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Its the week all of us collectors wait for all year, Christmas comes early for most and this year its in Chicago after a stop in Cleveland last year.

For a full schedule of what’s going on, when and where, check out the great preview video that the guys over at GoGTS Live put together. Make sure to follow us on twitter at @DPMsportcards for National updates all week.

Chicago Sports Spectacular

Posted: November 11, 2017 in Baseball Cards, Chicago



Its time for another Rosemont Show!!! Here’s all the info for next weeks show including a link to the times and prices for all the autograph guest.

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018


General  4:30pm – 9:00pm
VIP 4:00pm – 9:00pm

General 9:30am – 5:00pm
VIP    9:00am – 5:00pm

General 10:00am – 4:00pm
VIP  9:30am – 4:00pm

Autograph Lineup

With the dust just settling on the end of the 38th National just outside Chicago, collectors start making plans for next years and beyond. National show organizers announced that Cleveland will host the 2018 show on August 1st – 5th.  The 40th National show will return back to Rosemont for 2019 and be held July 31st – Aug 4th. Then in 2020, in what was a surprise to some collectors, the show will go back to Atlantic City on July 29th-Aug. 2nd.

National 2017 Rosemont



2017 National Day 3

Posted: July 29, 2017 in Baseball Cards, Chicago, NSCC, Panini

This year the National Sports Collectors Convention will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL  from July 31st-Aug 4th. Below 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

Posts about the 2013 NSCC

Blow Out NSCC Message Board

Sports Collector Daily

Cardboard Connection



MOJO Breaks from The National

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Floor Plan

AP Photo/Journal Star, David Zalaznik

Chicago Cubs fan Joe Couri, had a interesting drive home the other night. According to the Journal Star in Peoria, Couri says he was driving along Interstate 74 in central Illinois when an accident backed up traffic, thats when he said he saw a World Series hat among debris on the road.

It turns out it wasnt just any old hat but a 2011 World Series championship cap autographed by some of the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, and get this the Chicago Cubs fan wants to give it back.

Couri says the hat is signed by Freese, Molina, Motte and others including an “unexpected auto”. Couri hopes the owner will come forward to get his hat back and be able to tell who that “unexpected auto” is

It’s the event we’ve all waited for, The National Sports Collectors Convention and that it was coming back to the best city in the U.S.A made it even better. Flash back to about 9 months ago, that’s when the Dr. told me and the wife that we were expecting our first child, yes the week of The National. So DPM, will not be in Chicago but plans are in the works for next year in Baltimore.  I will be posting stories, links, and tweets from other collectors this week that are at the National so be sure to check back often. Have a great week, collectors…..

BLOG Stories

Sports Collector Daily – Things to do near Stephens Convention Center

The Cardboard Connection – A Practical Guide to attending NSCC

Sports Cards Uncensored – Giveaways and Swag Rule the Show

Beckett – Five Ways to Enjoy The National from Afar – Chris Goes to The National Day 1

Sports Collector Daily – Game Worn Dealer Arrested

Beckett – Vintage at the National

Upper Deck – What your missing at The National Sports Collectors Convention

Sports Collector Daily – National Thoughts

Beckett – Man Wins Rare Shoeless Joe Jackson Cut Sig

Sports Collector Daily – Thefts Take Fun Out of National

Beckett – Doug Cataldo (VFTS) on Beckett, wow.


@Chrisolds2009 – This year’s custom business card for the show. With variations…

@WesYee –  Just offered two NFL first round pick 1/1’s for a Kourtney Kardashian auto and got turned down

@Chrisolds2009 – Topps was asked during its #NSCC session whether it was planning to do video cards. Its response of no was met with a smattering of applause

@FCBlanning – #nscc quotable quotes…..”and that was the night I traded punches with a 70 year old man” #collect

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