The 37th edition of the National Sports Collectors Convention opens tomorrow, Wednesday 8/3 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The event begins with an exclusive VIP Party, hosted by Topps for attendees who have purchased any of the week-long VIP Packages. VIPs may pick up their credentials and VIP autograph tickets and gifts beginning at 12 Noon in the Convention Center. It’s not too late to become a National VIP. You can purchase the package online through the National’s web site at NSCCShow.com or live at the Convention Center. The Topps VIP Party (2:30-4:00PM) includes light refreshments, giveaways and free autograph guests* Mitch Williams, Eddie Giacomin Former NY Yankee star Roy White and 1969 Mets World Series Champion Art Shamsky. Although the Party runs until 4:00 PM, VIPs may enter the Show beginning at 3:30 PM for the 37th National Memory Lane Sneak Peek.
The Sneak Peek is open to general admission attendees from 4:00-8:00 PM. All dealer and corporate booths will be open and ready for business. Mitch Williams will be signing free autographs in the Case Break Pavilion, while Eddie Giacomin, Roy White and Art Shamsky will be signing in the Tristar Autograph Pavilion. There will be a special dedication ceremony at 5:00 PM. The Main Stage in the Case Break Pavilion will be named the Mike Berkus Main Stage in memory of the NSCC Co-Founder and long-time Show Manager who passed away last November.
The National continues through Sunday, August 7. The Daily Schedule of Events and additional information can be found by visiting the National’s web site at NSCCShow.com. The list of more than 130 athletes appearing at the Tristar Autograph Pavilion can be found by clicking here.
*Steve Garvey, who was originally scheduled, is unable to appear due to a family medical situation.