2023 National | Chicago IL | July 26-30, 2023

Since 1980

The National Sports Collectors Convention

The National is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and any other groups interested in collecting trading cards, autographs and other related memorabilia. The National is the event with the strongest tradition, best autograph guests, largest roster of dealers of vintage and new collectibles and the biggest selection of cards and memorabilia all under one roof. It's been said, "If you can't find what you're looking for at the National, it probably doesn't exist!" The National is the event of the year and is the place you should be as collectors, dealers, distributors, manufacturers, licensors and everyone else in the collectibles industry all participate in the worlds most spectacular sports and entertainment collectibles industry.

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Crowds at AC National surpass 2021 Show

The 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention closed on Sunday after drawing the largest crowd...

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2023 Booth Sold Out

All Booth Space for the 2023 Chicago National have been sold at the Booth Lottery held in Atlantic...

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Additional Parking

We are aware that parking at the 42nd National has been tough!  Additional Parking will be...

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Caution on Secondary Market Tickets

After our announcement on Sunday, that all multi-day packages were sold out, we’ve seen a large...

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About Us

About Us

The National Sports Collectors Convention

About Us

The National Sports Collectors Convention is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and any other groups interested in collecting trading cards, autographs and other related memorabilia. In 1980 a group of collectors gathered in a small hotel ballroom at the Los Angeles International Airport Marriott for what became the 1st National Sports Collectors Convention. From that, The National has grown into a once a year extravaganza that is the premier showcase event of the collectibles industry. Seeking to involve collectors from around the country, founders of the National stipulated that the event should move around the country to insure all collectors and exhibitors could participate. Early Nationals were held in St Louis, Chicago, Detroit as well as the NY metropolitan area.

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