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The National

Posted: June 28, 2012 in Baltimore, NSCC, The National

This year National Sports Collectors Convention will be held in Baltimore, Aug 1st-5th. Below for the next month I will be posting links and stories to help collectors find anything and everything about this years National. Feel free to post comments, tips, or your plans for this years show.

NSCC Official Site

National FAQ

Downtown Baltimore Map

Post about NSCC

Blowout Cards Message Board Thread

Net54 dress code?

Q&A with Mike Berkus, Director and Co-Founder of the NSCC

National News

  • ThePit will provide VIP attendees with a 1987 Topps Rookie Card of baseball’s newest member of the Hall of Fame Barry Larkin. Each card will be attached to a flyer containing information on
  • Leaf has announce that they will be bringing in 3 personalities for autographs…. Check out the flyer below.

As I read all the 2012 Topps Series 2 Twitter hype, I couldnt wait for my Jumbo boxes to show up, so it was off to grab some retail – 2 Rak Packs and a Blaster was the damage. Here’s the highlites….

Rak Pack 1

ARod ’87 Mini, Joe DiMaggio Career Day, Geovany Soto Golden Moments Game Used, Code card

Rak Pack 2

Tim Lincecum Cut Above, Nolan Ryan Mound Dominance

Blaster Box

Some nice looking base cards, this box which came from Walmart had two packs of the Blue border cards, along with a number of inserts here’s the break down of those

Cut Above – Sandy Koufax, Hanley Ramirez

Gold Standards – Al Kaline

’87 Minis – Matt Kemp, Johnny Bench, Albert Pujols

Gold Sparkle – Justin Upton, Josh Satin, Allen Craig

Gold Futures – Jesus Montero, Brandon Beachy

Golden Moments – Cliff Lee, Stan Musial

Career Day – Stan Musial, Johnny Bench

Mound Dominane – Sandy Koufax

Retail Patch Card -Vladimir Guerrero