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The 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention–Small Photo Gallery

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There are certain places or events that we may visit or attend that will utterly envelop our imaginations. There are places of spiritual significance, historical significance, and places where we are lost in thought and fantasy. Entering into the National Sports Collectors Convention elicits feelings of joy, hope and wonder. Sports collectibles are front and center for five days at this annual gathering. It has been said of the National, “if you can’t find what you’re looking for at the National, it probably doesn’t exist.” A statement like that sets the convention up for failure, but year in and year out, it ascends beyond all expectations.

Cleveland was the star

This year’s convention was held on August 1st thru August 5th, at the IX Center in Cleveland Ohio. A facility massive enough to comfortably hold an event the size and scope of the National. It all begins at the very first booth.  You will be completely absorbed from the moment you enter. You never know what vintage treasure is waiting around the corner. Check out this short video.

The National Sports Collectors Convention is scheduled for Chicago in 2019 and Atlantic City in 2020. There may be reasons to not go…but there are many more reasons to go. There is nothing like it in the realm of sports collectibles.

 

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First person I met at the National…in the parking lot. I knew it would be a great show.

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1909 Sweet Corporal Honus Wagner. $$$$$

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1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. $$$$$

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Looks like the Land of Misfit Toys.

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“Field of Dreams”. This is the dad at the end of the movie. Ray has a catch with him.

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Ferris Wheel in the middle of the convention floor. It goes THRU the roof.

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Early 1960’s New York Titans sideline coat.

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1945 NFL Championship Press Pin. (Cleveland Rams)

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Cigarette Cards from 1909-1911

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Pennants and more Pennants

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Program from the “Win One for the Gipper” game.

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All Kinds of Hardware

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Notre Dame Stadium seat signed by “Rudy”

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Curling

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Colt 45’s jersey

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Pennants

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More Pennants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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