Athletes Flocking to Baltimore for 31st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention

Athletes Flocking to Baltimore for 31st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention

August 4- 8th / Baltimore Convention Center

The multi-billion sports and entertainment collectibles industry is eagerly awaiting the arrival of August 4, 2010. For the first time ever, The National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) will be hosted by Baltimore, at the Baltimore Convention Center between August 4 – 8th.

The NSCC is the collectible industry’s premier showcase. Approximately seven-hundred (700) high profile exhibitors from around the country will be present, including new and vintage game-used memorabilia dealers, authentication companies, professional league collectible licensees, trading card manufacturers and dealers and national auction houses.

In addition, over seventy-five (75) superstar athletes including Baltimore’s Hall of Famer’s; Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ripken, Palmer, Murray, Weaver, Raymond Berry, Art Donovan, Lenny Moore and Gino Marchetti have committed to sign at the Tri-Star Autograph Pavilion. Other superstars scheduled include, Joe Montana, Gordie Howe, Willie Mays, Jerry Rice (2010 football HOF inductee), Bart Starr, Dick Butkus, Ozzie Newsome, Jim Brown, Andre Dawson (2010 baseball HOF inductee), Barry Sanders, Randy Johnson and Earl Morrall, to name just a few.

Open to the public, the family oriented event promises to provide a “Once in a Lifetime” experience for collectors and sports / entertainment fans alike. The East Coast hasn’t experienced a collectibles show of this magnitude since 2003 when The National was hosted by Atlantic City. In addition to exciting the collectors and fans, the City of Baltimore’s retailers, downtown restaurants, hotels, rental car companies, etc. will financially benefit as 35,000 to 40,000 are expected to attend the five (5) day event. Exhibitors and fans collectively are expected to purchase over 4,500 rooms per night with approximately 25,000 plus restaurant customers added.

“We are very extremely excited that The National Sports Collectors Convention will be held in Baltimore for the very first time,” said John Broggi, NSCC Executive Director/ Promoter. “Baltimore has an exceptionally strong sports tradition and the city is easily accessible from up and down the Northeast corridor.”

Without question, the NSCC is the largest sports and entertainment show in the country. It is exciting to have Baltimore host such an event of this magnitude. This is an opportunity to showcase the City of Baltimore and reinforce the sports rich tradition we know exist throughout Maryland.

For more information on how you can purchase NSCC admission tickets please visit . Admission ticket can be purchased on-line or at the Baltimore Convention Center throughout the event. For autograph ticket info and/or to purchase on-line please visit Autograph tickets can be purchased at the event as well.

Heritage Auctions and Schulte Auctions Separately Plan Auctions to Coincide with The National

Heritage Auction recently announced they will be conducting a very special Live auction at Sports Legends Museum, Thursday, August 5th starting at 8pm. Seating is limited to one-hundred fifty (150). Interested bidders must RSVP with Heritage Auctions in-advance.

Heritage will have great Baltimore related vintage memorabilia including;

1. 1889 Baltimore Orioles (Future New York Yankees) Application to Join National League Document
2. 1940’s Babe Ruth Single Signed Baseball, PSA NM-MT + 8.5
3. 1977 Brooks Robinson Game-Used Home Uniform and Game-Used Bat

Please visit for more information concerning the auction at Sports Legends Museum.

Schulte Auctions will be exhibiting and displaying many of their August on-line auction items at The National Sports Collectors Convention, such as;

1. Babe Ruth Signed 11x14 B&W Photo “To My Darling Sister” Mamie
2. Honus Wagner Signed Note to Art Bissell
3. Mike Curtis Game-Used Helmet
4. 1958 Baltimore Colts Championship Team Signed Football – Pristine Condition

Please visit www.schulteauctions and/or for more information concerning the June on-line sports and entertainment auction.