2021 National | Chicago, IL | July 28-August 1, 2021

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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VIP Party Free Autograph Guests Announced

The 3 free autographs guests signing at the VIP Party which opens the National have been announced....

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Autograph Tickets for 41st National Now on Sale

Autograph Tickets for the 41st National Sports Collectors Convention are now on sale through...

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Autograph Guests at the 41st National

Tristar has announced the initial list of signers at the 41st National in Chicago. Autograph...

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Onsite Grading at the 41st National

Many of you have asked us if there will be companies grading cards onsite at the 41st...

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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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