National Sports Collectors Convention — the catch-all post

Via @paniniamerica: We are here! Set-up has begun for the @nsccshow #NSCC16
Via @paniniamerica: We are here! Set-up has begun for the @nsccshow #NSCC16

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly here and the months of preparation are culminating in the show of all shows for sports collectors the next five days in Atlantic City, N.J.

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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Upper Deck honors Mike Berkus with Piece of History card for National

2016-National-Sports-Collectors-Convention-Upper-Deck-Mike-Berkus-Tribute-Memorabilia-Card-FrontUpper Deck has remembered the late co-founder of the National Sports Collectors Convention with a memorabilia card that will be in limited supply at the upcoming show on Aug. 3-7 in Atlantic City, N.J.

It’s a Piece of History memorabilia card for Mike Berkus, who lost a brief cancer battle in November. He was 69.

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NSCC co-founder & executive director Mike Berkus passes away

BerkusMike Berkus, the executive director and a founder of the National Sports Collectors Convention, lost a battle with cancer on Friday night. He was 69.

A University of Minnesota alum and native of St. Paul, Minn., who lived in Villa Park, Calif., Berkus was among a group who decided back in 1979 that there needed to be an annual convention for sports collectors. It all started with the idea of getting back to something simple — an idea that it’s still about to this day.

“This is time travel, this is where you go back to a happy time in your life,” he said in an interview with CSN Chicago, “to a time where your whole world was peeling the wax apart, putting the gum in your mouth and seeing you who got.”

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