Thank you Chicago!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Chicago for the National. It was great to connect with so many of you that do business with us throughout the year and those buying from us for the first time. The hobby is in the best state we have seen in 30 years of being in the industry. There were not only huge crowds at the show, but there were also huge crowds at after-hours trade nights and even pop-up card shows on top of breakfast tables in the hotels around the convention! We look forward to seeing all of you next year in Atlantic City. The winners of our memorabilia raffles can be found in the following image. If you have a winning ticket, please contact us to have your prize shipped to you.

Thank you!


Announced National Convention Promotions:

Panini Box Wars

Panini America Box Wars are back — and the prizes are bigger than ever. Some of the prizes that will be randomly awarded this year include 2021 Panini Black Boxes, 2020 Immaculate Football, 2020 Panini One Football, 2019-20 Panini One Basketball, 2020-21 Impeccable Basketball, 2020 Optic Football, 2019-20 Prizm Choice Basketball, 2021 UFC Prizm and more. Collectors who wish to participate in Box Wars can purchase their boxes anywhere on the show floor; but boxes must be brought to the Panini America booth sealed. The Box Wars schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 28
Time Product
4:30 PM 2021 Luminance Football
6:00 PM 2020-21 Court Kings Basketball
7:30 PM 2021 Absolute Baseball
Thursday, July 29
Time Product
10:30 AM 2021 Contenders Draft Picks Football
11:45 AM 2021 Mosaic Euro Soccer
2:30 PM 2021 Legacy Football
3:45 PM Chronicles Draft Picks Football
5:00 PM 2021 Select Baseball
Friday, July 30
Time Product
10:30 AM 2021 Chronicles Draft Picks Football
11:45 AM 2020-21 Clearly Donruss Basketball
2:30 PM 2021 Luminance Football
3:45 PM 2021 Chronicles NASCAR Racing
5:00 PM 2021 Prizm Draft Picks Football
Saturday, July 31
Time Product
10:30 AM 2021 Elite Football
11:45 AM 2021 UFC Select
2:30 PM 2021 Contenders Draft Picks Football
3:45 PM 2021 Chronicles Soccer H2
5:00 PM 2020-21 Contenders Basketball
Sunday, August 1
Time Product
10:30 AM 2020-21 Revolution Basketball Chinese New Year
11:45 AM 2021 Score Football
1:00 PM 2021 Diamond Kings Baseball
2:00 PM 2021 Prizm Draft Picks Football H2
Panini Silver Packs

Panini America is conducting the perennially popular Silver Packs Wrapper-Redemption promotion this year. The eligible-product list is short and the number of Silver Packs per box redeemed, for any number of reasons, is fewer than in years past. Show-goers can expect limited Silver Pack redemptions each day of the show while daily supplies last. As a Panini Authorized Show Dealer, boxes purchased from Steel City Collectibles are eligible for the Silver Pack redemptions. There will be a maximum of three boxes per person per transaction and full-case redemptions will not be allowed. The product breakdown for this year can be found in the table provided.

Product Silver Packs/Box
2020-21 Prizm Premier League Soccer Mega Box 1
2020-21 Court Kings Basketball International Blaster 1
2021 Absolute Baseball Hobby Box 1
2021 UFC Prizm Retail Box 2
2020 Chronicles Football Mega Box 1
Panini Kid's Crate

Panini America will be launching its first-ever Kids Crate line at the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention! Each Kids Crate will feature three Panini products plus one Promo Pack redemption!

Upper Deck

Upper Deck is excited to engage with fans during the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. While Upper Deck will not be exhibiting at the event this year, the collectibles giant will have a senior staff onsite and a variety of activities worth checking out, including VIP Gift Bags, giveaways, raffles, main stage programming, and more! Don't miss out on their wrapper redemption program!

Collectors making purchases on the box level from Certified Diamond Dealers in attendance can score Upper Deck’s Summer Black promotional packs directly from the shop’s booth. Participating shops will have signage touting these packs and they will be available while supplies last!

Upper Deck will run the company’s Expired Redemption Raffle on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the GTS Booth. Fans can submit expired autograph redemption cards with the scratch off codes (unscratched) from Upper Deck products on Friday and Saturday morning of the show for the draw on Saturday. The cards will be available to pick up at the show on Saturday with a state issued ID. Those who cannot pick them up in person will have the cards mailed to them after the show.

Upper Deck’s Customer Care team will be in the office and available to assist customers on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 to offer assistance during the National Sports Collectors Convention. Fans in attendance can reach out toll free at (800)873-7332, via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @UpperDeckAssist. To keep up to date on all the excitement from the National Sports Collectors Convention, please make sure you are following Upper Deck on social media. Use the hashtag #NSCC21 and #WeCollectUpperDeck to share any great pulls or fun moments from the show.

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