2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide

Overview

Celebrating the 41st NSCC for a second year, the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago marks the return to the Windy City, which last hosted the National in 2019.

Of course, the 2020 NSCC in Atlantic City was initially postponed and later canceled due to the ongoing issues with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current plan is still in place for the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention. However, as 2020 showed us, nothing is set in stone.

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Featuring many autograph signers, giveaways and promotions, plus cards and other collectibles as far as the eye can see, the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention is the biggest collecting event of the year for sports fans.

Whether you are attending the convention to track down missing cards from your collection or just to catch up with old friends, NSCC is an annual destination for many in the hobby.

See also: National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide

Future National Sports Collectors Convention Locations

  • Atlantic City in 2022 (*moved from Cleveland*)
  • Chicago in 2023

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Details

Dates: July 28 to August 1, 2021

Where is it? Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018)

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Get the full details for the venue and view directions to the Rosemont convention center.

The interactive Google Maps section below offers a look at the immediate area so you can start planning.

Where to stay? Collectors already certain they will attend can look into the discounted NSCC hotel room rates.

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Show Dates and Times

  • Wednesday, July 28 - 4 PM to 8 PM (Sneak Peek)
  • Thursday, July 29 - 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday, July 30 - 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday, July 31 - 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday, August 1 - 10 AM to 5 PM

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Tickets

For those fans and collectors in the immediate area, a basic daily ticket is likely the best choice. However, if you are traveling from farther away and/or planning to attend all five days, the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention VIP ticket packages might be worth a look.

In addition to admittance every day of the show, including the Wednesday Night Sneak Peek, there are various perks associated with each choice. Depending on the level, that can include early admission, free parking, and even first-in-line autograph privileges.

If you are not sure which VIP package works best, there's a rundown of the different tiers.

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Ticket Prices

*Online tickets add a $1 service fee.*

  • Children (12 and under): Free all week
  • General Admission: $19/day in advance, $22/day at the show
  • VIP Package: $139 in advance, $149 at the show
  • Super VIP Package: $199 in advance, $209 at the show
  • All-Access VIP: $269 in advance, $279 at the show
  • All-Access Super VIP: $319 in advance, $329 at the show

Other Events Around Chicago During NSCC 2021

Given the current pandemic issues, there are no guarantees in terms of what will be happening during the National. Nevertheless, Chicago is obviously a major destination for tourists and that includes sports and much more.

As for live sports, tentative options include MLB games, which should be the only sport in session during NSCC 2021. We've identified the baseball games scheduled around the NSCC timeframe.

Chicago Cubs Game Tickets

Chicago White Sox Game Tickets

In addition to being a hub for the four major sports (Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Blackhawks), the city is well-known for its premier cultural, dining and shopping options.

If you've never been to Chicago, this U.S. News article offers a solid overview of the classic landmarks and sites worth checking out.

Signers

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers

There are normally many signers at the Tristar Autograph Pavilion. Names will be added when announced. Visit Tristar for regular updates.

*Players TBA*

 

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Previous NSCC Information

 

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Trey Treutel

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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