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Dave and Adam's Card World at the 2015 National

The 36th National Sports Collectors Convention will take place at the Donald E Stephens Center in Chicago, Illinois from July 29th to August 2nd. For complete show information check out

Dave and Adam's Mega Booth Location

We will be located at Booth 854 in the Corporate Area. Our location is extremely close to all the manufacturer redemption areas!

What to expect at our booth:

  • Enormous selection of unopened boxes and cases
  • Live box/case breaks and content from the National floor
  • Random giveaways and promotions throughout the show

The National provides us with a great chance to meet collectors and put faces with names. We can't wait for the show!

Vintage Cards and Buying Booth

Located at Booth 509

We're bringing a large selection of older unopened boxes and vintage single cards. Our buyers will also be making cash offers on the spot for unopened boxes and cases, vintage single cards, high end modern single cards, complete sets, and more. Stop by booth 509 and check it out!

If you are bringing cards to the National that you are looking to sell, visit our booth or contact us in advance to set up an appointment by emailing or call us toll free at 1-888-440-9787 ext. 100.

DACW Live, Breaking at the National!

Located in the Case Break Pavilion

Sean and Alex will be breaking live all throughout the show from the Case Break Pavilion! Not attending the National? Don’t worry you can still buy into the breaks and we will bring the cards back and ship them to you.

Shop National Breaks

In addition to some pretty impressive breaks, Sean and Alex have tons of giveaways and random surprises planned!

Follow the guys on Twitter @DACWLiveBreaks and Instagram @dacwlivebreaks to catch all the action at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention.

Case Break Pavilion Hours:
  • Wednesday: 10am - Midnight
  • Thursday: 10am - Midnight
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 5pm

DACW Social Media for the Show

Follow @dacardworld on twitter for show updates.
Tweet at us and use the show hashtag #nsccshow

We'll be updating this page with all of the latest info as it comes out prior to the show.

Meet our National Concierge

Kevin Kramarz is your Dave and Adam's National Concierge for all promotions including the Panini VIP Party and Upper Deck Diamond Club Event. If you are interested in attending these events or have questions regarding any of the manufacturer promotions, contact Kevin by phone at 1-888-440-9787 ext. 137 or email him at

Kevin is here to help make your 2015 National Convention experience as enjoyable as possible. Contact him today to reserve products in advance for you to purchase at the show and to gain access into exclusive manufacturer events.

Get Your Redemption Products for Manufacturer Promotions at our Booth!

We'll have all the products you need to get in on manufacturer promotions at the show. There are some incredible promotions going on that are highlighted below. Get to our booth, get the products you need at great prices, and get the show only bonuses from the manufacturers.

  • Prominent Cuts Wrapper Redemption Program

    Upper Deck's Wrapper Redemption Program sees the return of Prominent Cuts as the special set for the National. Packs will have randomly inserted cards featuring stars from all over. Randomly inserted into these packs are incredibly limited autograph cards as well as six one-of-one cut autograph cards from deceased Chicago legends! Unlike previous years, the packs will be sealed in foil and include random cards so you would not need to attend each day of the show to put a set together.

    Collectors just need to purchase five (5) packs of the following products to receive one (1) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Pack.

    • 2014-15 Fleer Showcase Hockey
    • 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey
    • 2014-15 Masterpieces Hockey
    • 2014-15 SP Authentic Hockey
    • 2015 Goodwin Champions

    Collectors just need to purchase one (1) pack of 2014-15 SP Game-Used Hockey or 2014-15 UD Premier Hockey to receive three (3) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Packs.

    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 10:00 a.m. each day starting on Thursday and run as long as supplies last. Collectors can take advantage of the promotion up to four times per person, per day.

    Case Breaker Promotion

    Serious collectors who like cracking cases are in store for a very good time during the show as well! Collectors can open a sealed case purchased from a Certified Diamond Dealer at the show of 2014-15 Fleer Showcase Hockey (12 count case), 2014-15 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Hockey (16 count case), 2014-15 SP Authentic Hockey (12 box case), 2014-15 UD Premier Hockey (5 count case) or 2015 Goodwin Champions (16 count case) without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:

    (10) 2015 Upper Deck Prominent Cuts Promotional Packs
    (1) Case Breaker Raffle Ticket good for a random memorabilia item, premium hobby pack/box, premium trading card, or Prominent Cuts VIP Autograph card. The item selected will be immediately available to the participant.
    This promotion is limited to the first 75 collectors to take part in the promotion

    National Sports Collectors Convention VIP Set:

    Fans who purchase VIP tickets for the National Sports Collectors Convention will score a special five-card set from Upper Deck of the biggest names in the game.

    The Upper Deck Authenticated Experience:

    Last year Upper Deck brought you the Man Cave experience in Cleveland. This year they have some absolutely jaw-dropping items you will have to see to believe from the world’s greatest athletes. More details to come!

    The Upper Deck Premier Case Break

    Upper Deck will give everyday collectors the opportunity to experience a super-premium case breaking experience during the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention when they give out FREE spots to the Upper Deck Premier Case Break during their FREE Thursday night raffle. Upper Deck will select ten fans to be entered into the Upper Deck Premier Case Break which will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. on the main stage of the Case Breaker Pavilion. Collectors selected will watch live as Upper Deck staff crack open a ten count case of the highly anticipated 2014-15 NHL® UD Premier. Upper Deck will have some additional surprises for fans involved in the case break as well!

    Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt

    Collectors have enjoyed Upper Deck’s Random Acts of Kindness program and Upper Deck will bring the excitement around that event to the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention on Friday. Upper Deck will hide 25 sealed Random Acts of Kindness envelopes throughout the Convention Center to celebrate Upper Deck’s 25 years of producing NHL® and NHLPA licensed trading cards. Upper Deck will share clues at the company’s corporate booth throughout the day. Lucky collectors who track them down can score sweet prizes like apparel and product!

    Upper Deck will host a private reception near the National Sports Collectors Convention on Saturday night, August, 1. Current Diamond Club members in good standing are invited to attend, and potential candidates can earn an invitation during the show by supporting Certified Diamond Dealers selling new Upper Deck boxes and cases on site that week. Candidates need to be the top purchaser of Upper Deck new products from those Certified Diamond Dealers in attendance that week to earn the invitation. Certified Diamond Dealers will be easy to spot with big yellow Upper Deck balloons at their booths. More details to come on this event!

    Expired Redemption Raffle:

    Upper Deck will accept expired redemption cards at the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention to be entered into a drawing for 100 different prize cards available immediately at the show. The drawing will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and redemptions need to be received in by 10:30 a.m. that morning.

    FREE Raffles/Giveaways:

    Upper Deck will host FREE raffles every day at the Upper Deck booth with the exception of Friday where the giveaway will come in the form of the Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt detailed above. Here is a schedule for those giveaways, make sure to be at the Upper Deck booth immediately prior to these times to get a FREE raffle ticket:

    • Wednesday, July 29 - 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, July 30 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, July 31 - Upper Deck Random Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt all day long
    • Saturday, August 1 - 1:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 2 - 1:00 p.m.
  • VIP Party

    On August 1 in Chicago, the Panini America National VIP Party returns, intent on another epic night.

    In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub elbows with sports royalty in a laid-back atmosphere, VIP Party attendees also will receive 500 National Silver Packs at the Panini America booth upon qualifying. They’ll also receive special Gold VIP packs at the party Saturday night and autographed 8 by 10s from every VIP guest in attendance.

    Collectors can gain entry into the exclusive, invitation-only National VIP Party by purchasing $7,500 worth of the following qualifying Panini America VIP Party and wrapper-redemption products:

    • 2015 Cooperstown Baseball
    • 2015 Donruss Baseball
    • 2015 Elite Baseball
    • 2015 Stars & Stripes USA Baseball
    • 2014-15 Donruss Basketball
    • 2014-15 NBA Hoops Basketball
    • 2014-15 Paramount Basketball
    • 2014-15 Prestige Basketball
    • 2014-15 Prizm Basketball
    • 2014-15 Totally Certified Basketball
    • 2015 Clear Vision Football
    • 2015 Contenders Draft Picks Football
    • 2015 Prestige Football
    • 2015 Prizm Collegiate Draft Picks Football
    • 2015 Americana
    • 2015 Country Music

    Wrapper Redemption:

    Multi-Sport Base & Rookie Card Sets:

    Rookie cards will be numbered to 499 and there will be an additional 25 Memorabilia Rookie Cards numbered to 99

    College Variations Subset:

    A 15 card chase set highlighted by college baseball shots of NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Jameis Winston.

    Team Colors Insert Set:

    This year’s Team Colors chase features 10 players near and dear to the hearts of most Windy City fans, including Scottie Pippen, Jimmy Butler, Matt Forte and Dick Butkus.

    Legends Insert Sets:

    Original Player Sketch Cards & Autograph Cards:

    These special inclusions will be randomly inserted into Panini America’s 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention wrapper-redemption packs and include original works of art from the likes of Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, Jaelen Strong, Shabazz Napier and more, and Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 autographs from the likes of Michael Strahan, Ray Guy, Andre Reed and more.

    Panini will also be doing free Kids Breaks and Live Redemption Card Trade-up during the week of the National at their booth (#846).
  • Wednesday VIP Party

    The Topps Company is proud to host The National Sports Collectors Convention VIP Party to kick off the National Sports Collection Convention in Rosemont, IL, on Wednesday, July 29.

    The VIP party, which is set to begin at 2:30 p.m., will feature free autograph guests - baseball favorites Rollie Fingers and Bret Saberhagen, and hockey Hall of Famer Pierre Pilote. Topps will giveaway great prizes throughout the party.

    VIPs will want to check out their bags as Topps is offering ‘cards that never were’ featuring Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays on 1953 Bowman designs. VIPs will receive a 4-card pack of these cards produced exclusively for the 36th National.

    The VIP Party is just the start of the fun Topps is offering at the National Sports Collectors Convention. Make sure you visit the Topps Corporate Booth #870 throughout the week for exclusive wrapper redemption cards, giveaways, case breaks, a chance to chat with Topps employees and more.

    Topps Q&A

    A two-hour, question-and-answer session during the show on Saturday morning. The session is available for the first 150 people to sign up at the Topps booth.

    Allen & Ginter® box redemptions

    In celebration of Allen & Ginter’s 10th anniversary, Topps has created exclusive Allen & Ginter die-cut cards featuring baseball, football and other figures, which are only available at the National.

    Each sealed hobby box of Allen & Ginter brought the Topps booth will yield one exclusive pack of either baseball or football subjects with the chance at special autographs. The hobby box must be opened at the Topps booth in front of a Topps employee. Available while supplies last.

    Gypsy Queen® box redemption:

    Collectors get a chance to get a three-card pack of Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton on the 2015 Gypsy Queen design. To get one of these exclusive packs – which may contain rare parallels – bring one sealed hobby box of select 2014 or 2015 Topps® products (listed below).

    Hobby boxes eligible for the Gypsy Queen redemption include:

    • Baseball
      • All 2015 Topps® and Bowman® Baseball hobby boxes, excluding Opening Day.
    • Football
      • 2014 Bowman® Football
      • 2014 Bowman® Chrome® Football
      • 2014 Bowman® Sterling® Football
      • 2014 Topps® Chrome® Football
      • 2014 Topps® Chrome® Mini Football
      • 2014 Topps® Platinum Football
      • 2014 Topps® Prime Football
      • 2014 Topps® SupremeTM Football
      • 2014 Topps Finest® Football
      • 2014 Topps Fire™ Football
      • 2014 Topps® Football Jumbo HTA
      • 2014 Topps Museum™ Collection Football
      • 2014 Topps® Triple Threads® Football
      • 2014 Topps® Valor® Football
      • 2015 Bowman® Football.
    • Soccer
      • 2015 MLS Soccer Hobby Box
    • UFC
      • 2015 Topps UFC Knockout Hobby Box


    Topps will be holding Pack Wars and other games throughout the National with prizes given out to winners. Stop by the Topps booth for a schedule of games.

    Wall Art & Oversized cards:

    Topps will be selling oversized Topps® High Tek™ cards.

    Case breaks:

    Topps will be doing several case breaks during the week of the National. The first case break at the Breakers Pavilion will be 2015 Topps® Tier One® Baseball. The National Sports Collectors Convention will give slots away. Follow their various social media accounts for a chance at a spot in the break.

    Topps will also be holding a free break every day at the National. Stop by the Topps booth for a raffle ticket for a free spot into the break.

  • 3rd Annual Beckett National Covers Card Set

    One part of the big-show experience is the cool stuff made only for the event — cards or memorabilia that can only be collected there. At this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, Beckett Media will once again release a Beckett Covers set that can be collected simply by visiting the booths of dealers and group-breakers on the show floor.

    This year, though, there’s an added twist — an autographed prize for those who take the challenge and complete the set during the show.

    If you are one of the first 200 fans to collect all 15 Covers cards and present it at the Beckett booth for documentation (all cards will be serial-numbered), Beckett will have one blind-wrapped and BGS-slabbed autograph card for you. The card will be one of 10 different covers not found in the standard set and each of them will be signed by the star appearing on the past magazine cover.

    There will be a limit of 50 autographed cards awarded per day beginning on Thursday, July 30, for what might be the ultimate scavenger hunt at the NSCC — an extra attraction and project for collectors spending time at the show.

    This year’s standard set is headlined by Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant who appears on five of the 15 covers along with Michael Jordan as a member of the Chicago White Sox and also with the Chicago Bulls — all seen just as they appeared on their past issues of various Beckett magazines. Others included are Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews, Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., NASCAR star Danica Patrick, Texas Rangers rookie Joey Gallo and one-time MLB spring standout and comedy legend Will Ferrell. There also will be a cameo by golf star Jordan Spieth on one card — find the August issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly for more on that.

    Who can be found on the first full autograph checklist for the third NSCC Beckett Covers set? Here’s a rundown:

    1. Emmitt Smith, Dallas Cowboys icon and Hall of Famer
    2. Bo Jackson, multi-sport star and iconic Nike pitchman
    3. Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox star and Hall of Famer
    4. Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles icon and Hall of Famer
    5. Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds icon and all-time hit king
    6. Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals icon and Hall of Famer
    7. Mike Modano, Dallas Stars icon and Hall of Famer
    8. Jose Canseco, Oakland A’s star and first 40-40 player
    9. Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls star and Hall of Famer
    10. Mike Tyson, boxing legend and Hall of Famer

    Look for full details and instructions on where to go during the show at the Beckett Media booth.

  • Leaf Trading Cards will once be holding a redemption program for those in attendance at the 36th National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago.

    Those coming to the Leaf booth and breaking a box of either 2015 Leaf Legends of Sport, 2015 Leaf Clear Football, 2015 Leaf Pop Century, 2014-15 Leaf In The Game Used, or 2015 Leaf Masterworks: Sports Edition will receive a seven-card bonus pack containing exclusive cards featuring the iconic 1990 Leaf Baseball design. As an additional bonus, one in every seven packs will contain an autographed card.

    In addition to the bonus packs Leaf will provide for each box, those choosing to break a case of any of the above products will be given an additional autograph bonus pack. Containing a card limited to 10 copies or less, these autographs draw from a broad range of sports and there will be many superstar signatures to pull.

    Leaf will be located at booth #858 and those wishing to participate must open their boxes for the first time while being supervised by a staff member and all cases must be factory sealed. The seal on the case must be broken only in front of one of Leaf’s staff members as well.


    Purchase a Tristar packaged product; receive a free Tristar bag and be registered for incredible hourly treasure drawings

    How to participate
    1. Purchase any Tristar packaged product on the National show floor from an exhibitor
    2. Bring the sealed/wrapped Tristar packaged product to the the Tristar Promotion Redemption counter in the Autograph Pavilion, next to the Tristar Official Show Merchandise Booth.
    3. Receive a Free Tristar Bag, and enter to be eligible for hourly drawings for memorabilia
    Hourly Treasure Drawings for these items & more!
  • VIP Card Set:

    Super Break will be taking a very active role in this year's 36th National Sports Collectors Convention! Each VIP will receive a special Super Break/Onyx 5-card Rookie Pack made exclusively for the 36th National. The 6th card to complete the set will be given away at the Super Break Booth #1228 in the Case Break Pavilion.

    Rookies included in the set are Greg Bird, Bradley Zimmer, Rafael Devers, Derek Fisher, Yadier Alvarez and Luis Severino.

    The company is also sponsoring a Super Break/Ripping National Media Break, Super Deluxe Case with 10 signed and authenticated jerseys from Chicago athletes including Champions and All Stars from the Blackhawks, Bulls, White Sox, Cubs and Bears. The Break is open to the public on Wednesday, 7/29 at 6PM on the Collectibles Main Stage.

    Look for the Super Break National Exclusive "Heavy Hitters" product, made for Breakers, in the Case Break Pavilion. Pre-buy your break spots as this product is Super Limited and packing heat!

    Super Surprises will be occurring daily so make sure to visit The Super Break Company, Booth #1228 - Producer of top products, art pieces and more!

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