Panini, Topps, and Other 2011 National Convention News
For more coverage and information regarding the NSCC check out our 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention Section.
Panini Hockey Card Redemptions
Hockey fans will be pleased to hear that Panini has announced that they will be including additional hockey cards in their National Sports Collectors Convention redemption set. Several phenoms will be featured on these autographed patch cards and randomly included in the National silver packs. The checklist can be found below.
Taylor Hall - Edmonton Oilers
Jordan Eberle - Edmonton Oilers
Jacob Markstrom - Florida Panthers
Zach Hamill - Boston Bruins
Tyler Seguin - Boston Bruins
Ryan McDonagh - New York Rangers
Brayden Schenn - Los Angeles Kings
Mats Zuccarello - New York Rangers
Magnus Paajarvi - Edmonton Oilers
New Olympic Signer Added
It has been announced that long jump gold medal winner, Bob Beamon will be on site at the Olympic Pavilion at the National as a special guest on Thursday, August 4th. Beamon set the world record for the long jump at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico and the record stood for 23 years. Further information regarding his signing times can be found at the Olympic Pavilion.
Topps Announces Collector Q&A Session
Topps has announced that they will host a Q&A for collectors on Thursday, August 4th at the National. Only 100 participants will be included this session which will begin at 4 PM and last for 90 minutes. The tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Also, there will be some free prize giveaways. Visit the Topps booth for more information on the event.
Lastly, for any fans interested in attending the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on a VIP ticket, Comcast SportsNet Chicago is giving away VIP tickets to a winner and guest, as well as an opportunity to meet basketball Hall of Fame NBA star Artis Gilmore. The prize package includes an autograph and photo-op with Gilmore. Visit the CSN Chicago website for more information and to submit your entry for the contest.
WGN Radio Station in Chicago will also be giving away VIP tickets. Visit their website for more information and to enter the contest.