Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What are the show hours for The National?

    Event Schedule for The National Sports Collectors Convention 2024:

    • Wednesday, 7/24/2024: 4 pm - 8 pm
    • Thursday, 7/25/2024: 10 am - 6 pm
    • Friday, 7/26/2024: 10 am - 6 pm
    • Saturday, 7/27/2024: 10 am - 6 pm
    • Sunday, 7/28/2024: 10 am - 4 pm

    VIPs enjoy the privilege of early access, being allowed in half an hour earlier each day.

  2. When will I be able to buy tickets for the 44th National?

    Ticket and VIP Package Sales for the 44th National in Cleveland:

    Mark your calendars! Tickets and VIP packages for the 44th National in Cleveland will be available for purchase on Cyber Monday, November 27th, 2023. To stay in the loop and receive the latest updates about the National, make sure to sign up for our newsletter. It's the best way to ensure you have all the up-to-date information for this exciting event.

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

    Tristar Productions will be handling the sale of autograph tickets for The National through their website. These tickets are expected to be available in late May 2024. For additional information and to stay updated, visit Tristar's website by clicking Click Here It's a fantastic opportunity to plan ahead and secure your autograph experiences.

  4. Is there a schedule of events for The National?
  5. What is the Wednesday Sneak Peek and who can attend?

    Sneak Peek at The National: Your Exclusive Preview

    Don't miss The Sneak Peek, a special preview of the show on Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM. Admission is available with a 1-day General Admission Ticket, or if you've opted for one of our VIP Packages, it includes exclusive access to The Sneak Peek. During this time, all Exhibitor Booths will be open and ready for business, providing a unique opportunity for attendees.

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

    Click below for a  list of dealers for the 2023 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.  


  7. What hotel should I stay at?

    Conference Housing is the exclusive housing agent for the 44th National and will post hotel information this fall.

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

    Media Relations Contact for The National Sports Collectors Convention: Ray Schulte

    For media inquiries, please connect with Ray Schulte, the Director of Media Relations for The National Sports Collectors Convention. Visit our media information page for the relevant contact details. Ray will be the go-to person for any media-related queries or 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 44th National is completely sold out. We are not taking additional applications for the already long waiting list.  For information on the process used to select booths......

    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?

    Children aged 12 and under enjoy free admission to all National events when accompanied by a paid VIP. While they won't receive VIP gifts or autographs, it's a wonderful opportunity for families to share in the experience together.

  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?
  14. Where can I park at the Cleveland IX Convention Center?

    You won’t have to worry about parking at your next visit to the I-X Center. Visitors also have the convenience of ample, well lit, on-site, gated parking spaces. All this makes it easy access into and out of the I-X Center!

    Parking for all I-X Center shows is $10.

    One I-X Center Drive
    (Input 6200 Riverside Drive for GPS)
    Cleveland, Ohio 44135

    We allow drop offs as well and Uber, Lyft drivers and taxis.

  15. Our there accessibility services available at the Cleveland IX-Center

    Guest Services & Amenities at the I-X Center

    We're committed to ensuring your visit to the I-X Center is safe and enjoyable. For event-related inquiries, call 216-265-7100.

    Main Entrance: The main entrance for all I-X Center events is now on the East side. Please follow directional signs.

    Parking: Parking fees, typically $10, vary per event. Check the I-X Center website Schedule of Events for specific parking costs. Cash or credit is accepted.

    ATM: An ATM is conveniently located in the lobby.

    Concession: Indulge your appetite with food and beverages exclusively provided by our in-house partner, OVG Hospitality. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.

    First Aid: A fully-equipped first aid room is in the main lobby, with on-site Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Call 216-265-7300 for assistance or alert any staff member. AED stations are also available.

    Lost & Found: Lost items are stored for 30 days; after, they may be disposed of. For inquiries, email [email protected] with detailed descriptions or photos.

    Wi-Fi: Wireless internet access is available throughout the convention center. Complimentary Wi-Fi for light use is in the lobby, pavilion, and lower-level concourse meeting area.

    Accessibility Services: We prioritize a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests, including those with special needs or disabilities, in compliance with ADA requirements.

    • Accessible Parking: Available in the East Parking Lot with a handicapped placard or license plate. First-come, first-served with payment upon arrival.

    • Accessible Restrooms: Most restrooms comply with ADA standards.

    • Elevators: All elevators provide special needs access to the lower level.

    • Service Animals: Trained guide dogs or service animals are permitted.

    • Wheelchairs: Complimentary wheelchairs are available at the ticketing area on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Conceal Carry: In adherence to Ohio’s “concealed carry” law, firearms and weapons are strictly prohibited on the I-X Center premises. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities.

  16. What are the hours for the National?

    Wednesday 4pm-8pm. Thursday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm.   VIPs can enter the show floor 1/2 hour earlier.

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