LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE 2014 NATIONAL IN CLEVELAND. CHECK BACK IN APRIL TO LEARN WHAT'S GOING ON FOR 2015
2014 ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE POSTED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED
35th National VIP Party - The Kick-Off event for the 35th National is the annual VIP Party from
2:30-4:00pm, Wednesday July 30 and is held exclusively for VIP and
SuperVIP ticketholders. It will be held in the Ballroom just off the East Lobby Entrance of the I-X Center. In addition to
receiving your week-long credentials and cram-packed gift package, there
will be free autographs from former Atlanta Brave Superstar Dale Murphy and Cleveland Indians Great Carlos Baerga.
35th National Sneak Peek -
The National will hold its Grand Opening, for all consumers, on
Wednesday night July 30, 4-8 PM for a special Sneak Preview of the
world's most famous sports collectibles show. There
will be free autographs from Dale Murphy and Carlos Baerga. Autographs will be one per person,
1st come-1st served, as time permits. The Show Floor will be open and
admission is free for all VIP and SuperVIP Admission attendees. One day
Admission Tickets (good for any one day of the National) may be purchased at $18 each in advance through this web
site or $22 at the Convention Center.
- Kids Free Week at the 35th National - All youngsters 12 and under will be admitted at no charge all 5 days of the show, courtesy of The National.
TriStar Productions National Autograph Pavilion
- The Autograph Pavilion will be hosted by TriStar Productions and will
showcase celebrities and athletes over the five-day period of the
consumers' show July 30-August 3. To see the complete list of
celebrities signing at the Autograph Pavilion, click here
- Cleveland Indians Game Tickets - The Indians and the National are making discount tickets available to National exhibitors and attendees. Click the link here and use the code BASEBALL to purchase tickets to Indians games against the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners during National week. Discounts of 25-30% off regular prices will be given.
- Case Breakers Pavilion - The First Ever Case Breakers Pavilion at the National is a 12,000 square foot area on the Convention Floor located in the Corporate Area. Throughout the week, various exhibitors will be hosting case breaks which can be viewed on the 3 70" TV monitors located in the Pavilion. Check out the Amazon.com Sports Collectibles Center Stage Area for daily events.
- Case Break Pavilion Grand Opening Case Break hosted by Topps - Be on hand for the Pavilion Grand Opening on Wednesday at 5PM. Carlos Baerga, former Indians All Star, will be on hand signing free autographs while time permits. The initial case break will be hosted by Topps at 5PM Wednesday
- Super Break - Super Break will be hosting a VIP Case Break at 3PM on Thursday and a Dealer Case Break at 5PM on Thursday.
- Upper Deck 25th Anniversary Case Break - Upper Deck will be hosting a special case break on the main stage in the Case Breakers Pavilion at 2PM on Friday.
- Panini Grand Case Break - Saturday 8/2 at 11AM. Panini will host 2 case breaks featuring their newest products, National Treasures Basketball and Prime Hockey.NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Hull will be on hand to help with the Case Breaks. Sign up at www.Rippingwax.com to win a free entry to participate in the case breaks free of charge.
- Heritage Platinum Auction - Heritage Auctions is pleased to invite collectors of elite sports collectibles to its Platinum Night Auction on Thursday July 31st, held in conjunction with the National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. A charitable donation of $100 to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is requested to gain admittance to the live auction at the House of Blues, 308 Euclid Avenue. Doors open at 6 PM, with the first lot opened for bidding at 7:30 PM. Space is limited, so please contact us at Sports@HA.com to RSVP
- Babe Ruth Memorabilia Display - Visit Memory Lane at Booth 101 and view one of the best collections of Babe Ruth Memorabilia ever assembled. Stop by the booth between 11AM-2PM Thursday-Saturday and get your chance to hold an actual 1932 Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat.
- PSA "Cards That Never Were" Giveaway - The first 500 visitors to the PSA booth (#169) who sign up for a Gold or Platinum level PSA Collectors Club membership or who renew their membership at the show will receive fantasy Diamond Stars-inspired cards. The set includes 2 different Babe Ruth cards, Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio and Bob Feller. Gold Level memberships receive one randomly-selected card, and Platinum memberships receive the complete five-card set.
- The Pit.com Andrew Wiggins Rookie Card Giveaway - Visit the Pit.com's Corporate Booth #1400 and get a rookie card of Cavaliers #1 Draft Pick Andrew Wiggins while supplies last.
- Upper Deck Diamond Club Member & Candidates Reception - Upper Deck is celebrating its 25 Anniversary in 2014 and will be hosting a private reception for Diamond Club Members on Saturday 8/2/14 at a location TBA. Find out how you can participate in this great event from Upper Deck. Visit their blog announcing this event by clicking here.
- Wheatland Auction Services - Register to win a signed Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove at their Booth 1829.
- Wrapper Redemptions - Many of the card companies offer wrapper redemption programs at the National. We will list those about which we have information.
- Topps - Visit the Topps Corporate Booth (#455) and open a box of 2014 Allen & Ginter Baseball product to receive one of the great looking mini-promos of either Yankee pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka or White Sox hitting sensation Jose Abreu.Topps is running a 2nd wrapper redemption: Open any 3 packs of 2014 products (except Opening Day or 2014 Topps Mini Baseball) and receive a mini card of one of these past and future MLB & NFL greats-Jadaveon Clowney, Johnny Manziel, Derek Jeter, Jim Brown, Jordan Cameron, Mike Trout, Albert Belle & Bob Feller.
- Upper Deck - Collectors just need to purchase five (5) packs of 2013 Fleer Retro Football, 2014 SPx Football, 2014 Upper Deck Football (Hobby), 2013-14 Fleer Retro Basketball, 2013-14 SP Authentic Basketball, 2013-14 NHL SP Authentic, 2014 SP Authentic Golf, 2014 Goodwin Champions OR one (1) pack of 2014 SP Game-Used Golf to receive one (1) 2014 Upper Deck National Sports Collectors Convention Pack. EVERY 25TH COLLECTOR WILL RECEIVE A FREE FLEER RETRO AUTOGRAPH PACK FROM FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL! These packs must be purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer who will provide collectors with an Upper Deck issued voucher for the redemption program. The program will begin at 10:25 a.m. each day starting on Thursday and run as long as supplies last. Collectors can take advantage of the promotion up to four times per person, per day.
- Panini America - Collectors will receive one randomly selected, blind-wrapped memorabilia card (base versions are limited to 175 copies, Prime versions are numbered to 25 and Super Prime versions are numbered to only one) for each box of selected 2013-14 Panini America NBA product they open at the Panini America booth. The promotion will be limited to the first 200 customers during each day of the National and will be available through the purchase and redemption of the following products:2013-14 Gold Standard Basketball;2013-14 Elite Basketball; 2013-14 Prestige Basketball;2013-14 Prizm Basketball; 2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball; 2013-14 Totally Certified Basketball
- Press Pass - Purchase a box of 2014 Press Pass NASCAR on the show floor and you will receive a ticket which can be redeemed at the Beckett Media Corporate Booth #1542 to receive a blind-wrapped pack containing one National Exclusive Redline green parallel #'d to only 5 along with a random autograph or material card from a top driver.
- Historic Autographs - Open
a box of ANY Historic Autographs product (PURCHASED AT THE NATIONAL &
OPENED AT THE HA BOOTH ONLY) will be given a BECKETT COVERS card tfeaturing
Mickey Mantle from the 1986 Beckett cover plus a complete 22-card HA
Originals, 1909-12 art card set & a 42-card HA Originals, 1933 art card
set. Open a box of 2014 Historic Autographs Originals, 1941 or 2014
Historic Autographs Originals, 1934-36 (released at the National), you recieve will get (1) of the National promotion
PSA-slabbed Bob Feller cards (while supplies last) - plus the Beckett Covers
card and (2) HA Originals art card set listed above. Open (2) boxes of the 2014
Historic Autographs Originals, 1941 or the 2014 Historic
Autographs Originals, 1934-36 and get your choice of (1) of the other FOUR promotional
PSA-slabbed cards including (2) different Babe Ruth cards, Lou Gehrig and Joe
DiMaggio - plus the Beckett Covers card and (2) HA Originals art card set
listed above. Open (3) or
more boxes of Peerless, 2014 and get (1) of the National promotion
PSA-slabbed Bob Feller cards (while supplies last) - plus the (3) each of the
Beckett Covers card and HA Originals art card sets listed above. Open (6) or
more boxes of Peerless, 2014 (at the National and opened at
our booth), get choice of (1) of the other FOUR
promotional PSA-slabbed cards including (2) different Babe Ruth cards, Lou
Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio (while supplies last) - plus the (6) each of the
Beckett Covers card and HA Originals art card sets listed above.