The National heads back to the Windy City for the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention. The 40th NSCC show continues its reign as the top sports card event of the year.
Moving on from Cleveland in 2018, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center just outside of Chicago (Rosemont, IL) is home to a 2019 collecting experience that is filled with a massive selection of sports cards, collectibles and various entertainment options.
Plus, you can find a whole lineup of key signers through the Tristar Autograph Pavilion, as well as card company events, promo sets with exclusive cards, free giveaways, and the chance to meet up with your hobby friends.
Seasoned visitors likely need no introduction, but if 2019 happens to be your first NSCC visit, it would be beneficial to review our National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide so you can begin to prepare.
Future National Sports Collectors Convention Locations
Following Chicago in 2019, there are many familiar locations for NSCC fans. This includes:
- Atlantic City in 2020
- Chicago in 2021
- Cleveland in 2022
- Chicago in 2023
2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Details
Date: Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, August 4
The website for the National also provides discounted hotel rooms and rates if you book ahead.
Check out the detailed Google map below for a look at the area around the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention. This way you can start familiarizing yourself with the NSCC 2019 site.
2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Show Dates and Hours
- Wednesday, July 31 - 4 PM to 8 PM (Sneak Peek)
- Thursday, August 1 - 10 AM to 6 PM
- Friday, August 2 - 10 AM to 6 PM
- Saturday, August 3 - 10 AM to 6 PM
- Sunday, August 4 - 10 AM to 5 PM
2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Tickets
- Admission Details: *Ticket Sales Start March 4, 2019*
It is always good to remember that if you purchase the tickets ahead, you can save over the 2019 NSCC door prices. At a minimum, the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention ticket options start at $19 per day ($22 at the door) and kids under 12 are free the entire time. Buying online does add an additional $1 service fee per ticket.
The VIP tickets increase the cost and perks. These options are especially worth considering if you plan to be there for the entire convention. VIP upgrades include free autographs, early admission and exclusive gift bags. Super VIP tickets include free parking at the convention center parking garage plus the regular VIP benefits.
The full ticket breakdown is available on the National website if you are unsure what package works best for your needs. 2019 NSCC admission tickets officially go on sale Monday, March 4.
2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Ticket Prices
- General Admission: $19/day in advance, $22/day at the show
- Children (12 and under): Free all week
- VIP Package: $139 in advance, $149 at the show
- Super VIP Package: $199 in advance, $209 at the show
- All-Access VIP: $259 in advance, $269 at the show
- All-Access Super VIP: $309 in advance, $319 at the show
Check back as more information will be added to the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide.
Other Events Around Chicago During NSCC 2019
Of course, not everyone will want to spend every waking minute of NSCC 2019 at the convention center. In addition to museums and other normal tourist options for the city, MLB fans can look into tickets for the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Aug. 2 to 4) and Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics (Aug. 5 to 7).
See available Cubs tickets on StubHub:
- Friday, August 2 vs. Brewers (1:20 PM)
- Saturday, August 3 vs. Brewers (1:20 PM)
- Sunday, August 4 vs. Brewers (1:20 PM)
- Monday, August 5 vs. Athletics (7:05 PM)
- Tuesday, August 6 vs. Athletics (7:05 PM)
- Wednesday, August 7 vs. Athletics (1:20 PM)
For the Chicago White Sox, they play the New York Mets on July 30/31 and August 1 before heading out of town for a road stretch.
See available White Sox tickets on StubHub:
- Tuesday, July 30 vs. Mets (7:10 PM)
- Wednesday, July 31 vs. Mets (7:10 PM)
- Thursday, August 1 vs. Mets (7:10 PM) - Free T-Shirt Thursday
Previous NSCC Information
- 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide (Cleveland)
- 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide (Chicago)
- 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide (Atlantic City)
- 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide (Chicago)
2019 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers Schedule
As usual, the TriStar Autograph Pavilion is a driving force behind the 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention. The 2019 NSCC signers list lineup is shown below. Please note that all signers are subject to change. Updates will continue as the show date approaches. Autograph tickets go on sale on May 31.
Consult the TriStar website for full details on pricing, signing times and any schedule changes as they are announced.
*VIP guests are noted below.*
Bob Hamelin - VIP *
Jim Lefebvre - VIP *
Jack McDowell - VIP *
Jim Perry - VIP *
Rick Reuschel - VIP *
Cory Snyder - VIP *
Christian Okoye - VIP *