The Baltimore Convention Center (1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201) will play host to the 33rd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, returning after a very successful 2010 Baltimore show. Open to the public, the quality and significance of the 2012 show exhibits and vintage memorabilia has already exceeded our expectations.
In addition to the 800 exhibitors, 85 high profile athletes signing and numerous fan-related experiences, many great vintage sports memorabilia will be on display and for sale by many of the country’s prominent exhibitors and auction houses.
Recently, national news reported one of the most significant finds in collectible history. The Kissner family from Ohio found approximately 700 E98 trading cards from the 1910-era, many in pristine condition, in their grandfather’s attic. The family and the unbelievable “Black Swamp Find” will be on public display for the very first time at the National Sports Collectors Convention in the Heritage Auctions exhibit booth.
PSA has graded the cards, including Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Connie Mack and Cy Young, to name a few. There have been reports that the total value of the find could exceed $3,000,000. Don Larson’s 1956 World Series perfect game uniform (jersey & pants) will be on display and Don will make an appearance at the show to promote the auction of this historic piece of vintage memorabilia.
The recently purchased $4.4 million dollar Babe Ruth game-used jersey will be on display throughout the show. This is the largest amount of money ever paid for a piece of memorabilia! With over 300,000 square feet, the Baltimore Convention Center will be transformed into a collector’s paradise.
WHAT: The 33rd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention
WHEN: August 1 – 5th – Five (5) day event open to the General Public
SHOW HOURS: General admission and VIP Admission tickets now available at www.nsccshow.com and will be available for purchase on-site throughout the show. Children under 12 FREE!
Autograph tickets can be purchased on the TRISTAR website at www.tristarshows.com and will also be available for purchase on-site throughout the show. Advanced purchased autograph tickets will be mailed out.
Sneak Peek Wednesday – 8/1/12 4pm – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday – 8/2/12 – 8/5/12 – 10am – 6pm
Sunday – 8/5/12 – 10am – 5pm Family Day
With over 300,000 square feet, the Baltimore Convention Center will be transformed into a collector’s paradise. This is a “Once In a Lifetime” experience the entire family can enjoy!
We hope you can make it.
Ray Schulte / The National PR & Media Relations Director