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Old 06-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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34th National Sports Collectors Convention
"The World's Largest Sports & Entertainment Convention"

The National Sports Collectors Convention, the largest collectibles show of its kind, returns to the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, July 31-August 4, 2013. The National is a five day extravaganza featuring nearly 100 autograph guests, 500+ exhibitor booths, 50 corporate booths and a week of non-stop buying selling and trading of sports memorabilia.

Highlighting the National is the Tristar Autograph Pavilion with a Hall of Fame roster of signers. Some of this year's featured guests include:

Baseball- Cal Ripken Jr., Ernie Banks, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Carlton Fisk, Robbie Alomar, Jim Palmer, Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, Jim Rice, Rickey Henderson and more. They are joined by many first time National signers and future Hall of Famers including Chipper Jones, Pedro Martinez, Mike Piazza, Frank Thomas, Randy Johnson and more.

Football - Mike Ditka, Frank Gifford, Eric Dickerson, Mean Joe Greene, Lou Holtz, Lawrence Taylor, Bart Starr, Dan Hampton and others

Hockey - Former Blackhawks Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito and Brian Campbell will be guests.

Basketball - Hall of Famers Jerry Lucas, Elvin Hayes and Chris Mullin will appear along with NBA Rookie of the Year Damien Lillard.

Other Sports - Boxers Larry Holmes, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Roy Jones Jr and Shane Mosley will appear. Triple Crown Jockeys Steve Cauthen, Ron Turcotte and Jean Cruget will sign along with Laffit Pincay, Patrick Valenzuela, Pat Day and Jorge Velasquez. World Cup Soccer superstar Mia Hamm will be at the National.

Tickets for the 34th National are now on sale through the National's web site at Single day admission tickets are available and are good for any one day of the show. But the best buy is one of our week-long VIP Packages.

VIP Packages include: Admission to all 5 days of the show, access to the show floor one-half hour ahead of the general public for all 5 days; a VIP Lounge, a gift package of promotional cards created exclusively for the National plus a VIP Reception on Wednesday afternoon featuring free autograph guests Dwight Gooden, Neal Anderson, Dick Fosbury & Bob Beamon. VIPs also get tickets for 12 free VIP signers. VIP Signers include Jerome Walton, Jeff Reardon, Pat Listach, Larry Brown, Ralph Garr, Eric Davis, Mel Renfro, Gary Peters, Gary Beban, Ed Olczyk, Murray Bannerman, Ronnie Bull, Rick Monday, Jack McDowell, Ron Kittle, Lamarr Hoyt, Jim Morrissey & Milt Pappas. The SuperVIP Package option provides a free weeklong parking pass at the nearby Rosemont Public Parking Garage, a double set of the promotional cards as well as tickets for all 18 VIP signers. For full details and to purchase tickets to the National, please visit our web site at

Show Date/Hours:
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sneak Peek
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
4pm - 8pm

Regular Show
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - Saturday, August 3, 2013
10am - 6pm

Family Day
Sunday, August 4, 2013
10am - 5pm

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
phone: 847-692-2220

Driving Directions:

Ticket Information:
General Admission - $20.00
VIP Package - $129.00
SUPERVIP Package - $179.00
All Access VIP Package - $229.00
All Access SUPERVIP Package - $279.00

Click here to purchase Admission Tickets & VIP Packages

Travel/Hotel Links:
The National Sports Collectors Convention Accomodations - Chicago, IL

Chicago Floor Plan:
34th National Sports Collectors Convention Floor Plan

Tristar Autograph Pavilion List of Signers:
Tristar Autograph Pavilion Signers - 2013 National
Tristar Autograph Schedule

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:22 PM   #2
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Hi do you know how much family day is on Sunday thanks
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Originally Posted by jdogg2525 View Post
Hi do you know how much family day is on Sunday thanks
I didnt see anything listed but sending this to you in a PM as well but I'd try these: Phone:866-323-6722 Ext 107 - e-Mail: NSCCTickets
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