Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Everything You Need To Know About Steiner Sports At The 2013 National In Chicago

Steiner Sports is one of the heavy hitters in sports memorabilia.  I’m a HUGE Yankees fans, so bias aside due to their unique relationship with the team and their coverage of all sports teams in New York, Steiner has something for almost every fan, no matter which sport you follow, what city you reside in and which team is your favorite. Cardinals, Tigers, Blackhawks, Celtics, Eagles, Steelers, you name it, they’ve got it.

They carry autographed memorabilia by athletes like Hank Aaron, Joe Namath, Magic Johnson and Muhammad Ali and have exclusive autograph deals with Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Ray Rice, Eli Manning, Mark Teixeira, Henrik Lundqvist and Lou Holtz among others. One of my favorite purchases from last year’s National, besides a pair of Premium Seats from the Old Yankee Stadium, was a spectacular Sandy Koufax signed Major League Baseball with Steiner and MLB Authentication.  

For the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention, Steiner Sports has narrowed their focus to bring some amazing opportunities for collectors. This is in addition to the classic array of items that only Steiner Sports can offer, which can all be found directly at their booth on the National floor.

Monday, July 29, 2013

2013 Topps Pro Debut Baseball Box Break Recap And Review

Topps captures the true essence of the MiLB experience with 2013 Pro Debut Baseball cards.  For a reasonable price you get a great representation of the some of the best the minors has to offer in a streamlined set with the possibility of pulling a really nice hit, of which the full impact will be determined further down the road.

This year’s set is even more streamlined than before with just base cards and hits, but it does come with a tribute to the move Bull Duham and the chance to pull a redemption card for full sized gear.

This set falls under our classification of trading cards. Hobby Boxes contain 24 – 8 card packs with 2 autographs, 1 relic and 1 patch card per box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Everything You Need To Know About Panini America At The 2013 National In Chicago

It will be tough to miss Panini America’s presence at the National in Chicago. The oversized cards of their exclusive athletes will be a beacon for collectors anywhere on the floor.  Panini always finds a way to bring it when it comes to the National and this year will be no exception.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Topps Adds Surprise Card Redemption To Their Lineup For The National In Chicago

Topps announced their giveaways and redemptions for the National in Chicago earlier and we covered it in one of our “Everything You Need To Know About...” posts.  But it turns out they were holding out on us... just a little.  But their is nothing little about this card that is now being offered as a redemption at the Topps booth.

Collectors who rip open a box of WBC Tribute can get this exclusive Yasiel Puig Gypsy Queen card.

So open a box of really cool cards, (use this link to see our box break recap and review of Topps WBC Tribute) and walk away with a NSCC exclusive of one of the fastest rising stars in the MLB right now.

But get there early as this redemption is limited to 1 per day per collector and 100 per day in total.