2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide - Initial Autograph Signers Lineup

2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide – Initial Autograph Signers Lineup

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.

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As 2020 showed us, nothing is set in stone. The 2020 NSCC in Atlantic City was initially postponed and later canceled due to the ongoing issues with the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the 2021 date is moved, the planned backup period is in October.

At this point, everything is on track for the 2021 NSCC to happen as scheduled (from July 28 to August 1). As long as Ilinois reaches Phase 5 in the reopening plan, there should be no issues.

UPDATE (June 1):

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UPDATE (May 14):

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2021 National Sports Collectors Convention NSCC Guide

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, free autographs and 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.

The popular music festival Lollapalooza takes place the same weekend at Hutchinson Field Grant Park. The lineup includes Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Tyler the Creator, Megan Thee Stallion and many more. Get tickets on Stubhub.

As for live sports, top options include MLB games. We've identified the baseball games scheduled around the NSCC timeframe.

Chicago Cubs Game Tickets

Chicago White Sox Game Tickets

The NWSL's Chicago Red Stars are also in action that weekend against the Washington Spirit on August 1.

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

The planned lineup of signers at the TriStar Autograph Pavilion for the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention can be seen below. More names are expected and the list will be updated.

Pre-sale autograph tickets release June 11 at 5 PM (Eastern).

Visit Tristar for regular updates, including any cancellations and time changes.

2021 NSCC Autograph Signers List

Subject to change. *VIP ticket signers noted.* **VIP Party signers noted.**

Baseball

Jeff Bagwell
Stan Bahnsen - VIP
Johnny Bench
Vida Blue
Jeff Burroughs - VIP
Chris Carpenter
Jack Clark - VIP
Roger Clemens
Cecil Cooper - VIP
Marty Cordova
Andre Dawson
R.A. Dickey
Darrell Evans - VIP
Cecil Fielder - VIP Party
Rollie Fingers
Steve Garvey
Rich Gossage
Ozzie Guillen
Felix Hernandez
Fergie Jenkins
Andruw Jones
Chipper Jones
Wally Joyner - VIP Party
Ron Kittle - VIP
Chuck Knoblauch
Greg Luzinski - VIP
Fred Lynn
Juan Marichal
Gary Matthews Sr.
Denny McLain
Brian McRae - VIP
Dale Murphy
Graig Nettles
David Ortiz
Dave Parker
Mike Piazza
Bret Saberhagen
Ryne Sandberg
Ted Simmons
Lee Smith
Ozzie Smith
Dave Stewart
Tim Stoddard - VIP
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
Frank White
Mike Witt

Football

Dave Casper
Jim Covert
Curley Culp
Joe DeLamielleure - VIP
Antonio Gates
Ray Guy
Dante Hall
Dan Hampton
Ted Hendricks
Dexter Jackson - VIP
Charlie Joiner - VIP
Jim Kelly
Tom Mack
Drew Pearson
Jim Plunkett
John Randle
Dave Robinson
Barry Sanders
Billy Shaw - VIP
Art Shell
Will Shields
Billy Sims
Jan Stenerud - VIP Party
Lynn Swann
Jason Taylor
Lawrence Taylor
Thurman Thomas
Everson Walls - VIP
Jack Youngblood

Basketball

Nate Archibald
Rick Barry
Randy Brown - VIP
Bill Cartwright
Michael Cooper
George Gervin
Gail Goodrich
Horace Grant
Toni Kukoc
Cliff Levingston - VIP
Kevin McHale
Calvin Murphy - VIP
Robert Parish
Byron Scott
James Worthy

Hockey

Chris Chelios
Bobby Hull
Brett Hull

 

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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.

User Comments

  1. Will there be card grading services at the event and do you have to schedule or sign up? Thanks in advance. Potentially visiting from Pittsburgh Area. Look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks again.

  2. All major grading companies should be in attendance. You would need to visit the booth for the specifics.

  3. Thank you some much for the immediate response and the information. Look forward to being there. Thanks again, Much appreciated!

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