More than 20 rows of sports collectibles made the I-X Center in Cleveland a mecca for collectors during the 2014 National Convention.
The National’s return to Cleveland after five years posted positive results, with good crowds through the first four days and plenty activity on the floor.
The football trading card market got a shakeup on Day No. 2 of The National. Panini has announced an exclusive agreement with the NFLPA. Topps still plans some kind of role with football cards.
Sporting Life Art Cards will give away 100 promotional cards each day at the National Sports Collectors Convention.
PSA will once again reward those who sign up for PSA’s Collectors Club by giving away “cards that never were” – recreations of the 1934 Diamond Stars set this time featuring, Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig and Feller.
John Makowiec loved collecting cards, and now he makes sure all kids can enjoy the experience with his Cards 2 Kids program which hands out donated trading cards to kids in need and other charitable organizations.
The second day of The National was capped off with Heritage Auctions Platinum Night sale, led by game-used caps, Sam Snead memorabilia and some impressive cards.
Goldin Auctions knows how to get people’s attention – give them some money. At the upcoming National Convention, Goldin Auctions is offering $1,500 in prizes to those who register to bid in the company’s upcoming auctions, as well as those who are already on their bidding list.
In conjunction with the National Convention, Quint Premier Baseball Games is offering a special rate through Aug. 4 for its latest non-electronic, vintage style mechanical baseball pinball game.
Here is a quick rundown of card manufacturers’ plans for wrapper redemption programs at the National Convention. Many companies are offering new sets/cards each day of the July 31-Aug. 4 event.