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Sports fans were pretty fired up when they heard John Broggi talking about the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention on the Upper Deck Blog. Now fans have another reason to be excited as Upper Deck shares details on the biggest collectibles show of the year. If you enjoy sports at all, you have to get there. It is the show that is on every collector’s bucket list and those who have been before, make it an annual event as there is just so much to see and do. This year the show is heading to Atlantic City, New Jersey from August 3-7, 2016.
One of the best parts of the show is seeing the incredible pulls collectors have as they open Upper Deck packs at the company’s corporate booth. Why are folks opening so much Upper Deck? To get the special items available through Upper Deck’s exclusive wrapper redemption packs produced just for this show. This year fans can find both Prominent Cuts cards which feature a variety of personalities from various sports and NHL® Top Shelf Rookie cards of the prospects this season in Upper Deck wrapper redemption packs. Randomly inserted into these packs are incredibly limited autograph cards as well as one-of-one cut autograph cards from deceased legends, including U.S. Presidents! Fans can put the 20-card base set together just by cracking these packs, you would not need to attend each day of the show to put an entire set together.
To receive one (1) 2016 Upper Deck Wrapper Redemption pack collectors just need to purchase:
To receive three (3) 2016 Upper Deck Wrapper Redemption packs collectors just need to purchase one pack of 2015-16 NHL® UD Black or 2015-16 NHL® Ultimate Collection.
These packs must be purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer who will provide collectors with an Upper Deck issued voucher for the redemption program. The program will begin at the start of the show each day and run as long as supplies last. Collectors can take advantage of the promotion up to four times per person, per day.
|PC-1||MJ||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-2||Tom Shields||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-3||Miesha Tate||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-4||Tom Glavine||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-5||Tiger Woods||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-6||Aly Raisman||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-7||Robbie Maddison||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-8||Martin St. Louis||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-9||Martin Brodeur||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|PC-10||Wayne Gretzky||2016 Prominent Cuts|
|TS-1||Connor McDavid||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-2||Dylan Larkin||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-3||Artemi Panarin||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-4||Sam Bennett||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-5||Noah Hanifin||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-6||Jake Virtanen||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-7||Connor Hellebuyck||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-8||Oscar Lindberg||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-9||Robby Fabbri||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|TS-10||Zachary Fucale||2015-16 Top Shelf Rookie|
|PCA-AR||Aly Raisman||NSCC Prominent Cuts Auto Cards||#d to 50|
|PCA-CP||CM Punk||NSCC Prominent Cuts Auto Cards||#d to 50|
|PCA-KS||Kevin Smith||NSCC Prominent Cuts Auto Cards||#d to 25|
|PCA-MS||Martin St. Louis||NSCC Prominent Cuts Auto Cards||#d to 25|
|PCA-MT||Miesha Tate||NSCC Prominent Cuts Auto Cards||#d to 50|
|PCA-TG||Tom Glavine||NSCC Prominent Cuts Auto Cards||#d to 15|
|TSA-CH||Connor Hellebuyck||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to TBD|
|TSA-JV||Jake Virtanen||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to 75|
|TSA-NH||Noah Hanifin||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to 25|
|TSA-OL||Oscar Lindberg||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to 100|
|TSA-RF||Robby Fabbri||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to 50|
|TSA-SB||Sam Bennett||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to 100|
|TSA-ZF||Zachary Fucale||NSCC Top Shelf Rookie Auto Cards||#d to 75|
Case Breaker Promotion
Seasoned collectors who like cracking cases are in store for a very good time during the show! Collectors can open a sealed case purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show of 2015-16 NHL® Upper Deck Contours (16 box case), 2015-16 NHL® O-Pee-Chee Platinum (16 count case), 2015-16 NHL® ICE (8 count case), 2015-16 NHL® SP Authentic (12 count case), 2015-16 NHL® UD Black (4 count case), 2015-16 NHL® Ultimate Collection (5 count case) or 2016 Goodwin Champions (16 count case) without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:
*Note: This promotion is only available to the first 100 collectors who choose to take advantage of it, one case per person, per day. Some of the exclusive cards available are listed below:
|VIPA-WG||Wayne Gretzky||NSCC Prominent Cuts VIP Autos||#d to 7|
|TSA-AP||Artemi Panarin||Top Shelf Rookie VIP Autos||#d to 5|
|TSA-CM||Connor McDavid||Top Shelf Rookie VIP Autos||#d to 5|
|TSA-DL||Dylan Larkin||Top Shelf Rookie VIP Autos||#d to 10|
All-Time Greats Master Collection Breaker Promotion
For the most serious collectors, the All-Time Greats Master Collection is a must have addition to your collection. Upper Deck will have these limited-edition sets available for sale on site and those who purchase and open them at the National will receive the following:
*Note: This promotion is only available to the first five (5) collectors who choose to take advantage of it.
Collectors can now enjoy taking advantage of the redemption programs in the Upper Deck Breaker Lounge sponsored by Southern Hobby! Sit in comfort and enjoy checking out other collectors breaks together in the Upper Deck Breaker Lounge. Also enjoy free beverages and other refreshments during your breaks!
You can grab your packs, boxes and cases directly from Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealers (CDD’s) in attendance that will have large yellow balloons flying above their booths. Here is a full list of CDD’s in attendance:
|COMPANY NAME||BOOTH #’S|
|A to Z Cards & Comics||2121, 2117|
|A&S Sports||2309, 2313, 2408, 2412|
|All-American Sports Collectibles||109|
|Baseball Card Shoppe||217|
|Baystate Sports Cards||2020|
|Blowout Cards The Fantastic Store||Corporate|
|Collector’s Attic Inc.||309|
|Dave & Adam’s Cardworld||Corporate|
|Dugout Dreams||1829, 1825|
|Eastridge Sports Cards||757|
|Legacy Sports Cards||957, 961, 1056, 1060|
|LTD Sports||2041, 2045|
|Marty’s Sports Card Exchange||1841, 1845, 1940, 1944|
|Mill Creek Sports||2224, 2125|
|Never Enough Cards||1812, 1808, 1713, 1709|
|Simms Sports Cards/Mel’s Sports Cards||2021|
|Sports Card Junction||1500|
|Steel City Collectibles||Corporate|
|The Card Guys||1948|
For the customers who support these dealers the most with regard to Upper Deck purchases, they can earn their way into Upper Deck’s super exclusive Diamond Club Member & Candidate Reception on Friday night. Make sure to inquire with these dealers about that promotion. Fans can score some incredible prizes and enjoy a memorable night with a special guest. Those who have attended previous events can attest to how special this event is every year!
Those who purchase VIP passes to the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention (available here) can score a special 5-card VIP Prominent Cuts set from Upper Deck!
|VIP-1||Wayne Gretzky||NSCC Prominent Cuts VIP Set|
|VIP-2||Tiger Woods||NSCC Prominent Cuts VIP Set|
|VIP-3||Martin Brodeur||NSCC Prominent Cuts VIP Set|
|VIP-4||LeBron James||NSCC Prominent Cuts VIP Set|
|VIP-5||MJ||NSCC Prominent Cuts VIP Set|
If cards are not your thing, you won’t want to miss the incredible signed memorabilia available from Upper Deck Authenticated available at show special pricing. Look for some really incredible deals on Philadelphia Flyers collectibles in particular.
You don’t need to break the bank to have fun with Upper Deck at the National however. The company will have a variety of cool activations throughout the show to give back to collectors and show some hobby love that are available for FREE!
Friday Upper Deck will run the company’s Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt with 25 prize envelopes hidden throughout the hall. Fans can score Upper Deck Authenticated signed memorabilia items, boxes and insert cards for finding these envelopes, but remember, you can only find one per person. Clues will be provided throughout the day as to the whereabouts of these items.
Upper Deck will run a variety of FREE raffles for fans in attendance each day (except Friday). Make sure you are at the Upper Deck booth shortly before these scheduled times to score your free ticket:
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m. (Some lucky winners of this raffle will earn the opportunity to be a part of Upper Deck’s Ultimate Case Break on Friday at 2:00 p.m. on the main stage of the Case Breaker Pavilion. Take a look at how the event went last year: http://upperdeckblog.com/2015/07/upper-deck-wows-collectors-at-the-premier-case-break-at-the-national-sports-collectors-convention/)
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. (UD’s Everything Must Go Raffle)
Friday through Sunday Upper Deck will have Brady Kahle set up in the company’s corporate booth. If you haven’t heard Brady’s story, you need to check it out! Brady will be set up selling cards and accepting donations for his Cards for a Cause charity on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! For more on the Cards for a Cause charity, please visit: www.facebook.com/groups/cards4acause
Upper Deck is also planning a special tribute to Mike Berkus who ran the show for so many years and sadly passed away in November. He will be greatly missed.
Look for other fun surprises announced soon and at the show! Follow the National on Twitter and Facebook as well. Make sure to use the #NSCC16 and #NSCCAC hashtags as well! Tickets to the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention are available now at www.nsccshow.com!