Sports Fans and Collectors Converge on Atlantic City to Attend the 37th National Sports Collectors Convention

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Doors Open To Public “Sneak Peak” Wednesday, August 3rd

The 37th National Sports Collectors Convention (The National) is returning to the Atlantic City Convention Center, August 3 – August 7, 2016. The last time Atlantic City hosted The National it was the summer of 2003 and it continues to be the premier showcase event of the today’s multi-billion collectible industry.

Open to the public, the convention center will be transformed into a collector’s paradise utilizing over 400,000 square feet, including 850 high profile exhibitors from around the country who are buying, selling and trading sought after sports / entertainment collectibles and memorabilia.

“We are extremely excited the 37th National Sports Collectors Convention is returning to Atlantic City,” said John Broggi, NSCC Executive Director. “The collector base in the area is one of the strongest in the nation and Atlantic City has really stepped up to support and promote our event. We are looking forward to a great 37th National.”

In addition to having high profile collectible exhibitors, the leading signature and game-used authentication companies, collectible auction houses, appraisal companies, licensed trading card manufacturers, collectible insurance companies, trade publications and national memorabilia companies will all be present on-site as well.

Scheduled to sign autographs at The National’s TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion are approximately one-hundred thirty (130) high profile athletes including: Julius Erving, Mike Schmidt, Mariano Rivera, Hulk Hogan, Mike Tyson, Joe Namath, Mike Piazza, Johnny Bench, Joe Theismann, Martin Brodeur, Lawrence Taylor, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ric Flair, Donovan McNabb, Cal Ripken Jr., just to name a few.

Twenty-six (26) New York Giants players from the 1986 Super Bowl XXI team will be making an extremely rare public reunion and signing, Thursday, August 4th at the TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion A complete list of scheduled athletes’ signing can be found by visiting http://www.tristarproductions.com/National/index.html.

The National’s VIP and general tickets can be purchased on-site, throughout the show, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all week.

Visitors who purchase the VIP Experience get to attend the VIP Party and Sneak Peek as part of their package. The highlight of the VIP Party, hosted by The Topps Company, is the free autograph session between 3 – 4 pm. This year, NHL Hall of Famer and former Rangers great Eddie Giacomin, former New York Yankees two-time (1977-1988) World Series champion Roy White, former New York Mets 1969 World Series champion Art Shamsky and former Philadelphia Phillies closer “Wild Thing” Mitch Williams will appear. A great value, the VIP Package provides entrance for one person to all five (5) days of the show, including the Wednesday VIP Party and Sneak Peek. VIP’s also receive an exclusive VIP Gift Package, 12 selected free autographs, one-half hour early admission each day, use of the VIP lounge and other great benefits.

General Admission tickets are available for the Wednesday Sneak Peek which also provides an opportunity for free autographs from Giacomin, White, Shamsky and Williams.

SHOW HOURS:    
Topps VIP Party - 8/3/16 - 2:30pm – 4pm
Memory Lane Sneak Peek Wednesday – 8/3/16 4pm – 8pm (Open to General Public)
Thursday – Saturday – 8/4/16 – 8/6/15 – 10am – 6pm
Sunday – 8/7/16 – 10am – 5pm

WHERE:                
Atlantic City Convention Center                        
1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

SOCIAL MEDIA:    
Facebook@ national-sports-collectors-convention-inc.
Instagram @nsccshow Twitter @nsccshow
Hashtag # NSCC16

NATIONAL WEBSITE: http://www.nsccshow.com – will list the participating athletes signing along with their designated days and times. The National website provides event up-dates, VIP package description, operating hours, etc.

With over 400,000 square feet, the Atlantic City Convention Center will be transformed into a collector’s paradise, August 3rd through the 7th. This is a “Once In a Lifetime” experience the entire family can enjoy!

Ray Schulte / Schulte Sports Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.
Ray(at)SchulteSports(dot)com / (410) 350-6226 (cell)

The National Sports Collectors Convention Communications & Media Director

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