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33rd National Sports Collectors Convention
"The World's Largest Sports & Entertainment Convention"



Show Date/Hours:

Wednesday August 1, 2012 - Sunday August 5, 2012

Sneak Peek
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
4pm - 8pm

Regular Show
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - Saturday,August 4, 2012
10am - 6pm

Family Day
Sunday, August 5, 2012
10am - 5pm


Venue:

The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201



Driving Directions:

Choose the closest location to where you'll be starting:


Parking:

Click here for online parking information

or
Click here to download a printable parking map




Ticket Information:
General Admission - $18.00
VIP Package - $129.00
SUPERVIP Package - $169.00
All Access VIP Package - $229.00
All Access SUPERVIP Package - $269.00




Travel/Hotel Links:
The National Sports Collectors Convention Accomodations - Baltimore, MD



Baltimore Floor Plan:
33rd National Sports Collectors Convention Floor Plan



Tristar Autograph Pavilion List of Signers:

Tristar Autograph Pavilion Signers - 2012 National
Tristar Autograph Schedule







National Promotions & Redemtion Programs
(separated by manufacturer):


(Updated Daily as New Info is Released)


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First, we would like to announce the Sportkings Mammoth Art Card Redemption Program.

Collect Premium Back Base Cards from Sportkings Series E and spell SPORTKINGS twenty five times to qualify.

Submit your 25 sets of SPORTKINGS and choose your own Sportking athlete to be painted by Jared Kelley. The painting is 2.5' by 3.5', that's right not 2.5 x 3.5 inches but 2.5 x 3.5 feet, a Mammoth Art Card.



Sportkings Premium Back Redemption 1/1 Art Cards

Based on the current circumstances surrounding the Penn State University scandal, we have decided to remove the 1/1 Art Card of Joe Paterno from the Sportkings Series E Premium Back Redemption Program.

Sport Kings LP wants to be considerate of all of the parties involved and feel that the timing to produce this card is not appropriate.

We hope our collectors understand and agree with this decision.
The redemption begins at the National, August 1 - August 5 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Other 1/1 Art Cards that can be redeemed include:








Collectors participating in this redemption will not be disappointed.

See you at the National.








Collectors who open a sealed 20 box case of Music, Music, Music will receive a spectacular 1/1 Art Memorabilia Card.


Bring you sealed Music, Music, Music cases to the Famous Fabric Booth and participate in this great redemption program.

See you at the National.






Sport Kings LP will be coming to the National this August in Baltimore in a big way.



Collectors attending the National can participate in the National's VIP program, the Sportkings' Redemption program and the Sportkings' Premium Card Back Redemption Program.


VIPs Will Be Puzzled by the Sportkings' VIP Program
In each VIP bag given out at the National, VIPs will find a redemption card that can be redeemed at the Sportkings' booth C5 for nine random Sportkings' Puzzle cards.

VIPs should look for this Redemption Card in their VIP bags
Collect all nine puzzles by trading with other VIPs.

Tito Ortiz Sportkings' Puzzle Card

David Robinson Sportkings Puzzle Card


Puzzle Card checklist: David Robinson, Gordie Howe, Gale Sayers, Bjorn Borg, Ken Griffey Jr., Franco Harris,, Annika Sorenstam, Man O'War and Tito Ortiz.
Sportkings is looking forward to meeting the National VIPs.


Sportkings' Box Top Redemption Program
Collectors opening sealed boxes of Sportkings Series E will be able to redeem their box tops for some great Sportkings redemption cards available only at the National.
Open one box of Sportkings Series E at the Sportkings Booth and receive a Game-Used Sportkings Memorabilia card out of 20 (19 silver versions and 1 gold version). Cards will feature single, double and triple memorabilia.





Bjorn Borg Single Memorabilia Redemption Card





Secretariat/Seattle Slew Double Memorabilia Redemption Card





Sorenstam/Creamer/Lopez Triple Memorabilia Redemption Card


For collectors breaking a sealed 16-box case of Sportkings Series E there is a special redemption program for a special National 1/1 Spectacular Patch card.





Premium Back Redemption Program Begins at National

In every box of Sportkings Series E, collectors will find one Series E Premium Back Base Card. This card has the same front as a regular Base Card but has a single letter on the back of the card.
Collectors who participate in this program need to collect Series E Premium Back Base Cards that spell out SPORTKINGS. That's 10 different cards including two cards with the letter "S".
Collect the cards that spell SPORTKINGS once, and you will receive a 1/10 Premium Sportkings Quad Memorabilia Card.
Collect the cards that spell SPORTKINGS twice, and you will receive a 1/1 Premium Sketch card.
Collect the cards that spell SPORTKINGS five times, and you will receive a 1/1 Premium Art Card painted by Jared Kelley.
We will be redeeming �live� at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, August 1-5, 2012.
Those who have already sent in the Premium Back Base Cards will have their cards redeemed at the Sportkings Booth before the National starts and collectors attending the National will be able to submit their Premium Base Back Cards at the Sportkings booth and pick up their Premium Back Redemption cards on site.
Look's like Sportkings and Sportkings' collectors are going to have a great time at the National.
See you there.



In The Game's Redemption Program at The 33rd National

Ultimate Memorabilia 11th Edition National SuperBox

Following the huge success of the UM-11 Spring Expo SuperBox in Toronto this past May, collectors have asked us to create a program for those that are not able to attend shows in Canada but can attend the National.

In response we have created the UM-11 National SuperBox for this year’s National in Baltimore, Maryland this August 1st through 5th.

Each UM-11 National SuperBox contains the 5 UM-11 packs along with a special 1/1 Dual Memorabilia Autograph card.



Click Here to view the 1/1 Dual Memorabilia/Auto Card Checklist

In addition, collectors can receive a 1/1 Dual Memorabilia Card for opening and redeeming their UM -11 National SuperBox at In The Game booth at the National.



Click Here to view the 1/1 Dual Memorabilia Card Checklist

So purchase your UM-11 National SuperBox at the National and come over to the In The Game booth to open your box and get your special 1/1 Dual Memorabilia Redemption card.

UM-11 National SuperBoxes not opened at the National will NOT qualify for the special 1/1 Dual Memorabilia Redemption Card.

2011-12 10th Anniversary Between The Pipes Redemption

Open and redeem a box of the 2011-12 10th Anniversary Between the Pipes at the In The Game booth and receive a spectacular die-cut Game-Used Memorabilia card made exclusively for the National.

Each card will have nine silver versions and a 1/1 gold version.


Click here to view the Die Cut Game-Used Memorabilia Card Checklist

Broad Street Boys Redemption

Open up and redeem a box of Broad Street Boys at the In The Game booth at the National and receive a stamped Broad Street Boys Game-Used Memorabilia card.

Each card is a 1/1.





Redemption Program Rules

All boxes and packs must be opened at the same time and all wrappers must be submitted to In The Game personnel.
Boxes MUST have shrink-wrap with the In The Game logo on it to qualify.

The redemption card offer extends through all days of the show or while supplies last and daily limits may be imposed. In The Game reserves the right to limit the quantity of redemption cards per customer.

As in previous Redemption Programs, the following rules are in effect:

- No redemptions will take place until the show hours begin.
- Redemptions are limited to the number of cards available.
- In The Game, Inc. reserves the right to limit the number of redemptions of any individual.
- All packs must be opened at the In The Game booth.
- All redemptions are done on a random basis.
- Any part of published redemption programs may be subject to change prior to the show.



Sportkings Update - July 18, 2012


Sportkings National Plans
Sportkings will be at the National in a big way.

Premium Base Card Redemptions

Collectors who opened packs of Sportkings Series E found one Premium Base Card in each box.

Collectors who collected the card backs that spelled SPORTKINGS are eligible for some great redemption cards.

The start of the redemption for this program will take place at the National.

All redemptions received by July 30th will be taken to the National to be redeemed. All redemptions presented at the National will be redeemed on the spot. This is a first for Sportkings.

So collect your Premium Base Card Backs and spell SPORTKINGS.

Here are the different categories for the Premium Back Base Card Redemption;

Sportkings Quads Numbered to 10

Spell SPORTKINGS once and receive a Sportkings Quad card numbered to 10. Click here to view the checklist



1/1 Sketch Cards

Spell SPORTKINGS twice and receive a 1/1 Sketch Card. These Sketch Cards feature the art used on the Series E Cut Signature cards. Click here to view the checklist


1/1 Jared Kelley Art Cards

Spell SPORTKINGS five times and receive a 1/1 Jared Kelley hand-painted Art Card. Each card is a masterpiece painted on-card. Click here to view the checklist






Sportkings National Box Redemption Program

Collectors who open a box of Sportkings Series E at the Sportkings' Booth at the National will receive a redemption card featuring single, double and triple Sportkings game-used memorabilia.

All cards are out of 20 with 19 silver versions and a 1/1 gold version.






Open all the boxes from a sealed 16-box case of Sportkings and redeem it for a 1/1 Spectacular Patch card.



The list of Spectacular Patches is incredible.

Collectors opening all the boxes from a sealed 16-box case and choosing to redeem those boxes for a Spectacular Patch will not qualify for the box redemption.


So bring you sealed Sportkings Series E boxes or your sealed Sportkings Series E cases to the Sportkings' Booth and participate in this great redemption program.

See you at the National.


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LEAF IS THE LARGEST CORPORATE SPONSOR OF THIS YEAR'S CONVENTION:
1 LEAF'S 6400 SQ FT BOOTH IS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE SIZE OF ANY OTHER CORPORATE SPONSOR.
2 LEAF IS BRINGING IN 3 EXCITING AUTOGRAPH GUESTS TO THIS YEAR'S SHOW APPEARING IN THE LEAF BOOTH!
3 LEAF WILL OFFER THE HOBBY'S FIRST EVER "REDEMPTION STORE" TO ALLOW COLLECTORS THE CHANCE TO CUSTOMIZE THEIR REDEMPTION EXPERIENCE.
4 LEAF WILL BE DOING ON-STIE VIDEO BOX BREAKS ALL WEEKEND UPLOADED TO LEAF'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL INSTANTLY!!!!!!
5 EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL FOIL STAMPING AVAILABLE FOR ALL REDEMPTION BOXES AT THE SHOW!!!!










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- Anyone who opens one case of 2012 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects at the Onyx corporate booth will receive the following pair of cards (while supplies last):

Open a case of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects at our booth - On Thursday 8/2/12 - Receive a Rymer Liriano Autographed Card and Jameson Taillon Game Used Jersey Card
Open a case of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects at our booth - On Friday 8/3/12 - Receive a Jameson Taillon Autographed Card and Gary Sanchez Game Used Card
Open a case of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects at our booth - On Saturday 8/4/12 - Receive a Gary Sanchez Autographed Card and Gerrit Cole Game Used Jersey Card

Onyx also will be giving away a Babe Ruth signed baseball from those who found Ruth Lottery redemptions in recent memorabilia products. The drawing will take place at the Blowout Cards Booth on Saturday afternoon!







ONYX AUTHENTICATED GIVING AWAY A BABE RUTH SIGNED BASEBALL AND CARDS DURING 33RD NATIONAL

BABE RUTH GOLDEN TICKET DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 4 @ the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth (D2)

Riverview, FL (July 20, 2012)…A signed Babe Ruth baseball drawing will be held on Saturday afternoon, August 4th at the Blowout Cards booth for contestants of the “Golden Ticket” redemption contest. The Babe Ruth ball is also signed by Hall of Famers Tris Speaker and Ray Schalk. Contestants randomly pulled rare “golden Tickets” from Onyx Authenticated products – 2011 Onyx Icons and 2012 Preferred Players Collection. A total of 15 “Golden Tickets” exist with only ten redeemed to date. One lucky winner will walk away with the prized Ruth ball that Saturday afternoon. The Babe Ruth signed baseball will be on display during the Convention.


Beginning on Thursday, August 2, Onyx Authenticated will be giving away autographed and game used cards of some of the top prospects in baseball. In order to qualify, bring an unopened six box sealed case of 2012 newly released Platinum Prospects, open the box at the Onyx Authenticated booth and receive your two free cards (while supplies last). Below are the scheduled card pairings:

Anyone who opens one (6 box) case of 2012 Onyx Authenticated Platinum Prospects at the Onyx corporate booth will receive the following pair of cards (while supplies last):
Open a case of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects at our booth - On Thursday 8/2/12 - Receive a Rymer Liriano Autographed Card and Jameson Taillon Game Used Jersey Card
Open a case of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects at our booth - On Friday 8/3/12 - Receive a Jameson Taillon Autographed Card and Gary Sanchez Game Used Memorabilia Card
Open a case of 2012 Onyx Platinum Prospects at our booth - On Saturday 8/4/12 - Receive a Gary Sanchez Autographed Card and Gerrit Cole Game Used Jersey Card


With headquarters in Florida, Onyx Authenticated, Inc specializes in quality autographs and game used baseball memorabilia. Onyx Authenticated brings a fresh and innovative approach to locking up the top prospects in baseball and providing the most desirable game used memorabilia and autographs available. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of every client and customer by offering outstanding customer service, innovative product, and competitive value, thus providing world class sports memorabilia and authenticity.





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Panini America’s Exclusive VIP Event will Reward National’s Biggest Breakers

July 18, 2012

by Tracy Hackler




On Saturday night during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Panini America will treat 50 elite collectors to an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience. And all collectors have to do to earn an invitation is something they’re already planning on anyway: Busting Panini America product — lots of Panini America product.
Collectors who purchase at least $6,500 worth of select Panini America products on the show floor through select retailers will gain access to a by-invitation-only private reception Saturday night that will include Hall of Fame special guests, Black Boxes, free autographs and the chance to bid on rare Panini America experiences.

It promises to be the toughest ticket in town during National weekend — and the only way to get it is by earning enough Panini Bucks from one of five show retailers (Dave & Adam’s Card World, Blowout Cards, Pittsburgh Wholesale, Atlanta Sports Cards and Marty’s Sports Cards) through the purchase of Panini America wrapper-redemption product during the show.

“The National Sports Collectors Convention is one of the most important weeks on a calendar for us that is overflowing with marquee events,” said Jason Howarth, Panini America Vice President of Marketing. “It’s no secret that we pull out all the stops for the National every year so that attendees know that no one cares as much for them and this industry than we do. We prove it year in and year out with our wrapper-redemption program and our unparalleled willingness to interact with our customers.

“This year, we’ll take our industry-leading engagement one step farther with a special evening that will generate buzz and positive memories that will last a lifetime.”

Collectors can earn Panini Bucks toward securing a party invitation by purchasing the following wrapper-redemption products through one of the five aforementioned show retailers:

Here is the # of Wrapper Redemption Packs Collectors can expect to receive for opening boxes at the Panini Booth!

Baseball

  • 2011 Limited - 6 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011 Prime Cuts - 12 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011 Contenders - 8 Wrapper Packs per Box
NBA

  • 2011-12 Gold Standard - 8 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011-12 Limited - 4 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011-12 Past & Present - 5 Wrapper Packs per Box
NFL

  • 2012 Elite - 6 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2012 Prestige - 4 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011 Totally Certified - 6 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011 Playbook - 8 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011 Prime Signatures - 3 Wrapper Packs per Box
NHL

  • 2011-12 Elite - 6 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011-12 Contenders - 5 Wrapper Packs per Box
  • 2011-12 Rookie Anthology - 4 Wrapper Packs per Box
Those collectors who earn 6,500 Panini Bucks can redeem them at the Panini America booth for an all-access invitation to Saturday evening’s VIP event, which will also include case wars battles with 2011-12 Elite Hockey and 2011-12 Limited Basketball for a chance to win exclusive Panini America experiences.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional details on this special event — including the announcement of the superstar-laden guest list — in the coming days.




Panini America Unveils 2012 National VIP Plans, Keeps Two Cards a Mystery





Panini America officials on Monday afternoon unveiled the details surrounding a special six-card set that will be distributed to registered VIPs later this month in Baltimore at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. The set, styled after the legendary Diamond Kings art cards, will include Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kyrie Irving.


And in an exciting twist, two additional mystery subjects will be unveiled during the opening day of the National, Wednesday, August 1.

You can check out the first four cards in the Panini America VIP set below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days as we continue to unveil our explosive, show-stealing plans for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.








Panini America to Roll Out Live Redemption Trade-Up Program at the 2012 National

July 10, 2012



by Tracy Hackler



Panini America officials on Tuesday announced that the company will introduce a groundbreaking Live Redemption Trade-Up program during next month’s 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.
The unique initiative will be conducted live at the Panini America booth and will afford those collectors in attendance holding multiple outstanding redemption cards the opportunity to trade them in for a card or cards of higher value.

For example, a collector holding four outstanding redemption cards with a combined Beckett value of $100 will have the chance to swap those four cards for one $100 card via a carefully constructed grab-bag system. Prior to the National, the Panini America Customer Service team will assign values to replacement stock and will offer grab bags containing one autograph or prime memorabilia card at $50, $100 and $200 levels.
Each grab bag will offer minimum values at the depicted levels but many will deliver more than the listed value. Some $50 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $80; $100 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $140 and $200 grab bags will contain cards valued at as much as $250. Each grab bag may also include live onsite redemption cards good for boxes of product.
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program will be separated by sport, and collectors will get to choose what sport they select as a replacement.
In order to help expedite the process, collectors participating in the Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program are encouraged to bring with them print outs from the Panini America Website of the outstanding redemptions they want to have replaced at the National. A Customer Service team member onsite will verify the outstanding redemptions as well as their values, before completing the replacement process.
Each redemption card being swapped out must be a minimum of four months old and collectors may swap out up to $400 in value at the show while supplies last. Collectors also will be required to sign a waiver that states they agree to the random pulled replacement.
The Panini America Redemption Trade-Up program will begin Wednesday, August 1, and will run from 5-8 p.m. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance, Facebook and Twitter for additional details and times, including a preview of the cards that will be available in the program.
You can find the Panini America Customer Service Manager on Twitter right here.






Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday Part 2: The 2012 National Team Colors Insert The Official Panini America Blog

Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday Part 2: The 2012 National Team Colors Insert

July 22, 2012

by Scott W. Prusha






Two weeks from today, the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention will — sadly — be winding down its final hours. But Panini America is just getting started. Throughout this special Sneak-Peek Sunday, we’re going to preview some of the must-see elements that will make Panini America’s wrapper-redemption program in Baltimore one of the show’s featured attractions.
We started off our Sunday showcase this morning by previewing the fantastic “Cracked Ice” parallels punctuating Panini America’s 2012 National wrapper-redemption set. Now, we change our focus to the popular Team Colors insert that annually pays tribute to the National’s host-area superstars. This year, that includes the likes of Ray Lewis, Alex Ovechkin and some guy named Robert Griffin III.

Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance later today for another tantalizing aspect of Panini America’s 2012 National wrapper-redemption set. And check out these links for additional coverage of Panini America’s presence at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention:
Panini America to Roll Out Live Redemption Trade-Up Program at the 2012 National
Panini America’s Exclusive VIP Event will Reward National’s Biggest Breakers
Package Deal: Panini America to Deliver 1/1 Packaging Printing Plates at the National











Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday Part 3: Inserts Coming to the 2012 National Set The Official Panini America Blog

Panini America Sneak-Peek Sunday Part 3: Inserts Coming to the 2012 National Set

July 22, 2012

by Scott W. Prusha






Two weeks from today, the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention will — sadly — be winding down its final hours. But Panini America is just getting started. Throughout this special Sneak-Peek Sunday, we’ve previewed just some of the must-see elements that will make Panini America’s wrapper-redemption program in Baltimore one of the show’s featured attractions.
We started off our Sunday showcase this morning by previewing the fantastic “Cracked Ice” parallels in Panini America’s 2012 National wrapper-redemption set and then unveiled the popular Team Colors insert. For our last preview of the day, we’ve opted to showcase just a few of the stand-alone insert cards, including sweet tributes to the likes of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and — yes, you guessed it — Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this special Sneak-Peek Sunday. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for complete previews of all the National-exclusive autograph and memorabilia cards punctuating our wrapper-redemption program, as well as complete details on how to participate.
And check out these links for additional coverage of Panini America’s presence at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention:
Panini America to Roll Out Live Redemption Trade-Up Program at the 2012 National
Panini America’s Exclusive VIP Event will Reward National’s Biggest Breakers
Package Deal: Panini America to Deliver 1/1 Packaging Printing Plates at the National













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Panini America Unveils Complete Details of Its 2012 National Wrapper Redemption Set

July 23, 2012

by Tracy Hackler






Following a few solid weeks of collector speculation and buzz-generating buildup, Panini America finally is ready to announce complete details surrounding the showstopping wrapper-redemption program it has planned for next month’s 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.
Over the weekend we showcased many of the inserts we have planned for the show, including first looks at the Cracked Ice parallels and Team Colors sets. We also pulled the curtain back in recent weeks with previews of the instant-win packaging printing plates and the National VIP sets we’re bringing to Baltimore. But today, we’re finally ready to release specifics on how to participate — as well as preview the show-exclusive base set in all of its splendor.

Once again this year, we have developed a must-bust program for collectors that includes a stunning base set, Rookie Cards numbered to 499 and several inserts, headlined by the aforementioned Team Colors insert. There also are randomly inserted autograph and memorabilia cards including Tools of the Trade, NFL Draft Materials, signed Rookie Patch Cards and instant-win cards redeemable on-site for autographed memorabilia.
What’s more, we also have a few surprises stuck up our sleeve that we’ll show you as the National draws closer.
You can find complete details on the specific products eligible for Panini America’s 2012 National wrapper-redemption program by click on this: 2012 National Wrapper
You can also access the complete checklist here: 2012 National Media Checklist
Once you’ve carefully scrutinized that, treat yourself to the following preview gallery of the show-exclusive base set. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance in the coming days for sneak peeks at the set’s autograph and memorabilia inclusions.






























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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

Press Pass has unveiled its plans for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore in early August and it’s one that will include a bit of mystery.
Mystery packs … and mystery locations for finding them (at least for now).

The Charlotte, N.C.-based manufacturer of NASCAR, non-sport and football draft picks cards will actually not be setting up a booth at the NSCC this year because it is moving to a new office location in Charlotte during the week of the show. Instead, the company will do its mystery pack promotion and wrapper-redemption program through a selected number of dealers at the show — a list that will be announced in advance of the event.
Collectors will get one blind-wrapped “Mystery Pack” for each hobby box of 2012 Press Pass NASCAR product purchased on the show floor, according to the company. (The eligible racing products are Press Pass, Total Memorabilia, Ignite , Redline and Showcase). Each pack will include a National Exclusive Showcase base set parallel numbered to 5 or a 1/1. If it’s not one of those cards, it will be a random autograph or race-used memorabilia card.


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TOPPS TO OFFER TWO EXCLUSIVE WRAPPER REDEMPTION SETS, MINI PROMOS, SPECIAL BOWMAN PRIZE AND MORE FOR 2012 NATIONAL COLLECTOR’S CONVENTION

Topps announces that it has created two special wrapper redemption sets and other promotions for the 2012 National Collector’s Convention in Baltimore. All are available exclusively at the Topps Booth.


BOWMAN PLATINUM HOBBY BOX REDEMPTION
Topps will offer a special 25-card 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel Set (#’d to 499) featuring the brightest rookies and prospects in the game. And as a bonus, some sets will include randomly inserted autographed parallels featuring Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish, Dylan Bundy, Trevor Bauer, Bubba Starling and more.

Collectors opening ONE full sealed HOBBY BOX of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball (in front of a Topps rep at the booth) can redeem their wrappers for this show exclusive set. This redemption will be limited to 100 sets per day and 1 set per person for the duration of the show.

AND…

Win A Trip to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game in Chicago Courtesy of Bowman!

In addition to offering the special Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel Set…any collector opening a box of Bowman Platinum at the Topps booth, Topps will offer them a chance to see the baseball stars of tomorrow! Collectors opening their Bowman Platinum box will be entered into a raffle ( 1 entry for every box opened) for a chance to win a trip for two to Chicago to attend 4 days of Under Armour All-American Baseball Game festivities including:
  • Private tour of Wrigley Field and the All-America Banquet & Dinner
  • A workout for the All-American players hosted by Cal and Billy Ripken. Guest will meet them both!
  • A scout showcase with over 100 MLB scouts…all there to view America’s top talent
  • The Under Armour All-America Game!
Winner of the raffle will be announced at the end of the show on Sunday.


GYPSY QUEEN WRAPPER REDEMPTION
Topps has created a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini set featuring the hottest rookies in both MLB and NFL. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman HOBBY product (in front of a Topps rep at the booth) can redeem their wrappers for one of the following nine cards.

Bryce Harper
Yu Darvish
Yoenis Cespedes
Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Ryan Tannehill
Trent Richardson
Michael Floyd
Justin Blackmon

This redemption will be limited to 100 cards per subject per day. And each subject is limited to 1 subject per person per day.

TOPPS MINI PROMOS

Topps will be offering a limited number of all-new 2012 Topps Mini Baseball boxes (online exclusive) for sale at it’s booth during the show. Collector’s purchasing a box will receive a special 5-card set of mini promo cards. The subjects include:

Yu Darvish
Bryce Harper
Matt Kemp
Stephen Strasburg
Roy Halladay

THURSDAY NIGHT TOPPS MEET & GREET / Q&A
  1. The first 150 people to sign up at the Topps booth will be invited to a special Topps Meet & Greet where a question and answer period will be held. The event will take place Thursday evening at the convention center from 5-7 PM.










TOPPS CREATES TWO EXCLUSIVE SETS FOR 2012 NATIONAL COLLECTOR’S CONVENTION

Topps announces that it has created two special sets for the 2012 National Collector’s Convention in Baltimore, MD. Both are available exclusively via redemption at the Topps Booth.


BOWMAN PLATINUM BOX REDEMPTION
Topps has created an exclusive 25-card sequentially numbered 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel. Collectors opening a full box of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball at the booth will receive the set. The set will include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and more. In addition, autographed versions of selected cards will be randomly inserted.


GYPSY QUEEN WRAPPER REDEMPTION
There is also a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen MiniCard set featuring the hottest rookies in the NFL and MLB. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman MLB or NFL products can redeem their wrappers for one of nine NFL/MLB Rookies. The subjects are:

  • Bryce Harper (image attached)
  • Yu Darvish
  • Yoenis Cespedes
  • Andrew Luck
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Trent Richardson
  • Michael Floyd
  • Justin Blackmon







Blowout Cards to Offer the 1952 Topps Reprint 5-card Promo Sets at the 2012 NSCC!

Visit the Blowout Cards corporate booth at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention to purchase an exclusive 1952 Topps Reprint 5-card promotional set featuring Mickey Mantle (2 cards), Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and Babe Ruth! Once the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention officially kicks off, these limited edition sets will also be made available to Blowout Cards' website customers as well as national convention show attendees. Anyone interested in purchasing these exclusive 5-card sets may visit www.blowoutcards.com beginning August 1st, 2012.





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UPPER DECK ANNOUNCES VIP & REDEMPTION PLANS FOR 33RD NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION


Upper Deck has announced a great looking 6-card set for VIPs at the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention. VIPs will receive the set in their gift bag and only Upper Deck could bring fans some of the most collectible players on the planet with a very limited six-card set that will be available to VIP members. Take a look:



VIPs will receive this 6 card set with Michael Jordan, Sidney Crosby, Landon Donovan, Wayne Gretzky, LeBron James and Tiger Woods.

The Upper Deck Wrapper Redemption Program is sure to be a hit as well.

Collectors may purchase five (5) HOBBY packs of any eligible Upper Deck products from a Certified Diamond Dealer and will be provided with a special voucher from Upper Deck. Bring that voucher and the packs to the Upper Deck Corporate Booth B4 to receive one (1) 2012 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention pack in exchange for the voucher and wrappers!

Eligible products are:

2011-12 NHL SP Game-Used
2012 Upper Deck Football
2011-12 NHL SPx
2011 College Football Legends
2012 SPx Football
2012 SP Signature Edition Baseball
2011-12 NHL SP Authentic
2012 Upper Deck Soccer.


Collectors can bring their voucher and packs to the Upper Deck Corporate Booth (B4) beginning at noon each day and packs will be available while supplies last. Stop by the Upper Deck booth before you purchase packs to confirm they still have inventory of these packs. Collectors are limited to claim five redemption packs, per person, per day. There will be a different five card set available each day.


Thursday, August 2
NSCC-1 – Michael Jordan
NSCC-2 – Thierry Henry
NSCC-3 – Alonzo Mourning
NSCC-4 – Roger Staubach
NSCC-5 – Cody Buckel

Friday, August 3
NSCC-6 – Wayne Gretzky
NSCC-7 – Robert Griffin III
NSCC-8 – David Robertson
NSCC-9 – Don Mattingly
NSCC-10 – Dwayne DeRosario

Saturday, August 4
NSCC-11 – Tiger Woods
NSCC-12 – John Kruk
NSCC-13 – Sidney Crosby
NSCC-14 – Landon Donovan
NSCC-15 – Trent Richardson

Sunday, August 5
NSCC-16 – LeBron James
NSCC-17 – Bobby Orr
NSCC-18 – Jack Morris
NSCC-19 – Brodie Merrill
NSCC-20 – Alex Ovechkin



To add to the excitement of this program, randomly inserted into these packs for each day are limited-edition autograph cards. Fans can find autographs from top stars like LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky, Landon Donovan, Bobby Orr, Don Mattingly, Trent Richardson, Alex Ovechkin, Robert Griffin III and many more.










Upper Deck Planning to Give Redemptions a Good Name at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention

By Chris Carlin


Pretty much every company will have a different wrapper redemption promotion during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, Maryland from August 2 through August 6. Upper Deck recently announced a very compelling wrapper redemption program with limited autograph inserts from the top athletes in the world and another special program for VIP collectors at the event.


But there is another type of redemption that companies don’t really talk about at this Convention except for providing collectors with excuses as to why they do not have their cards promised at the show. Of course I am speaking about redemption cards that can sometimes be found within packs of trading cards. For some time Upper Deck was guilty of that offense as well, but beginning with the 2012 Sports Cards & Collectibles Expo in Toronto, Upper Deck offered customers an exciting new service where they could pick up any outstanding redemptions right at the show. If customers had cards pending that were not available, the customer could also opt to have them exchanged and have their comparable exchange cards waiting for them at the Upper Deck booth during the show. Here’s how the process works:
1. Review your outstanding redemptions by logging into your Upper Deck account.
2. Make a determination of which cards you would like shipped to you at the show (cards with a Status of “In house”) and which cards you would like exchanged that are not currently available to ship.
3. Send an email to time2swap@upperdeck.com with the subject title “2012 NSCC Redemption Program.” In the body of the email, please cut and paste the code and description of the card(s) you would like fulfilled or exchanged. In thirty words or less, describe the type of replacements you would like to receive focusing more on teams, regions and brands you are interested in rather than particular players if the card is not in stock.
4. Requests must be received in by Monday, July 23. Card owners can pick up their redemption package during the show with a government issued identification card. Card owners will also be required to sign for the redemption package in person. Only the actual card owners can pick up the cards, so you cannot pick up items for a friend.




Upon arrival to the Upper Deck booth at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, please provide an Upper Deck representative your government issued identification so they can find you on the list and grab your redemption package.





You will then be asked to sign for the redemption package.





You can then claim your redemption package from Upper Deck!





Open your package and enjoy what you find!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not provide the information exactly as described, we will not be able to honor your request so make sure you take the time to get us exactly what we need in the format requested to help.



Hours for pick-up are listed below:
Thursday, August 2 – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 3 – 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 4 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


If you do not think you can be at the show any of these days, we ask that you do not request this service. Additionally, if you fail to pick your cards up, you will not be able to request this service in the future and there could be additional delays in getting these cards to you. Additionally, if there is more demand than we can handle to make this program a success, we may have to stop accepting requests before July 23.
Customers at the 2012 Sports Cards & Collectibles Expo in Toronto really appreciated this service.



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Next, Upper Deck understands collectors get frustrated when pulling redemption cards from any pack. And we also understand collectors get upset when they pull a redemption card that has expired that they can no longer claim. Upper Deck has made a conscientious effort to raise awareness of when redemption cards expire by publishing a “Last Call” list for redemptions. And the best way to avoid issues with expired redemptions is to not put them in the product in the first place. Upper Deck has had significant successes with packing out products with ZERO redemptions this season; most recently 2012 SP Signature Edition Baseball. While some releases may be delayed to get more autograph content in, we believe it helps provide collectors with a better pack opening experience if there are fewer, or better yet, zero redemption in the product.


That being said, collectors still purchase older products and can have a really negative experience if they find a redemption that has expired from any company. As a one-time event, Upper Deck is excited to offer collectors visiting the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention a very special experience on Saturday, August 4. Collectors may bring up to five (5) unscratched, expired redemption cards, FROM ANY MAJOR MANUFACTURER, to the Upper Deck Booth before 4:00 p.m. to take part in a special expired redemption card raffle.
Upper Deck will have OVER 100 PRIZES available in this raffle consisting mostly of limited autograph cards, but also some select memorabilia and unopened product. “The Upper Deck Redemption Raffle” will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening where we will pull unscratched, expired redemption cards for fans in attendance and reward prizes. Collectors must be present at the Upper Deck booth during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention to win. Again, to participate, the cards must be a sports redemption card from any major trading card manufacturer that features a scratch off code that has not been scratched.


What are some of the prizes that will be available? We are glad you asked, take a look!




This is just one of over 100 amazing prizes that you could win in The Upper Deck Redemption Raffle for expired redemption cards!









The items used come from promotional signature stock, items pulled during product review and from expired QA and redemption inventories. To see more prizes available for “The Upper Deck Redemption Raffle” please visit the Upper Deck Booth during the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention. And if you have questions about either of these programs, please share them in the comment section below.



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Historic Autograph’s 2012 National Convention Promotion


For the first time ever, Historic Autographs will be represented at the National Baseball Card Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. To properly introduce our company to the collecting masses, Historic Autographs has created two promotions; one for the collector and one for store owners.

Historic Autograph’s “Legends of the Hall” promotion for the collectors is quite simple – any collector that purchases a box of 2012 HA Legends of the Hall product at the National will receive a redemption card with the box (at the time of purchase from the show dealer). The collector will be instructed to bring the unopened box and the redemption card to the Historic Autograph booth, where they will be required to open the box and turn in the redemption card for a second PSA/DNA encapsulated Hall of Fame autograph. This will give those who participate in the program two HOF autographs for the price of one box. The promotion is limited to the first (250) boxes sold – and all boxes must be opened at the Historic Autograph booth and submit the redemption card received from the show dealer to a HA representative. Limit 3 per person, per day. The redemption autographs will include some big names such as Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, Fred Clarke, Reggie Jackson and Whitey Ford. Giveaway autographs will include some of our Ball of Fame baseballs, 2012 Legends of the Hall cards as well as PSA Certified signed items. For those looking to stop by our booth, it will be located in the Cooperate Area next to PSA Pavilion.

The store owners will be offered the chance to win one of HA’s fifty custom 6’ tall, free-standing store displays, complete with shelves to display the Historic Autograph’s product line. Each display will feature a 5’ image of the Big Train Walter Johnson. For those store owners that are interested in getting a free Historic Autographs Walter Johnson stand-up display, please stop by the HA booth and fill out an information card for the daily drawing as Historic Autographs will be giving away displays every day.

BULLETIN: Historic Autographs will have the TWO Joe Jackson autograph cards on display that will be in 2012 Historic Autographs “Why the Hall Not?” product (August release). Stop by the HA booth and take a look. Both Joe Jackson cards will be “live” pulls in the upcoming “Why the Hall Not?” product along with Lou Gehrig, Roberto Clemente, Walter Johnson and modern stars Ichiro, Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols.


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