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Attention 2013 National Convention Attendees!

Blowout Cards invites EVERYONE attending the 2013 National Convention to stop by the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth # 838 to pick up your FREE Entry towards the BLOWOUT CARDS BIG TICKET GIVEAWAY PROMOTION!

Prominently displayed at the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth will be our 2013 National Big Ticket Giveaway Prize Table! On this table, we'll have Boxes and CASES of some of the HOTTEST products out today!

2012/13 Panini National Treasures Basketball !!!
2012/13 Leaf Best of Basketball!
2013 Bowman Inception Baseball!
2012/13 Fleer Retro Hockey!
2013 Topps Tribute Baseball!
2003/04 Upper Deck Glass Basketball!
2012 Panini Contenders Football!
2013 Leaf Rookie Retro!
2012/13 Panini Dominion Hockey!
+ Much MUCH MORE!

Join us at the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth #838 at 3PM DAILY (Thursday Aug 1, Friday Aug 2, and Saturday Aug 3) for our LIVE Big Giveaways where participants will have at shot at these AMAZING Items + MORE! Blowout Cards will also have a VERY SPECIAL GRAND PRIZE at the conclusion of each day's Giveaways!

See you all at the National!

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BCW Topload & FREE Box Giveaways at the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth!

On Friday, August 2nd at 2pm, simply stop by the Blowout Cards Booth (# 838) for your chance to receive FREE Sports Card Boxes compliments of BCW!

BCW will also be giving away FREE Product samples to those at the booth!

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Beckett Covers cards return at National Sports Collectors Convention



By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
We’ve got it covered … again.
The Beckett Covers trading card concept — a promotional program that debuted earlier this year with free promo cards featuring past Beckett covers just as they appeared on newsstands — will return at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention that starts two weeks from today in Chicago.
There will be 10 limited-edition cards to be found at various booths at the show with a bonus 11th card — one limited to just 99 copies — only available to those who present a complete Beckett Covers set at the Beckett Media booth and do a few other small things as part of an NSCC scavenger hunt.





The first wave of cards have been a bit of a hit with some collectors. The previous wave included just the covers for the first issues of Beckett Baseball, Beckett Football, Beckett Hockey and Beckett Basketball. This selection of covers is more Chicago-centric and includes the newest Beckett Sports Card Monthly cover, the NSCC Show Issue, featuring Michael Jordan.

Additional details on the scavenger hunt and the Beckett Covers cards can be found at the Beckett Media booth during the show. There will be a gift for every person completing a survey, which you can see here.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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Filling Up The Vault | COMC Blog

Filling Up The Vault

Posted on July 1, 2013 by mark@comc

This is the moment that many people have been waiting for. Starting today, any seller who wants their items to be among the first to be displayed in the Vault and brought to the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, Illinois may now make their items Vault-eligible.

The Vault – a quick summary:
  • Vault-eligible items can be for sale on COMC.com, on The Vault, or on both
  • 90% of the sale price of an item sold through the Vault will be given to the seller
  • The Vault will have no “cash-out” type fee
  • Storage fee starting at $0.01 per day (waived through the end of September)
  • Sellers can set minimum offers & auto-accept prices on each Vault card they offer individually
  • Cards from The Vault will be showcased live at shows such as the NSCC
  • To hear Tim talk about the service, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the Vault Interview
Any items listed for sale on The Vault between now and Wednesday, July 24th will be showcased at our booth at the National Convention! The first step will be making these items Vault-eligible. There are three easy steps to make your item eligible for The Vault:

1) Find your item, either in your Inventory Manager or by typing the item number into COMC’s search bar.

2) In the ‘Actions’ dropdown menu, select ‘Make Vault Eligible’.



3) Graded items and COMC Reviewed items are both Vault-eligible already. In addition we have added a new service under COMC Services which allows you to rescan an item with our new 36x zoom technology for only $0.50 which will also qualify an item to be Vault-eligible.
The $0.50 price is a limited time special available through the end of July to help celebrate our launch, so take advantage of it before it’s too late!



It’s that easy. Shortly we’ll add a feature which will show users to see if their cards are already Vault-eligible (if an item currently Vault-eligible is submitted to this service the $0.50 charge will be refunded). If a card is Vault-eligible you’ll soon have access to all the great Vault features.

Please note: Items listed on The Vault must have both an asking price of at least $40 and a high Beckett Book Value of at least $20 (unless they are not assigned a BV due to scarcity – “N/A” cards).

We’re very excited to roll out this service, as customers have been requesting it for a long time. Vault eligible items will be able to be listed for sale on The Vault in mid-July, and any item listed for sale on The Vault by Wednesday, July 24th will travel with us to Illinois to be showcased at the nation’s biggest card show.

We look forward to displaying your cards at this prestigious show and hearing your thoughts about the Vault Service. Be sure to take advantage of this limited time offer to have your items made Vault-eligible, and be sure to keep following us on our Facebook, Twitter, and new Google+ pages.


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The Road to The National

Posted on July 12, 2013 by mark@comc


It is that time of year when the team at COMC packs their bags and heads to the largest card show in the nation: The National Sports Collectors Convention! This particular year, we are packing some slightly heavier bags than normal thanks to your help in filling up The Vault. However, we are also bringing along a few extra goodies as well.


Where to Find Us
This is our first time in the Corporate Area! You will find us at booth 850 in between Panini and PSA. You will have an opportunity to see Tim, Julia, Geoff, Steve, Jim, me, and other members of our Team. After you have met us, we have a few surprises.
For the first time ever, we will be doing On-Site Processing at The National! You heard us right: bring your cards to us while we are at the show, and we will process your cards right there at the convention.




Breakdown of National Specials
  • New Consigners – 1 item free, same day, onsite processing
  • $0.50/item (200 items per user), One Day onsite processing for Vault items
  • $2/item (no limit) One Day onsite processing for COMC or The Vault
  • FREE (no limit) To Be Graded submissions (see details below)
  • $70 Flat Rate Special – 1 660 count box, 6 week processing (see details below)
  • Save on shipping by submitting to us at The National
  • Note: Due dates will be based off of when items are submitted at The National instead of waiting until we receive them back at the office.
  • Beckett Collectible Cards- come by the booth for a chance to get access to a unique collectible card featuring COMC!
  • Blowout Raffles

How Onsite Processing at The National Works
If you have never consigned with us, we will process your first item for free while you wait!
Submit up to 200 cards at $0.50 per card to The Vault, and we will have the cards processed and on the site as soon as possible, for sure in One Day!
Submit any number of cards with our One Day, One Week, or One Month services. Not only will we pay to ship your items back to Redmond for you, we will also start processing your items at the National so that your due dates will be based on when you drop off your items instead of when they get back to our office.


FREE – To Be Graded Submissions
If you would like any of your items graded by Beckett and than returned to your COMC account, you can drop them off with us, and we will put them in your COMC account within 24 hours for FREE. Once they are in your account the only thing you will be able to do with them is to select a grading service. The grading fees start at $12 for one month service.


$70 Flat Rate Special
To celebrate our 7th National and our 6th anniversary, we are offering a $70 Flat Rate Special for a 660ct box.
  • Use the Submission Wizard to notify us of the submission
  • Limit 1 660ct box per person
  • Single row, no jammed in minis
  • If you don’t have a 660ct box, please measure no more than 11.75″ of cards
  • These cards will be processed at a 6 Week Processing speed
  • All submissions must be postmarked by August 22nd
You may also elect to drop these cards off at the National and avoid any shipping costs!


Beckett Collectible Cards





This year, Beckett has produced a full set of collectible cards featuring major sports stars from Chicago on one side of the card and details of major companies in the trading card industry. COMC is happy to say that we are numbered among those companies selected for these cards! There will be a very limited quantity of these cards. Our card features Derrick Rose. Here are three ways to get your hands on a copy:
  • First 10 people to fund their account with $100 of Store Credit at our booth
  • First 10 people to spend $100 in either The Vault or COMC at our booth
  • 5 of these cards will be raffled off Thursday and Friday in the Blowout Raffle and 10 on Saturday
These cards will be given out Thursday-Sunday at our booth, so be sure to swing by for your opportunity to collect them!


Blowout Raffles
Blowout will be hosting a raffle Thursday-Saturday at 3 pm, and COMC will be there. Not only will you have a chance to win one of the unique Beckett Collectible Cards, but there will be 2 $20 COMC Gift Cards in the raffle each day as well! Don’t miss your chance to have some fun with Tom Fish and earn a chance at some awesome prizes.


We Want to Meet You!
While we are at the National, Tim and the team are looking forward to speaking with many of our users face to face. If you are at the National and would like an opportunity to sit down with Tim and chat, please email us with the subject line “Time With Tim” and let us know what days you will be at the National. We will work with you to reserve 30 minutes of one-on-one time with Tim.
We are especially eager to hear from those of you that run group breaks or box breaks for your customers. We are building some new innovative services that will help you save time and money.


Putting The Team in Gear
Well, there you have it folks. Not only will we be showcasing hundreds of valuable cards from The Vault at this year’s show, but we will also be processing your items right there during the festivities! So come by to say hello to the team, see some beautiful cards, and tell us your thoughts about the site in person. We look forward to seeing many of you there as well as unveiling our newest service in front of one of the world’s most lively group of collectors.


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Historic Autograph Company National Promotion:

The National Promotion is finally set. THIS PROMOTION ENDS AUGUST 4TH AND IS STRICTLY INTENDED FOR THE NATIONAL CONVENTION

1) ANY BOX of HA product purchased at the National and brought to the Historic Autograph Booth (#664) and OPENED there will receive a compete 21-card 2013 HA Originals set with players such as Harry Hooper, Ray Schalk and Max Carey.

2) Any of the "National Promotion" boxes of Ball of Fame II or Five Boroughs purchased at the National, [and has a "National Promotion" sticker], and opened at our booth, will get an autographed item from a Hall of Famer (keys to include Ted Williams, Nellie Fox, Clark Griffith) plus a complete 21-card 2013 HA Originals set with players such as Harry Hooper, Ray Schalk and Max Carey.

3) Any person buying 8 or more boxes of the same product will receive a FREE BOX of the same product or EQUAL (to be mailed to the purchaser). {excludes the Originals, 1909-1912 that will release on Friday at the National} A receipt from the National show dealer MUST accompany these boxes.

4) Any person buying a sealed 12-box case of our National Promotion boxes (Ball of Fame II or Five Boroughs) will receive ONE FREE BOX of the same product, IN ADDITION TO THE 12 FREE HALL OF FAME AUTOGRAPHS (to be mailed to the purchaser). {excludes the Originals, 1909-1912 that will release on Friday at the National}



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Horrors Of War II National Redemption Program
Collectors opening a sealed 10 box case of Horrors of War II at the Famous Fabrics Booth (634) during the 34th National in Chicago will be able to redeem for a coupon for a special 1/1 Art Relic card of their choice.

Collectors can choose a personality they would like sketched on the card and Famous Fabrics will add an authentic relic from the corresponding conflict, subject to availability.


34th National In Chicago

In The Game is pleased to announce the Sportkings Series F Redemption Program for the 34th National later this month in Chicago.
Collectors opening boxes of Sportkings Series F at the In The Game booth at the show will receive a Game-Used Memorabilia Card made especially for the 34th National. The cards feature Single, Double and Triple authentic game-used memorabilia. Each card will have 19 silver versions and 1 gold version.
The complete checklist will be posted on the In The Game website prior to the National.



Bob Gibson/Mariano Rivera/Pedro Martinez Triple Memorabilia Card

Collectors breaking a 16-box case of Sportkings Series F will receive a 1/1 Sportkings Spectacular Patch card.





The complete checklist of the Sportkings Spectacular Patch cards will be posted before the National.
To commemorate the National being in Chicago this year there will be Sportkings Spectacular Patch Cards of Stan Mikita, Chris Chelios, Harold Baines, Bill Skowron, Luis Aparicio, Glenn Hall, Ed Belfour, Sammy Sosa, Jeremy Roenick and many more.
Come visit us the In The Game booth 634 at the National and break some Sportkings Series F, join the fun.



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Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition National SuperBox
I am not sure that two years in a row qualifies as a tradition but for the second straight year In The Game is going to offer collectors the chance to buy and redeem an Ultimate Memorabilia 12th Edition SuperBox at The National.



There will be only 100 UM-12 National SuperBoxes produced for The National this year in Chicago.
Each UM-12 SuperBox will contain a 1/1 Extra Card inserted into UM-12 boxes and in addition the UM-12 National SuperBoxes can be redeemed at The National for a 1/1 Redemption Card.
Extra Card



UM-12 Ultimate Memorabilia National SuperBoxes will contain a special Enshrined Memorabilia Card. Each card will feature game-used memorabilia card of a member of theHockey Hall of Fame. How can you go wrong with a Hall of Famer?
Each card is a 1/1.

Redemption Card


Each Redemption Card will feature an Enshrined Dual Game-Used Memorabilia Card of two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Naturally both checklists will be a who’s who of hockey.
Each card is a 1/1.


Remember there are only 100 UM-12 National SuperBoxes being produced, they won’t last long.


Contact your In The Game dealer or distributor now to reserve yours. If you can’t find one, email us at info@itgtradingcards.com and put National SuperBox in the subject line.

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National VIPs In For A Treat


Attendees at the 34th National who purchase a VIP Package be treated to a great 9-card set of Chi-Town Enshrined.
The 9-cards set includes; Tony Esposito, Bobby Hull, Glenn Hall, Stan Mikita, Roy Conacher, Charlie Gardiner, Bill Mosienko, Max Bentley and Pierre Pilote all Blackhawk Hall of Famers.









This set celebrates the great hockey history of Chi-Town.
Come to the National, obtain a VIP Package and get your 9-card with our compliments.
Brian Price





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LEAF TICKETS PER BOX


2012 LEAF LEGENDS OF SPORT
100
2013 ACE AUTHENTICS SIGNATURE SERIES TENNIS
100
2012-2013 LEAF METAL BASKETBALL
150
2012-2013 LEAF BEST OF BASKETBALL
100
2013 LEAF BEST OF HOCKEY
100
2013 LEAF LEGENDS OF GRIDIRON CUT SIGNATURE
100
2013 LEAF LEGENDS OF THE RING CUT SIGNATURE
100
2013 LEAF METAL DRAFT FOOTBALL
100
2013 LEAF VALIANT DRAFT FOOTBALL
100
2013 LEAF TRINITY FOOTBALL
100
2013 LEAF POWER SHOWCASE BASEBALL
100
2013 LEAF ROOKIE RETRO
100
2013 LEAF U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL
100
2013 LEAF POP CENTURY
100
2013 LEAF MASTERPIECE CUTS
150
2013 LEAF PRIDE OF THE PINSTRIPES
50




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LEAF ANNOUNCES 7-CARD VIP SET FOR 34TH NATIONAL SET INCLUDES DODGER ROOKIE SENSATION YASIEL PUIG


The Leaf Trading Card Co. has released information about its plans for the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention. And once again Leaf has come up with a blockbuster VIP Set! The National will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont IL, July 31-August 4.

National attendees who purchase any of the VIP Admission Packages will receive a 7-card VIP set. Included in the set is Dodger Rookie Sensation Yasiel Puig. Puig burst upon the scene in June and has opened the eyes of baseball fans everywhere. Joining the Dodgers on June 2, Puig became the first player in Major League history to have at least 7 home runs and 34 hits in his first 20 Big League games. He finished the month of June with 44 hits, 2nd only to Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio among MLB rookies for most hits in a month at the start of a career.

The Leaf VIP Set also includes All Time Hit King Pete Rose and 5-time All Star, 2-time AL MVP and Future Hall of Famer Frank "The Big Hurt" Thomas. Also depicted on the 2013 Leaf VIP Set will be 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist Hope Solo. Joining these great stars will be long-time wrestling favorite Ric Flair, MMA and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie plus Storage Wars star Dave Hester.






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Special Panini VIP Event and Panini National Wrapper Redemption Program Product Mix



Special Panini VIP Event Details - Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

VIP announcement: All VIP’s will receive 500 packs PLUS 50+ Gold Packs (to be distributed at the VIP party) for their $7,500 purchase

§Limited to the first 75 customers
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Must purchase $7,500 of Panini Hobby Products on the floor at the National (Eligible products are listed below)

§Panini VIP Products must be purchased on the floor of the National – there will be NO exceptions
§Panini Retail Products will not qualify for this VIP promotion
§Panini VIP Products must also be purchased from authorized show dealers
§Special Panini VIP invoices will be furnished to participating authorized dealers
§Each show dealer will be responsible for filling out the receipt including product & total amount purchased
§Each show dealer will keep one copy of the invoice and provide the other copy to the customer
§Customers will be responsible for maintain their receipts until reaching $7,500
§Customers will submit their receipts to us at our booth for their VIP invitation
§All purchases will be validated by Panini before administering invitations
§Customer can also submit their receipts on a daily basis at Panini booth and we will maintain their running total
§This is an invitation only event

*Please note the information above is subject to change


The following products are eligible for the 2013 Panini National Wrapper Redemption Program as well as the Panini VIP Event.

The product mix is as follows – the pack levels and National Floor SRP will be officially announced the week of the National.


LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013



LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013

Please note:
(The above product mix will not change – however the SRP or amount of packs may change solely based on market conditions. Panini will provide the exact number of packs per box and SRP on Monday, July 29.)

Blowout Cards will have a FULL Inventory of ALL Panini products eligible for this Redemption Program!

Please stop by Booth # 838 and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be ready to assist you with any questions or needs.





Access your very own Blowout Cards' Personal Concierge at the 2013 Panini America VIP Event!


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Panini America Previews 2013 National VIP Set; Two Cards Remain a Mystery | The Official Panini America Blog

Panini America Previews 2013 National VIP Set; Two Cards Remain 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 Chicago at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. The multisport set features a bold new design and includes a checklist loaded with young stars such as E.J. Manuel, Geno Smith, Oscar Taveras and Nail Yakupov.

And in an exciting twist, two additional mystery subjects will be unveiled during the opening day of the National, Wednesday, July 31 inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The sets will be available at the Panini America booth to VIPs who present their coupon.

You can check out the first four cards in the 2013 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 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention.







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Panini Authentic Inks Autograph Deal with L.A. Dodgers Rookie Sensation Yasiel Puig | The Official Panini America Blog


Panini Authentic Inks Autograph Deal with L.A. Dodgers Rookie Sensation Yasiel Puig

July 17, 2013




Panini America, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectibles and an official licensee of the Major League Baseball Players Association, announced today that it has inked a limited autograph memorabilia deal with Los Angeles Dodgers rookie slugger Yasiel Puig for its memorabilia division, Panini Authentic.
In addition to the memorabilia agreement for Panini Authentic, Puig will also participate in a marketing appearance for Panini America at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago in early August.

“Yasiel’s rocket-like ascent this season has been one of the most captivating stories baseball has produced in quite some time, and we look forward to working with him,” said Panini America CEO Mark Warsop. “We’ve already incorporated some of Yasiel’s first Rookie Cards into products that will be releasing soon, but we wanted the relationship to be more than that by delivering his authentic autographed memorabilia and by having him help us entertain our most important fans, collectors and partners at our VIP event at the National Sports Collectors Convention.”
Puig will sign a customized Panini Authentic photo as part of the special #PaniniVIP event.
Puig’s first Panini Authentic autographed memorabilia will be available next month on the Panini Authentic website. In addition, his first Panini America Rookie Cards will arrive in the August release of 2013 Pinnacle Baseball. He will also have Rookie Cards in the September release of 2013 Prizm Baseball.
Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional details on Panini America’s presence at the National and Puig’s appearance at the #PaniniVIP event.

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PRESS PASS ANNOUNCES 34TH NATIONAL PROMOTIONS

VIPS TO RECEIVE "FAN FOLLOWING" NATIONAL EXCLUSIVE VERSION

REDEMPTION PROGRAM TO OFFER "MYSTERY PACKS" WITH AUTOGRAPH CARDS



Press Pass, the leading manufacturer of NASCAR trading cards, has announced its promotions for the 34th National Sports Collectors Convention scheduled for July 31-August 4 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont IL.

VIP's will receive a special 34th National Set, according to Press Pass spokesman Tom Farrell. "We’ve taken 5 top NASCAR drivers and created a 2013 National Exclusive version of our Fan Following insert printed on upscale foil board. '2013 NATIONAL' will print in each driver’s team color or black. The Driver roster is Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Jimmie Johnson".

Press Pass is also planning a great wrapper redemption program for attendees at the National.

Customers will receive one blind-wrapped "Mystery Pack" for each hobby box of 2013 Press Pass NASCAR product purchased on the show floor from a dealer carrying 2013 Press Pass products (eligible products include 2013 Press Pass Racing, 2013 Total Memorabilia, 2013 Ignite Racing, 2013 Redline Racing, and 2013 Fanfare Racing).

The promotion has been improved in a big way vs. 2012: Every "Mystery Pack" will contain an exclusive Press Pass Fanfare autograph card created just for The National!

The roster will consist of approximately 50 drivers including all of the biggest names like Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Tony Stewart.

All autograph cards will be #’d to 10 or less!


Each "Mystery Pack"
will also include a limited edition Exclusive Fanfare base set parallel card numbered to 3.




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Prospect Rush 2.0 FREE BOX GIVEAWAY at the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth (#838)!

Will Sherer, CEO of Prospect Rush, will be on-hand at the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth #838 on Thursday, August 2nd to give away a FREE BOX of the Brand New 2013 Prospect Rush 2.0 Baseball!


Prospect Rush 2.0 will officially be released August 1st, 2013 at the National Convention in Chicago. To celebrate the release at the show, Prospect Rush has donated 1 FREE BOX ($230 Value) to be given away to 1 Random Blowout Cards customer at the national!

Be sure to stop by the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth #838 on Thursday, August 2nd at 3 PM for your chance to win a FREE BOX of Prospect Rush 2.0 compliments of Prospect Rush and Blowout Cards!

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Super Box ®
2013 National Redemption Program


Purchase 1 Box of any of the following Super Box ® products from the Blowout Cards Corporate Booth (Booth #838) and receive 1 FREE Super Pack ® available exclusively at the 2013 National Sports Collector's Convention! (While Supplies Last!)

2013 Super Box Baseball Series 2 - Box - Receive 1 FREE Super Pack ®!
2013 Super Box Baseball Series 2 - 5 Box Case - Receive 5 FREE
Super Packs ®!

Product Info:

- Loaded with Key Autographed Rookie Cards and Certified Memorabilia of Jeter, Trout, Harper, Posey, Puig, Darvish, Machado!
- Look for Vintage cards and Autographs of: Mantle, Ty Cobb, Frank Sinatra, Aaron, Mays, and More!
- Find the 1952 Bowman Mickey Mantle PSA 7- a blazer!


NEW & Coming Soon! Available at the 2013 National Sports Collector's Convention!

2013 Super Box Basketball Series 2 - Box - Receive 1 FREE Super Pack ®!
2013 Super Box Basketball Series 2 - 4 Box Case -
Receive 4 FREE
Super Packs ®!

Product Info:
- Loaded with Key Autographed Rookie Cards and Certified Memorabilia of Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, Durant, Lillard, Magic, CP3 and more!
- Look for Redemption Coupons for Autographed Collectibles from the Same Super Stars and Hall of Famers!
- Find the 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 Rookie!



2013 National Super Pack ® Details!
- Loaded with Autograph and Memorabilia Cards as well as 1/1 Original Art Sketch Cards!
- Available at the Blowout Cards Booth #838 for each collector who purchases a Super Box ®.

- Available exclusively at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention!

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Topps announces Yasiel Puig Gypsy Queen Card!

Collectors opening a box of WBC Tribute at the Topps booth will get this exclusive Yasiel Puig Gypsy Queen Card!
The special card, which is limited to just 500 copies.
Puig Cards are limited to 1 per person per day AND we will only have 100 per day to distribute! Looking forward to the National!




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Topps readies promotional cards for National Sports Collectors Convention
















By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor





The National Sports Collectors Convention is set for next month in Chicago and Topps will be there.





With a pair of promo card sets for collectors in attendance to chase.




Topps provided Beckett Media with its plans for the show on Thursday and they include a general wrapper redemption program as well as a Bowman Platinum redemption similar to last year. It will be a mix of retro and new styles to cater to perhaps two different audiences of collectors at the show.










Topps will produce an eight-card set in the style of 1952 Bowman with artwork by James Henry Smith of JHS Sketch Cards. He will produce four baseball images and four football images. Hometown heroes Ernie Banks and Frank Thomas get the nods, while Mike Trout and Bryce Harper will have the other two baseball cards. For football, there will be cards of Geno Smith, EJ Manuel, Tavon Austin and Eddie Lacy. There will be only 100 cards made for each player with one going to a collector who opens five packs of Topps or Bowman product at the company booth to get one of the cards.





The Bowman Platinum redemption will be a 25-card boxed set limited to just 499 serial-numbered copies. The first 100 collectors who open a box of 2013 Bowman Platinum at the company booth will receive a set. There will be autographed cards randomly placed into the sets.









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The Minis are back.


Topps unveiled the first glimpses at its first online-exclusive product of the year to Beckett Media on Thursday as it’s readying 2013 Topps Mini for release with its first public arrival at the National Sports Collectors Convention starting on July 31 in suburban Chicago.


While the cards inside the packs of this one are small — just 2 1/4 by 3 1/8 inches — there’s one big inclusion among those on the autograph checklist.


That’s Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig.


















As with the standard-card release, there are 660 cards to be found in this one — this time, all under one type of wrapper — but there will be just one insert set (Chasing History), one autograph set and one Relic set. It also should have parallels and printing plates as last year’s did.


There will be 10 cards per pack and one autograph or Relic found in every 24-pack box.


The autograph checklist includes 35 players, a mix of stars from the past and present. Joining Puig are Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Cal Ripken Jr., Buster Posey and even the late Duke Snider and Johnny Podres.


Over on the 50-card Relics checklist, notables include Ken Griffey Jr., Justin Verlander, Mike Mussina, Fred McGriff, Posey and Alex Rodriguez. It’s a list that includes many younger players from today.


We’ll have more details on this one soon.



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TOPPS TO OFFER EXCLUSIVE BOWMAN PARALLEL SET, WRAPPER REDEMPTION CARDS AND MINS AT THE 2013 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION IN CHICAGO



The National Sports Collectors convention is fast approaching and if you plan to be in attendance in Chicago, please stop by the Topps Booth for some exclusive collectibles



BOWMAN PLATINUM HOBBY BOX REDEMPTION


Collectors at the 2012 National loved the exclusive Bowman Blue Foil Parallel set so Topps will bring them back in Chicago! The 25-card 2013 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel Set (#’d to 500) will feature the hottest prospects and rookies in Baseball. Some lucky collectors will find autograph cards of Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Taijuan Walker and more. To top this all off, A Yasiel Puig redemption for an auto can be found in this set!



Collectors opening ONE full sealed HOBBY BOX of 2013 Bowman Platinum Baseball (in front of a Topps rep at the booth) can redeem the box for this exclusive set. This redemption will be limited to 100 sets per day and 1 set per person per day. The set will ONLY be available at the National Sports Collectors Convention.



Classic 1952 Bowman Cards - featuring original artwork by James Henry Smith of JHS Sketch Cards. (check them out on FB at facebook.com/jhssketchcards)


Topps has created a special 8-card 2013 Wrapper redemption set that features the 1952 Bowman design. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2013 Topps/Bowman HOBBY product (in front of a Topps rep at the booth) can redeem their wrappers for one of the following cards.



Ernie Banks


Frank Thomas


Mike Trout


Bryce Harper


Geno Smith


EJ Manuel


Tavon Austin


Eddie Lacy



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 MINIS



Topps will be offering a limited number of all-new 2013 Topps Mini Baseball boxes (online exclusive) for sale at it’s booth during the show. Look for autograph cards from the following in this product.



Yasiel Puig


Mike Trout


Sandy Koufax


Nolan Ryan



Talk to Topps! FRIDAY NIGHT TOPPS MEET & GREET / Q&A



Once again, we will give collectors an opportunity to talk to Topps employees. 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 Friday evening August 2nd in Room 3 at the Rosemont convention center from 8pm-10pm.


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Upper Deck Announces Full Plans for 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention!

By Chris Carlin

The National Sports Collectors Convention is one of the biggest shows of the year for Upper Deck and if this year’s show is anything like last year’s show, collectors are in store for an amazing time courtesy of Upper Deck. We have an amazing line-up of events for the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago from July 31-August 4, 2013. Below is almost everything you need to know about what Upper Deck has planned for the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention (we will have a couple other surprise announcements later).

VIP Set – Upper Deck is producing a special six (6) card set of the company’s top spokesmen and legendary Chicago players available only to VIP and SuperVIP ticket holders. Order your tickets today and you will score the limited-edition set featuring Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods, Jonathan Toews, Frank Thomas and LeBron James.




Wrapper Redemption Program – Collectors just need to purchase five (5) packs of 2013 SPx Football, 2013 Upper Deck Football (Hobby), 2012-13 SP Authentic Basketball, 2012-13 NHL SP Authentic or 2013 Goodwin Champions OR two (2) packs of 2012 Fleer Retro Football, 2012-13 NHL Fleer Retro or 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball to receive one (1) 2013 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Pack. These five (5) card packs must be purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer who will provide collectors with an Upper Deck issued voucher for the redemption program. The program will begin at different times each day starting on Thursday and run as long as supplies last. Collectors can take advantage of the promotion up to four times per person, per day.
Thursday: Promotion begins at 12:00 p.m.



Packs will include Rory McIlroy, Mark McGwire, Troy Glaus, Jonathan Toews and Cheyenne Woods
Friday: Promotion begins at 10:00 a.m.



Packs will include LeBron James, Tony Cingrani, Wayne Gretzky, Tony Gwynn and Brandon Saad
Saturday: Promotion begins at 10:00 a.m.



Packs will include Tiger Woods, Bobby Hull, Reggie Jackson, Pete Incaviglia and Ken Griffey Jr.
Sunday: Promotion begins at 10:00 a.m.



Packs will include Michael Jordan, Frank Thomas, Patrick Kane, Darryl Strawberry and Jim Abbott

What really makes this promotion compelling however are random autographs inserted randomly into these packs from some of the biggest names in sports today. Take a look at some of the autographs you may be lucky enough to pull from these packs!








Case Breaker Promotion – Based on the success of the case breaker promotion at the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention, Upper Deck will bring the program back for 2013 with 25 high-end items available to fans looking to open cases of the company’s Fleer Retro brands. Collectors can open a sealed six (6) box case of 2012-13 Fleer Retro Basketball, 2012-13 Fleer Retro NHL or 2013 Fleer Retro Football without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:



Collectors taking part in the case breaker promotion will have a 1:5 shot of walking away with a Michael Jordan autograph cards limited to just five total copies!

(20) 2013 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Packs (4 packs from each day)

(1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket good for a random memorabilia item, trading card or one of five (5) Michael Jordan autograph cards produced exclusively for the National Sports Collectors Convention. The item selected will be immediately available to the participant.

As with the other wrapper redemption promotion, the product must be purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show who provides the collector with an Upper Deck issued voucher. Collectors can open up to one case, per person, per day at the show. This promotion is limited to the first 25 collectors to take part in the promotion.

Upper Deck Authenticated – Upper Deck produces the world’s greatest memorabilia and what better venue to show it off than the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention? Fans can purchase a variety of signed memorabilia items from Upper Deck spokesmen like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Landon Donovan and more; many at amazing show special pricing!




Look for new LeBron James Back2Back Champion & 4-Time NBA MVP available from UDA at the National!

Expired Redemption Raffle – It was just last year Upper Deck rolled out the first-ever expired redemption raffle at the National Sports Collectors Convention and it was a tremendous success so it will be back in 2013. Collectors and store owners may bring up to five (5) unscratched, expired Upper Deck autograph redemption cards to the Upper Deck Corporate Booth by Saturday, August 3 before 10:30 a.m. to take part in the program. Those who wish to participate DO NOT need to attend the trade show. Collectors and shop owners can send in up to five (5) unscratched, expired Upper Deck autograph redemption cards to the address below to participate as well.

The Upper Deck Company
Attn. The Upper Deck Expired Redemption Raffle Program
2251 Rutherford Road
Carlsbad, CA 92008




Collectors who send in their cards need to legibly write their name, address, phone number and email address to the front of the expired Upper Deck redemption card (in the white area) in black or blue ink. Cards not received in time for this event will be carried over to the next Expired Redemption Raffle. Upper Deck will have 100 PRIZES available in this raffle consisting mostly of limited autograph cards, memorabilia card, unopened boxes and signed promotional items from Upper Deck Authenticated. Here are some of the more exciting items that will be up for grabs.







What cards are eligible for The Upper Deck Expired Redemption Raffle Program?
  • Expired redemption cards must have been manufactured by Upper Deck (legal copy on the back of the redemption card will indicate if it was produced by Upper Deck or not).Redemption cards from other manufacturers will NOT BE HONORED.
  • Expired redemption cards must be modern-era redemptions with a scratch off code that has not been scratched. Older redemption cards without a scratch off code are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Expired redemption cards must be for an autograph trading card or signed memorabilia item. Redemption cards for unsigned draft picks, rookie cards, regular cards or memorabilia cannot be honored. Additionally, expired sweepstakes offers are not valid for this promotion either.
Kids Draw Your Own Trading Card & Decoy Toss Challenge

Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., Thursday at 2:00 p.m., Friday at 4:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Throughout the show Upper Deck will have an area where kids can draw and create their very own Upper Deck cards. UD staff will be on hand to provide incentives for participants. Additionally, we will run the fan favorite decoy toss challenge for kids where two youngsters will square off head to head to see who can get the most pack decoys in a basket.

Take a look at this youngsters solid form from a previous show:

Upper Deck Signature Challenge
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., Thursday at 4:00 p.m., Friday at 3:00 p.m., Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Upper Deck is going to put a select group of fans through the paces of a signing session where collectors will see first-hand the pressure that comes along with signing the perfect autograph. So start practicing your signature and visit the Upper Deck Booth at the following times to take part!

Notre Dame Football Pack War & Tailgate

Thursday at 11:00 a.m., Friday at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

This is your chance to sample Upper Deck’s new Notre Dame Football product. The first 50 fans in attendance will receive a free pack and get to take part in a pack war promotion. Afterwards, we will celebrate with a tailgate tournament! Great prizes will be available and participation is FREE!

Daily Upper Deck FREE Raffle

Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday at 5:00 p.m., Friday at 5:00 p.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

The final big event each day for Upper Deck at the National Sports Collectors Convention will be a free raffle. Stop by the Upper Deck booth prior to the start times to get your free raffle ticket to win some fun prizes!



Volunteers from Cards2Kids charity will be on hand to collect used trading cards for kids.

Cards2Kids – Upper Deck will be partnering up with one of our favorite charitable organizations during the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention; Cards2Kids! They are a non-profit charity dedicated to getting cards in the hands of young collectors who are in children’s hospitals or youth groups. For more information on the charity, click HERE. Upper Deck will accept trading card donations from collectors, dealers or distributors throughout the show to be used with Cards2Kids and we hope to have a delegate from the charity at the Upper Deck booth to answer questions on the program. If you’ve got cards you would love to share with the next generation of collectors, donate them this week at the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention!

Upper Deck’s “What’s the Big Idea?” Promotion – Upper Deck is heading into the company’s 25th Anniversary in 2014. Upper Deck prides ourselves on being a forward-thinking company that is appreciative of our past, but more focused on the future of how we will continue to innovate trading cards and the entire sports memorabilia category. We are also a company that was founded on being the “collector’s choice” so we want our fans feedback in what they would like to see from Upper Deck for the next 25 years. At anytime during the show from Wednesday through Friday evening, fans can fill out an Upper Deck “What’s the Big Idea?” form where any fan can share their “big idea” on what they would like to see Upper Deck release over the next 25 years.

The top two ideas will be contacted Friday evening and invited to a private Upper Deck event Saturday where they can pitch their idea to a room of experts who will vote on the candidate who has the best idea. While Upper Deck may or may not move forward with this idea, the candidate with the most votes will receive a signed LeBron James promotional poster. The runner-up will receive a special autograph card from a top NHL star. More importantly however, the top two ideas will earn a ticket to a very exclusive event Saturday afternoon.

Diamond Club Member & Candidate Reception – Upper Deck continues to support our loyal group of Diamond Club members and will be running a special promotion during the National where active members can attend a special Diamond Club Member & Candidate Reception.

Collectors who are not active members can earn a ticket to this private event by purchasing the most Upper Deck product from a participating Certified Diamond Dealer at the show from Wednesday through Saturday morning. The event will take place on Saturday from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at an undisclosed location in the Rosemont area.




Attendees will enjoy complimentary food and drinks while getting to know each other and Upper Deck Staff. Upper Deck is not planning on having an athlete appear at this event, but rather exchanging ideas and spoiling them with a variety of amazing collectibles from the biggest names in sports. We will use a variety of tactics to distribute these gifts, but attendees will definitely feel the love from Upper Deck at this event and many will leave wondering how they will fit all these great items in their luggage. Finally we will judge the winners of Upper Deck’s “What’s the Big Idea?” Promotion who will present to attendees who will judge which idea is best.

Certified Diamond Dealers in attendance and existing Diamond Club members will be contacted soon with more details on this elite event. This event is open to collectors only, no dealers will be allowed.
Twitter – If you are tweeting from the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention make sure to use the hashtag #NSCC and make sure you are following @UpperDeckSports and @natsportsshow!
Questions? – If you have any questions, please enter them in the comment section below and we will be happy to answer.



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