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2022 National Sports Collectors Convention NSCC Guide, Exclusive Cards, Autograph Signers

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention NSCC Guide, Exclusive Cards, Autograph Signers


The 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention returns to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the 42nd NSCC event.

This offers a make-up, of sorts, for the 2020 NSCC in Atlantic City that was initially postponed and ultimately canceled due to COVID-19.

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention NSCC Guide

Although Atlantic City (AC) is the official site for the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention, the massive card and collectible show was originally planned for the IX Center in Cleveland. However, the closure of the IX Center in 2020 led to a location change.

The National was last held in Atlantic City during the 2016 event.

See also: National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide

Future National Sports Collectors Convention Locations

For those looking even further ahead, the 2023 National Sports Collectors Convention heads back to Chicago.

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Details

Date: July 27 to July 31, 2022

Where is it? Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ. View complete details for the AC convention center.

While NSCC attendees have many options for hotel rooms, there are discounted rates.

Start your planning now by getting a feel for the layout of the area in Atlantic City where the National is held.

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Show Dates

  • Wednesday, July 27 (Sneak Peek)
  • Thursday, July 28
  • Friday, July 29
  • Saturday, July 30
  • Sunday, July 31

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Tickets

Ticket pre-sales begin well in advance of NSCC 42. These are first available for purchase on Cyber Monday (November 29, 2021).

The prices have increased at all tiers.

Those wondering about the different ticket levels can view a rundown of the various perks.

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Ticket Prices

  • Children (12 and under): Free all week
  • General Admission: $25/day in advance, $30/day at the show
  • 5-Day Early Entry Pass: $149 in advance, $159 at the show (SOLD OUT)
  • VIP Package: $169 in advance, $179 at the show (SOLD OUT)
  • Super VIP Package: $209 in advance, $219 at the show (SOLD OUT)
  • All-Access VIP: $299 in advance, $309 at the show (SOLD OUT)
  • All-Access Super VIP: $339 in advance, $349 at the show (SOLD OUT)

Other Events Around Atlantic City During NSCC 2022

While it does not offer the same level of tourist options as Chicago, Atlantic City is a well-known destination for casinos, gambling and the famous boardwalk.

Check out this Thrillist article for a snapshot of notable things to do.

And don't forget that New York City is only about 130 miles away.



2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive Cards

As usual, many 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention exclusive cards are available.

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Wrapper Redemption Cards

2022 Panini NSCC Exclusive Events

Panini offers Box Wars, free Kids Case Breaks and the popular Panini Silver Packs wrapper redemption program at their booth.

There are also exclusive events, including the Prizm NFT Party on Friday and the Panini VIP Party on Saturday.

2022 Panini NSCC Silver Packs Redemption Exclusive Cards

Fans can earn free Panini packs at the National by purchasing select products from authorized dealers.

2022 Topps NSCC Q&A Exclusive Cards

At Topps' annual after-hours question-and-answer program on Thursday, collectors were treated to several exclusive cards.

2022 Topps NSCC Q&A Cards Checklsit

1987 Topps Anniversary

  • 87VIP-1 Yogi Berra - New York Yankees
  • 87VIP-2 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies
  • 87VIP-3 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
  • 87VIP-4 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
  • 87VIP-5 Mike Piazza - New York Mets

Women in the Hobby

  • Rachel Balkovec
  • Sam Mewis
Autographs - #/50

  • NSCC-JR1 Julio Rodriguez - Seattle Mariners
  • NSCC-HG1 Hunter Greene - Cincinnati Reds
  • NSCC-BW1 Bobby Witt Jr. - Kansas City Royals

2022 Topps NSCC Box Break Redemption Exclusive Cards

This year, Topps has two different wrapper redemption promotions going. Collectors that purchase select 2022 Topps Hobby boxes at the National earn 1-2 packs of the main set, depending on the exact product.

In addition, 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary has its own one-card promo packs featuring different a much smaller selection of cards.

Boxes must be purchased at the show and brought to the Topps booth sealed to redeem the promo packs.

2022 Upper Deck NSCC Events

Appealing to the masses with free giveaways, Upper Deck has daily raffles at their booth.

  • Wednesday - 6 PM
  • Thursday - 5 PM
  • Friday - 2 PM
  • Saturday - 12:30 PM
  • Sunday - 1 PM

2022 Upper Deck NSCC Box Break Redemption Exclusive Cards

Upper Deck also has their normal Redemption Packs for those opening select boxes and cases.

2022 Upper Deck NSCC Redemption Details

2022 Leaf NSCC Box Break Redemption Exclusive Cards

Those buying sealed Leaf boxes at the National should check out the box break promo which includes three different sets. Opening a box from the list at the Leaf booth yields one free set: College Stars Football (11 cards), Pro Set Power Basketball (10 cards) or 1960 Leaf Basketball (9 cards).

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2022 Leaf NSCC Case Break Redemption Exclusive Cards

Leaf also has a case break redemption program going that features a one-of-one autograph in each box.

2022 Leaf NSCC Redemption Details


VIP Cards

2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Exclusive VIP Cards

The VIP Ticket packages include free swag. The possible VIP cards are listed below.

2022 Panini NSCC VIP Cards  

  • VIP1 Kenny Pickett - Pittsburgh Steelers
  • VIP2 Treylon Burks - Tennessee Titans
  • VIP3 Malik Willis - Tennessee Titans
  • VIP4 Matt Corral - Carolina Panthers
  • VIP5 Drake London - Atlanta Falcons
  • VIP6 Garrett Wilson - New York Jets
  • VIP7 Chris Olave - New Orleans Saints
  • VIP8 Jameson Williams - Detroit Lions

2022 Upper Deck NSCC VIP Cards  

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  • VIP-1 Michael Jordan - Basketball
  • VIP-2 Wayne Gretzky - Hockey
  • VIP-3 Tiger Woods - Golf
  • VIP-4 Ben Simmons - Basketball
  • VIP-5 LeBron James - Basketball

2022 Leaf NSCC VIP Cards  

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  • VIP1 Bryce Young
  • VIP2 Erling Haaland
  • VIP3 Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • VIP4 Lionel Messi
  • VIP5 Naomi Osaka
  • VIP6 Stephen Curry


2022 National Sports Collectors Convention Autograph Signers

As usual, the TriStar Autograph Pavilion houses a large group of signers for the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention.

The announced subjects are noted below. Advanced ticket sales begin with a pre-sale on May 25.

Ron Jaworski, Greg Luzinski and Bernie Parent are the VIP party signers.

For any late changes to the schedule, visit the official update page.

2022 NSCC Autograph Signers List

Subject to change. 


Jeff Bagwell
Johnny Bench
Craig Biggio
Bert Blyleven
Wade Boggs
Al Bumbry - VIP
Chris Chambliss
Andre Dawson
Bucky Dent
Rollie Fingers
Steve Garvey
Dwight Gooden
Goose Gossage
Tommy Greene - VIP
Ken Griffey Sr.
Ron Guidry
Ron Hansen - VIP
Rickey Henderson
Reggie Jackson
Andruw Jones
Chipper Jones
Ray Knight
Chuck Knoblauch
Pat Listach - VIP
Greg Luzinski - VIP*
Bill Madlock - VIP
Juan Marichal
Bill Mazeroski
Paul Molitor
Don Money - VIP
John Montefusco - VIP
Mickey Morandini - VIP
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Graig Nettles
Tony Oliva
David Ortiz
Dave Parker
Lance Parrish
Tony Perez
Rico Petrocelli - VIP
Mike Piazza
Lou Piniella
Tim Raines
Mariano Rivera
Art Shamsky - VIP
Gary Sheffield
Ted Simmons
Darryl Strawberry
Jim Thome
Milt Thompson - VIP
Larry Walker
Roy White - VIP
Mookie Wilson
Dave Winfield


OJ Anderson
Stephen Baker - VIP
Odell Beckham Jr.
Bill Bergey - VIP
Brian Bosworth
Tim Brown
Randall Cunningham
Dermontti Dawson
Eric Dickerson
Tony Dorsett
Dan Fouts
Mike Garrett
Frank Gore
Joe Greene
Michael Irvin
Ron Jaworski - VIP Party
Bo Jackson
Jim Kelly
Paul Krause
Willie Lanier
Steve Largent
Jamal Lewis
Ray Lewis
Dan Marino
Lenny Moore
Joe Montana
Mark Moseley - VIP
Anthony Munoz
Mike Nelms - VIP
Karl Nelson - VIP
Drew Pearson
Adrian Peterson
Andre Reed
Ed Reed
Dave Robinson
Mike Rozier - VIP
Barry Sanders
Emmitt Smith
Jason Taylor
Lawrence Taylor
Vinny Testaverde
Joe Theismann
Thurman Thomas
Michael Vick
Dick Vermeil
Charlie Ward
Randy White
Rod Woodson
Jack Youngblood


Alex English
Julius Erving
Walt Frazier
Artis Gilmore
Tim Hardaway Sr.
Spencer Haywood
Dan Issel
Allen Iverson
Kevin McHale
Chris Mullin
Robert Parish
Gary Payton
Paul Pierce
Mitch Richmond
Bill Walton
Lenny Wilkens
Dominique Wilkins


Bobby Hull
Jaromir Jagr
Brian Leetch
Bernie Parent - VIP Party
Denis Potvin


Thomas Hearns
Floyd Mayweather


Chuck Liddell


Entertainment / Other



Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher in The Blind Side
Burton Gilliam from Blazing Saddles / Paper Moon
Toni Ann Gisondi as Molly in Annie
Jae Head as Sean Junior (S.J.) Tuohy in The Blind Side
Julie McCullough as Julie Costello in Growing Pains
Thomas Ian Nicholas as Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year
Scott Schwartz as Flick in A Christmas Story
Larry Thomas as The Soup Nazi in Seinfeld
Frank Whaley as Archie "Moonlight" Graham in Field of Dreams

The Sandlot
Brandon Adams as Kenny DeNunez
Victor DiMattia as Timmy Timmons
Grant Gelt as Bertram Grover Weeks
Tom Guiry as Scotty Smalls
Shane Obedzinski as Tommy "Repeat" Timmons
Patrick Renna as Ham Porter
Marty York as Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan


Robert O'Neill - Navy Seal


Tentative Schedule (as of July 21):


Previous NSCC Information


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Trey is 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.

User Comments

Bryan Hawkes
Bryan Hawkes

Was there going to be a grading company there with a booth. Was looking to get a few things graded. Wasn’t sure if that was available at the show.


Bryan Hawkes

Trey Treutel
Trey Treutel

They should all be there.

Kevin F
Kevin F

The IX Center in Cleveland was purchased by another investor group and is open again for conventions. Bring the National back to Cleveland.

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