Congratulations on becoming a 41st National VIP. We hope you are looking forward to having a great time in Chicago. We missed seeing so many of you last year due to the cancellation of the event.  The sports collectibles hobby has been on fire and we know Chicago 2021 will be a great event.  Here are some tips to make your National Experience better. A couple of things have changed, so even if you’ve purchased the VIP Package in the past, please read this information carefully.

First things first – you will need to make sure you have your printed e-ticket with you to pick up your VIP credentials at the show. The tickets were sent as part of the email you received when you purchased your VIP Package. We will begin distributing VIP credentials at 10:00AM on Wednesday 7/28.  Enter the Convention Center using the Main Lobby. Look for the Kiosks which say VIPS WITH TICKETS. At that kiosk, your ticket will be scanned and you will receive your VIP badge, your VIP Gift Bag, your VIP Autograph Tickets plus an information packet which has all you need to know for the week. Please make sure your VIP Badge is visible at all times. Only badges and wrist-banded attendees will be permitted on the show floor. If you check in on Wednesday, you will be directed to the Pristine Auction VIP Reception which will be held in the 2nd floor ballroom at the Convention Center. (This is a changed location from past years.)  Signs will point you to the correct location. Your VIP badge is required for entry. There will be light refreshments, prize drawings and the chance to get free autographs from NFL Hall of Famer Jan Stenerud and former MLB All Stars Cecil Fielder and Wally Joyner beginning at 3 PM.  At 3:30 PM, VIPs will be permitted on the Show Floor to enjoy the Memory Lane 41st National Sneak Peek until 8PM. Tristar Productions will have items on sale at the Party if you need something for these players to sign.

If you are unable to pick up your VIP credentials on Wednesday, the procedure is still the same. VIPs will have access to the show each morning Thursday-Sunday at 9:30 AM. Entry each morning (Thursday-Sunday) will be from Room 14 in the Conference Center. Signs will direct you to the VIP entrance from which you can enter the Show each day.


If you purchased a SuperVIP admission, it includes free parking Wednesday-Sunday at the Rosemont Public Parking Garage, located across from the Convention Center entrance between the Doubletree and Embassy Suites Hotels. You will pull a ticket when you enter the garage on the first day you attend the National. You are not expected to pay until leaving the garage. When you get to the Convention Center, you will receive your parking pass when you present your valid SuperVIP Ticket at the VIP Kiosks in the Lobby of the Convention Center. You will then use the Parking Pass to exit and enter the garage all week. DO NOT PULL A FRESH TICKET UPON ENTRY BUT USE YOUR SUPERVIP PARKING PASS FOR BOTH ENTRY AND EXIT ALL WEEK. Only one parking pass will be issued per SuperVIP so please make sure to take care of it.

If you purchased an All Access admission package, you will receive a separate additional Tristar envelope with all the credentials and information for that package

Please go through your VIP materials carefully when you receive them. There are many great offers included and some of the VIP items require you to visit a sponsor booth in the Corporate Area.

We know you’re going to have a great time at the National!

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