the National Sports Collectors Convention
less than a month away, officials at Panini America
today released information announcing their plans for VIPs attending the National.
The base set, available to those purchasing one of the VIP packages, will feature Panini spokesmen Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, John Wall
and Blake Griffin
. The first four cards will be inserted into VIP bags, along with a special coupon directing VIPs to the Panini corporate booth to obtain an additional two cards. The coupon must be brought to the Panini booth and exchanged for the two mystery cards, available for collectors throughout the week.
SuperVIPs are in for an extra treat, a 6-card set featuring some of the top 2011 NFL RCs from this year’s rookie class. Cam Newton
, the first pick in the NFL Draft will be joined by fellow rookies Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Blaine Gabbert
and Jake Locker
. The sixth card in the set will be the FIRST
trading card produced of former Ohio State quarterback, Terrelle Pryor
. SuperVIPs will find a coupon in their VIP package, when brought to the Panini booth, can be exchanged for the set.
A Comprehensive Look at Panini America’s 2011 National Wrapper-Redemption Set
The base set for this year’s show in Chicago will incorporate 19 superstars from the worlds of basketball, football, hockey and entertainment (King of Pop, anyone?) on a vertically modified 2011 Donruss Elite Football
design that should be warmly embraced by show-goers. The base set will be accompanied by three different parallels (numbered to 25, 10 and 5), including some autographs.
In addition, there are three striking insert sets punctuating this year’s wrapper-redemption spectacle – a ten-card set devoted to the top NFL
rookies of the 2010-11 season, an eight-card School Colors
insert that pays tribute to local heroes from the Bears
, and a two-card Headliners
insert honoring the Super Bowl
and Stanley Cup
exploits of the Green Bay Packers
and Boston Bruins
National Intrigue: Panini America Previews Its Redemption Prizes for the 2011 Nationa
This year, in addition to the live-card gems available in our shiny foil packs
, we’re also randomly inserting instant-redemption cards good for some of the autographed memorabilia we’ve acquired over the last few years, including 8 by 10s, mini helmets, hockey pucks, basketballs, our popular oversized display cards and so much more.
The following images will give you just a taste of what we prepped well into last Friday night. We also have a few tricks up our sleeves that are sure to dazzle you as well.
Panini Wrapper Redemption Announced!
FIVE HOBBY PACKS WILL GET COLLECTORS ONE WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACK FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Season Update Basketball
Contenders Patches Basketball
Rookie & Stars Football
ONE HOBBY PACK WILL GET COLLECTORS TWO WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACK FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Totally Certified Basketball
Luxury Suite Hockey
ONE HOBBY PACK WILL GET COLLECTORS FIVE WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACK FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Gold Standard Basketball
ONE HOBBY PACK WILL GET COLLECTORS TEN WRAPPER REDEMPTION PACK FOR THE FOLLOWING We are also going to be holding a National Treasures Drawing Thursday-Sunday for those purchasing boxes of Treasures. We will be announcing details soon.
NATIONAL TREASURES BASKETBALL OR
Panini America Creates Something Special for Hockey Collectors at the National
Okay hockey collectors, ask and you shall receive. Over the past two weeks, the Knight’s Lance has given collectors an exclusive look at card images for the upcoming National as they become available.
One question we have seen asked on a few occasions…
Where’s the hockey?
Well, the wait is over. Hockey collectors feast your eye’s on these beauties. Autographed patch cards from some of the top NHL prospects from the 2010-11 season can be found ONLY in the National silver packs. Names like Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin, Eberle and Paajarvi should excite ANY collector.
Autographs Set to Spike Panini America’s Wrapper-Redemption Packs at the National
It’s no secret that we at Panini America
bring out the big guns every year for the National Sports Collectors Convention
. As you’ve seen so far, we aim to please once again when the 32nd annual NSCC
kicks off next week in Rosemont, Ill.
In recent weeks we’ve slowly and seductively provided the savory details surrounding our plans for this year’s show, including information and images on our National VIP Packs
, our base wrapper-redemption program
, our instant-redemption cards
for autographed memorabilia and a little something special for the hockey enthusiasts
Today, we offer a peek behind the curtain at just some of the low-numbered autograph cards that will be randomly inserted into our show-stealing wrapper-redemption packs. Frankly, some of the scans below don’t do these shiny sensations justice (in fairness, I had just three minutes to scan them before they were rushed to packout), but all of them provide a small appetizer to tide you over for the next week or so.
Enjoy. And please stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance
for continued coverage of our National plans.
Press Pass 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention Promo Cards
-Nine of the company’s 10-card Hot Pursuit
promo cards will be included in the gift bag of any collector who buys a VIP admission package … the final card — of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
— along with an ultra-necessary pair of 3D glasses will be available at the Press Pass booth during the event.
-The other drivers who’ll appear in the set include Danica Patrick, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Mark Martin
and Kevin Harvick.
2011 Press Pass National Promotions Announced!
Press Pass is pleased to release the 2011 National Sports Collectors booth promotions that will be taking place in Chicago, IL from August 3 - 7 this year.
We are very excited to be able to offer one free blind-wrapped autograph or memorabilia card, one invitation to pack wars, and one ticket to Press Pass Buzz
with each 2011 Press Pass NASCAR box purchased. Just bring your box by the Press Pass booth (#618
) and open your box with us!
Press Pass will be giving away special 1 of 1 National cards during pack wars, a box of Press Pass Five Star, and special memorabilia prizes!
PSA Plans More NSCC Show Promotions, Giveaways
Earlier this week, the company indicated plans to give away a Babe Ruth poster and copies of its monthly magazine, The Sports Card Market Report. The 184-page special edition of SMR is devoted to Chicago area sports legends and their collectibles, including Michael Jordan, Joe Jackson, Ernie Banks, Ryne Sandberg, Ron Santo, Frank Thomas, Bobby Hull and Walter Payton. A 16-page insert in each magazine provides highlights of this year's PSA Set Registry winners.
TOPPS ANNOUNCES 32nd NATIONAL VIP SET "NATIONAL TRIBUTES" SET COMMEMORATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1961 TOPPS HI NUMBER ALL-STARS
-The much-awaited 2011 Topps National VIP Set has been announced. Always a collectors favorite, this years set continues the tradition of producing a 50th Anniversary version of an earlier Topps issue.
-The 2011 set will be produced in the style of the coveted high number 1961 All Stars and will be sequentially numbered as a continuation of the original set.
-Labeled as "National Tributes", the set will include 5 different cards.
-Leading off will be a special combination card of the "M & M Boys", Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris who in 1961 staged an historic race to see who would be the first to surpass Babe Ruth's magical record of 60 homers in a single season. We all know that Roger outlasted Mickey to set the new record which stood for 37 years.
-In addition to the Mantle/Maris Combo, an individual card of the great Yankee Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle will be produced. Joining the Mick in the set will be former Dodger Great Jackie Robinson. Robinson, who retired in 1956 rather than accepting a trade to the rival New York Giants, would be elected to the Hall of Fame the next year in his first year of eligibility.
-Also in the 1961 "National Tributes" set will be Lou Gehrig. Gehrig had passed away 20 year earlier in 1941. Gehrigs storied career was the topic of a full-length motion picture and his record of 2130 consecutive games played was thought to be unbeatable until Cal Ripken surpassed it in 1995. Gehrig still holds the career record for Grand Slams with 23 (Alex Rodriguez has 22).
-The final card of the set is a very unusual card. An avid Red Sox fan, President John F Kennedy will complete the 2011 Topps National Tributes set. Kennedy attended games whenever he could and threw out the first pitch in Washington's Griffith Stadium on April 10, 1961.
-VIPs will each receive one 4-card pack of the 1961 Topps Tributes, while SuperVIPs will receive two packs.
Topps creates exclusive 2011 heritage rookie cards for national
Topps announces it will issue 5 rookie cards (via wrapper redemption) at this year’s National Collector’s Convention that were not included in 2011 Topps Heritage Baseball. Each card will be sequentially numbered to just 299 copies and one subject will be given out per day.
To obtain any one of these cards, collectors must open 5 packs of 2011 Topps/Bowman branded trading cards at the Topps booth. Each customer will be limited to one card per day.
The subjects and dates of availability are as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 3rd Dustin Ackley
Thursday, Aug. 4th Dee Gordon
Friday, Aug. 5th Mike Moustakas
Saturday, Aug. 6th Michael Pineda
Sunday, Aug. 7th Zach Britton
Topps Hosting Meet & Greet / Q&A at National Convention
Topps announces it will be holding a Meet and Greet / Q&A session with 100 collectors next Thursday (4 -5:30 PM) at the National Collector’s Convention in Chicago. Collectors interested in attending should stop by the Topps booth to reserve a seat. Spots will be handed out on a first come-first serve basis.
In addition to discussing company and hobby happenings, Topps will give away random prizes and will be serving light snacks and refreshments.
2011 Tristar Obak Baseball: A History of the Game
Tristar has just released product information regarding 2011 Tristar Obak Baseball: A History of the Game. The product is scheduled for a release date of August 10, 2011, but will be Pre-Released at the National Sports Collectors Convention 1 week earlier on August 3rd! Tristar has also just announced that they WILL have a wrapper redemption for this product at the national!
Tristar Announces Meet TNA Wrestling Stars!
Tristar is extremely excited to announce a very special TRISTAR NATIONAL CONVENTION PROMOTION centered around the appearances of TNA Impact Wrestling superstars RIC FLAIR, KURT ANGLE, MR. ANDERSON and TARA at the National in the TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion on Saturday, August 6th.
Tristar to Product Obak Set for 32nd National VIPS
Tristar commemorates the anniversary of the OBAK cards of the early 1900's with the special release of TRISTAR OBAK Baseball 2011: History of the Game at the 32nd National. This historic product features players of yesterday and today and a look at the rich, exciting history of the game. Coming this fall" the premiere edition of TRISTAR OBAK Football.
Tristar has produced a very special Exclusive TRISTAR OBAK 10-card set for the National. Set contains the following cards:
Ken Griffey Jr, Nolan Ryan, Cap Anson, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw, Gale Sayers, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Stan Musial/Bob Kalsu, John F Kennedy/Gerald Ford.
32nd National VIPs will receive 7 random Tristar OBAK cards from the list above in their VIP Gift bags.
To obtain the other 3 FREE cards to complete the set, just:
- Purchase a hobby pack of Tristar OBAK Baseball '11 or Tristar's SIGNATURE IMPACT WRESTLING Trading Cards from a show dealer
- Open it at the designated TRISTAR Booth in the Tristar Autograph Pavilion, and
One (1) wrapper needed per free card. Details to be provided on site at the Tristar Booth.
- You can redeem each wrapper for a free card!
Plus - stop by the TRISTAR Booth and ask about the special LIMITED EDITION OF 1999 32nd National Exclusive T212 Mini OBAK Card Sets.
Tristar National 10 Card Promo Set
PACK REDEMPTION(S) Cards can be redeemed with packs of 2011 Obak and 2011 TNA Signature Impact
Tristar is making a 10 card Promo set for the National, cards will be in the OBAK design: Cards will nclude:
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Stan Musial/Bob Kalsu
John F. Kennedy/Gerald Ford
VIP's will receive 7 of these cards in their VIP Package and redeem for the other 3 cards at the Tristar Booth.
Collectors can receive one free card at the Tristar Booth: Gale Sayers. They will need to bring 9 packs of 2011 Obak or TNA Sig. Impact (or a combo)
to redeem for the other 9 cards.
NUMBERED MINI SET
We will be making a MINI SET of the 10 cards above numbered to 199. These sets can be redeemed at the Tristar Booth with 1 BOX of either
2011 Obak or TNA Signature Impact for the MINI SET. (PLEASE NOTE ALL PACKS AND BOXES WILL NEED TO BE OPENED AT THE TRISTAR BOOTH)
Upper Deck Announces Plans for 32nd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention
On Wednesday, August 3, during the VIP “Sneak Peek” Day, a special six-card, VIP-emblazoned
cello-wrapped set from Upper Deck will be available to all show attendees who show their VIP
passes to The National. The player lineup for this coveted takeaway includes Michael Jordan,
Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, LeBron James, Bobby Orr and Landon Donovan.
During each public day of the show – Thursday through Sunday – Upper Deck will be conducting
its popular foil pack wrapper redemption program starting at 12 noon. Fans who purchase five
packs of specified Upper Deck card packs from Certified Diamond Dealers at the show will
receive a voucher they can bring to the Upper Deck booth to receive one of four different 2011
National event-exclusive, five-card packs. Each day there will be a different five-card collection
redeemed and they will be available while supplies last. A full list of the acceptable products
will be displayed at the Upper Deck booth with information on which retailers at the show will be
On Thursday, the five-card pack will include Michael Jordan, Derrick Rose and Tiger Woods,
while Friday’s lineup includes Jonathan Toews and Greg Maddux. Saturday’s packs will feature
Mike Singletary, LeBron James and Wayne Gretzky, while Sunday’s roster will include such stars
as Bubba Watson, Landon Donovan and Jake Locker. A complete list of all the players available
each day will be posted at the Upper Deck booth. Card packs must be opened at the booth in
front of an Upper Deck representative for redeeming purposes after the customer presents their
redemption voucher. To make things even more exciting, Upper Deck has randomly inserted
autograph cards of several players into some of the packs.