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Frequently Asked Questions

As the convention date gets closer, we will update this space with as many details as possible.

As the convention date gets closer, we will update this space with as many details as possible. Want to stay in the know? Sign up on this page for our periodic e-mail newsletter with details on the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention. You can also stay connected by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

  1. What are the show hours for The National?

    Wednesday 7/28/2021 4pm-8pm; Thursday 7/29 10am-6pm; Friday 7/30 10am-6pm; 7/31 10am-6pm; Sunday 8/1 10am-5pm. VIPs will be allowed in 1/2 hour earlier each day.

  2. When will I be able to buy tickets for The 41st National?

    Tickets and VIP packages for the 41st National in Chicago are on sale now.  Remember that tickets purchased for the cancelled 2020 Atlantic City National will be valid for Chicago unless cancelled and refunded. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter and receive up to date information about the National. 

  3. I need help finding information about or to purchase tickets for autograph guests.

    Autograph Tickets for The National are sold by Tristar Productions through their web site and will be available in late May 2021.

    Click here to visit Tristar’s web site for additional information.

  4. Is there a schedule of events for The National?

    The 2021 Schedule will be posted soon.  The Schedule of Events for the recently completed 40th National Sports Collectors Convention (including a downloadable PDF version) can be found below:

    SCHEDULE

  5. What is the Wednesday Sneak Peek and who can attend?

    The Sneak Peek is a preview of the show on Wednesday from 4PM-8PM. You can use a 1-day General Admission Ticket for admission or if you have purchased any of our VIP Packages, it includes admission to the Sneak Peek. All Exhibitor Booths will be open and ready to do business with attendees. In addition, the National provides several SNEAK PEEK FREE AUTOGRAPH GUESTS available to all attendees on Wednesday. These guests will be announced prior to the National.

  6. Is there a list of all the dealers that will be attending The National?

    The list of dealers for 2020 has been posted. Click below for a  list of dealers for the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago:

    DEALER LISTING

  7. What hotel should I stay at?

    Conference Housing is the exclusive housing agent for the 41st National and has negotiated discounted hotel rates for anyone attending The National. Our group rates are limited and will sell out! Book early to guarantee your hotel and bed type.

    Click here to see hotel information for the 41st National.

  8. I'm looking for media credentials or answers to other media-related questions

    You will want talk to Ray Schulte. He is the Director Of Media Relations for The National Sports Collectors Convention. See our media information page for contact details.

    MEDIA INFORMATION

  9. How do I keep up with news regarding this year's National?

    • The first way is signing up for our email newsletter on on the page.
    • The next is following us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram, and YouTube. Here is where you can keep up with announcements and check out the great community of collectors that make The National the best in the world every year!
    • Lastly, check our site often and bookmark our news section !

  10. I'm a dealer and want to signup for this year's National. Where do I go?

    Dealer Booth Space for the 41st National is completely sold out. To be placed on the waiting list –  

    You should head over to our dealer sign up page!

  11. If I buy a VIP package, can my child 12 years and younger attend with me?

    Yes, Children 12 and under are admitted free and may accompany a paid VIP to all National events. They won’t, however, receive any of the VIP gifts or autographs.

  12. Can I use a Single-Day General Admission Ticket to get into the Sneak Peek on Wednesday?

    Yes, a General Admission Ticket will admit you to any one day of the National. A General Admission Ticket may be used for the Sneak Peek on Wednesday evening OR for any single day of the National Thursday-Sunday.

  13. Can you provide directions to the Convention Center?

    Click here for directions to the Convention Center.

  14. Where can I park at the Convention Center?

    Public parking is available in the William St. Garage and East Parking Garage.
    Parking is $15.00* for 24 hours, no in & out privileges.Click here for more information.

  15. Can I rent a motorized scooter or wheelchair for use at the Convention Center?

    Motorized Mobility Devices For wheelchairs, mobility scooters, power chairs and oxygen equipment rentals, there is a nominal fee.  For more rental information please call 847-696-2208

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