National Sports Collectors Convention — the basics (so far)

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors for five days in Chicago.

There will be plenty to see, plenty to do and plenty to buy and Buzz has been watching the developments the whole way. We’ll have galleries of images from the show floor and a few nuggets here and there in the coming days but there’s already been plenty written leading up to the show that you can all find right here.

Here’s a rundown of all past NSCC stories here on The Buzz …

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McGregor-Mayweather showdown could ignite new card battles, too

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — it’s one of those what-if fantasy battles from the magazines of old that’s coming true.

And with a pair of upcoming card releases there will be a battle on cardboard, too.

While we get to wait for the fight on Aug. 26 — one that should be a promotional and pop culture spectacle — we’re getting the first autographs for Mayweather soon to go with McGregor’s limited and pricey cardboard already on the market.

Keep reading for a tale of the tape so far …

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Blowout has things extra covered in Beckett Covers set coming at NSCC

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 11.58.01 AMDetails are still to come for the Beckett Covers card set at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention that kicks off a week from today in Atlantic City, N.J., but will have things covered in a deluxe way for those attempting to collect ’em all.

The card only available at the Blowout booth will be a limited edition double-sided card featuring two of the top rookies in two leagues — the NFL’s No. 2 draft pick and future Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz on the front and the NBA’s No. 1 pick Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers on the back.

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