IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2023 NATIONAL
All Exhibitor Booths for the 2023 National in Chicago were selected and assigned at the Booth Lottery in Atlantic City. For details on the selection process see the procedure listed below on this page. There is a very long waiting list which will be used to fill any booths made available through cancelation. At this time we are not accepting any additional applications
2023 ILLINOIS SALES TAX INFORMATION
2023 CHICAGO NATIONAL FLOOR PLAN
NSCC BOOTH SELECTION PROCEDURE
The National has
sold out of booth space for the last several years. The 2023 Chicago National was completely sold out before we left Atlantic City in July 2022. To clarify the process by which booths are selected, we are
providing this information to all current and past dealers and to those
individuals who have requested booth space previously.
Booths for the next National are selected at the Booth Selection Lottery held Friday-Sunday during each National. Dealers who have registered and exhibited at a National (under their own name and not as a secondary designate) receive a Priority Point for every National they have done. At the Lottery, the first group to select are those people who have exhibited at the most previous Nationals and therefore have the highest Priority. At the 2023 event in Chicago, the highest Priority will be 43 and those dealers will be permitted to select booth space first. The selection process continues moving down in Priority until all Priorities have selected space or until all booth space has been selected. If space is still available, dealers with no previous Priority are permitted to select booths. A deposit of at least 50% of the cost of the space selected must be paid before a space is selected.
If an exhibitor wishes to exhibit at the next National, but will not be present at the Booth Selection Lottery to select space, the exhibitor may complete a “Notice of Intent to Exhibit” form prior to the Lottery and return it to the National Office by the specified date. Completing this form and including a 50% deposit indicates a desire to exhibit at the upcoming event but does not guarantee space. Exhibitors who cannot attend the lottery and have completed the Notice to Intent form and paid their 50% deposit will have a booth selected for them by the NSCC when their priority is called during the Lottery. Exhibitors who are set up at the show are required to select their own booth space at the lottery. Please note that the submission of the "Notice of Intent to Exhibit" From does not guarantee a booth space.
If all space is sold during the Lottery, a waiting list is established. Booths which become available during the year are filled from the Waiting List. The 2024 Notice of Intent to Exhibit form will be available in late May. We urge anyone looking to exhibit at the 2024 Cleveland National to complete the 2024 Notice of Intent form and return it to the address listed on the form by the date specified.
Here is a link to the 2024 Notice of Intent to Exhibit Form. Please complete and return the form to the address show. All Exhibiting Dealers at the 2023 Chicago National received this form along with their Exhibitor Manual from RES.
Payment can be mailed or faxed to the National Office. If you are going to mail your payment, make your check payable to the 43rd National and mail with the dealer contract to:
National Sports Collectors Convention, P.O. Box 1031, Edison, NJ 08818
If you are paying by credit, fax the contract and credit card authorization to 732-790-1265. Click below for the credit card payment form. Please contact Megan in the National Office if you have questions.
You can email her at [email protected] or call 732-735-6683.
The NSCC Board of Directors thanks all our dealers for helping to make the National a tremendous success. Because of your participation, the event has grown dramatically over the last several years. Recently, a trend has developed which impacts the continuing success of the National. On Sunday many exhibitors have violated the section of the booth agreement regarding dismantling booths and moving out during show hours on Sunday or before. As a result, attendees have objected and complained that they have not been able to experience a full show despite paying a full admission fee on Sunday. Dealers who have chosen to remain set up until show closing are impacted as well.
Going forward, exhibitors whose booths are not open for business at 3PM on Sunday of the National will lose 5 priority points. They will then have to select their booth with the new priority group. Ex: If you are a Priority 25, but are not set up on Sunday at 3PM you will be allowed to select booth space for the following National with the Priority 20 group . This will be for one year only unless a similar infraction occurs the following year.
The contract that exhibitors sign to participate as an exhibitor at the National Sports Collectors Convention includes the following clause:
EXHIBITION TIMETABLE (TENTATIVE)
TUESDAY 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM EARLY MOVE-IN
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM MOVE-IN AND SNEAK PEEK
THURSDAY-SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM EXHIBITION
SUNDAY 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EXHIBITION AND MOVE OUT
ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE FULLY SET-UP BY SHOW OPENING, AND ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS DURING ALL SHOW HOURS, NO DISMANTLING OR PACKING MAY BE STARTED BEFORE THE SHOW CLOSING ON SUNDAY. COOPERATION ON THIS POINT FROM ALL EXHIBITORS IS REQUIRED. ANY SPACE NOT OCCUPIED BY THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2023 BY 10:00 AM WILL CAUSE THE EXHIBITOR TO BE IN DEFAULT OF THIS CONTRACT. NOTE: TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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