Headed to the National? You’d better have a game plan. Here’s our survival guide to the biggest sports card and memorabilia show of the year.
Donruss Elite returns for another season of numbered rookies, die-cuts and autographs. The most notable new additions to the tried and true Elite formula is intriguing to say the least, those being the first ever book cards in Panini history. 2011 Donruss Elite snaps on June 15th, with each 20 pack hobby box delivering 4 hits.
PSA will have a couple of pieces of legendary Babe Ruth memorabilia on display at the National. These include a mint autographed official American League ball and a 1927 payroll check from the Yankees.
Topps has announced details on their wrapper redemption program for the National, which includes five different 2011 Topps Heritage rookie cards. Also, TriStar has announced more of their plans for the show.
National Sports Collectors Convention Executive Director John Broggi will be the guest on Cardboard Connection Radio on Friday, July 15.
A pair of love letters written by Michael Jordan are being returned to their original owner after she claimed they were stolen.
The lawsuit accusing Topps of marking Ring Pops with expired patents is resolved as quickly as it began. In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko speculates over the lack of drama.
Panini’s Luxury Suite promises to cut straight to the high-end hits when the product hits the hobby scene this June. The freshman hockey card offering features an intriguing patch and autograph driven parallel system, a wide array of rookies and plenty of on-card autographs. Each hobby box of 2010-11 Panini Luxury Suite will deliver 4 packs, 8 hits and 4 numbered rookie cards.
Looking at the hottest prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals system and their key cards.
Back for a third-straight year, the 2011 edition of TriStar Obak Baseball once again mixes retired and future stars. Each box promises four total cards, including one cut signature.
Headlining 2011 Ace Authentic Hidden Signature Series IV Tennis is the promise of one autographed tennis ball per box. Collectors can also look for dual-signed and celebrity-signed balls.
Upper Deck’s plans for the 2011 National include several exclusive card sets, giveaways, prizes and card displays. They will also give you incentive to embrace their controversial Certified Diamond Dealer program.
The 2011 Roger Federer Grand Slam Box Set honors the record 16 major championships won by the all-time tennis great. The tennis card set includes 32 base cards and one memorabilia booklet card.
Derek Jeter and Serena Williams have topped a poll naming America’s favorite male and female athletes.
Panini has revealed details on some of the many items they’ll be giving away at the 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. Also, Leaf has updated details on how their VIP cards will be handed out.
TriStar has announced details for their VIP card set for the National and specifics on a TNA Impact Wrestling package that includes autographs from Ric Flair and Kurt Angle.
More free stuff for those going to the National. PSA have announced plans to give away 5,000 copies of the September issue of Sports Market Report at the event.
Details and highlights of the cards Panini will be giving out at the National through their wrapper redemption program.