The 40th National Sports Collectors Convention will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago from July 31st through August 4th. With a little over 2 weeks before the show, manufactures are starting to release all their promotions that will be taking place at the National.
This year, Upper Deck will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary at the the convention. Let’s take a look at the variety of promotions that they have planned for the NSCC.
Show attendees with VIP admission can score a special 5-card set from Upper Deck made exclusively for the NSCC. Players will include Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Serena Williams, Ben Simmons and DeAndre Ayton!
Monumental returns from Upper Deck Authenticated with 125 blind boxes featuring five (5) signed UDA multi-sport items per box for $1000 plus tax. There will be several spokesperson themed hot boxes where multiple items will be signed by a superstar athlete like Ben Simmons, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Connor McDavid, LeBron James or Michael Jordan. There will also be larger than life redemptions for items too large to fit in the Monumental boxes that will be fulfilled on site! IMPORTANT NOTE: In the past this product has been allocated to a certain number of boxes available each day, that will NOT be the case this year. If you want to grab a Monumental box, make plans to grab one as soon as you arrive as Upper Deck does not anticipate they will last throughout the weekend!
Wrapper Redemption programs will be available throughout the show for NSCC exclusive Prominent Cuts black packs. Visit Dave & Adam’s at booth #842 (right next to Upper Deck…convenient huh) to purchase a sealed hobby box that qualifies for the program and score. Upper Deck will take the wrappers, you keep the cards you opened and you will be gifted a special Upper Deck Black pack that features a bevy of exciting content including Top Shelf NHL Rookie cards and autographs!
Pack Breaker Promotion
To receive one (1) 2019 Upper Deck National Black pack collectors just need to purchase:
Five (5) packs of 2019 Goodwin Champions, 2018-19 NHL® Upper Deck Series Two, 2018-19 NHL® Synergy, 2018-19 NHL® ICE, 2018-19 NHL® O-Pee-Chee Platinum, 2018-19 NHL® Chronology or 2018-19 NHL® SP Authentic and open them at the Upper Deck corporate booth.
NHL® Stanley Cup Champion Promotion
To receive one (1) 2019 Upper Deck NHL Stanley Cup Champion set, you just need to purchase any five packs of a 2018-19 NHL® Upper Deck hobby product.
Case Breaker Promotion
Collectors who like cracking cases are in store for a very good time during the show! Collectors can open a sealed case purchased at the show of:
- 2018-19 NHL® ICE (20 count case)
- 2018-19 NHL® Synergy (20 count case)
- 2018-19 NHL® O-Pee-Chee Platinum (16 count case)
- 2018-19 NHL® Chronology (16 count case)
- 2019 Goodwin Champions (16 count case)
- 2018-19 NHL Ultimate Collection (16 count case)
To receive the following:
- Eight (8) 2019 Upper Deck National Black packs
- One (1) 2019 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions uncut sheet
- One (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.
Upper Deck Authenticated Sales
Upper Deck is the category leader in authentic signed sports memorabilia so you can bet they will be providing Chicago fans with some jaw-dropping collectibles they will want to score from their staff on site; especially from UDA exclusive spokesman Michael Jordan. You’ve got to see the amazing items available and talk with staff about how you can bring them home at a great price.
Upper Deck Diamond Club Member & Candidate Reception
Based on support of Upper Deck’s wrapper redemption programs, Monumental sales and UDA sales at the Upper Deck booth, fans can earn an invitation to the company’s exclusive Diamond Club Reception on Friday evening with a special athlete experience and tons of prizes! The party is at a private off-site location and fans who earn an invite will have details provided on site about where to be and when on Friday night.
Interested in finding out more about this great event? Kevin Kramarz is your National Concierge, contact Kevin and he will be happy to provide details on how you can earn entry to this National party that is a must attend event for National attendees.
Upper Deck Breakers Lounge
Upper Deck learned a long time ago that fans don’t like waiting in lines to take advantage of these wrapper redemption promotion so they cultivated a fan-friendly booth set up where collectors can break in comfort and staff will bring them their items directly. It’s a different type of experience from a company that can only be called, “The Collector’s Choice.”
Kids are the future of the hobby and Upper Deck is bringing in the charity Kidority Kards to have a presence in the company’s corporate booth. Kids should stop by to meet the Kidority Kards crew who will be handing out free Upper Deck cards and goodies for fans in attendance. Kidority Kards is a charity focused on sharing the hobby with the next generation of collectors. They will be accepting Upper Deck cards at the booth to repackage for kids they work with and accepting donations to help them with supplies and shipping expenses. Adult collectors should consider a donation to donate to this cause.
Each day Upper Deck will host FREE raffles to say thank you to fans for helping to make Upper Deck the best in the business. Try to arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the draw to get a free ticket where you can score insert cards, signed memorabilia, sealed product, Upper Deck gear and more! Here is a schedule of those raffles:
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. (Some lucky winners of this raffle will earn the opportunity to be a part of Upper Deck’s Ultimate Case Break on Saturday)
Saturday: 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m.
Upper Deck Ultimate Case Break
Upper Deck will also host the Ultimate Case Break live on the Mike Berkus main stage that fans cans earn a free entry in during a free daily raffle! Upper Deck will open up a variety of exciting Upper Deck product LIVE on the main stage so this is a big thrill for fans who have never opened these types of products to be a part of. Join us at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to check that out!
Collation Game with Go GTS Live
Shortly after the Upper Deck Ultimate Case Break, Upper Deck will work with their friends from Go GTS Live for the annual Collation Contest open to kids age 8-12. If you are attending the National with a youngster in that age range, stop by the Mike Berkus main stage to get a ticket to participate starting at 2:00. It is FREE to participate and always a lot of fun with great prizes courtesy of Upper Deck!
Custom Upper Deck Snapchat Filter
NSCC attendees can take photos at the National and make them into their very own digital Upper Deck card using a custom Snapchat filter that will be available each day of the show on the show floor during these times:
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fans can also capture video content using that Upper Deck filter to make their own talking trading card!
Expired Redemption Raffle
Fans who submitted expired redemptions to Upper Deck will have the opportunity to claim their cards starting Saturday morning through Sunday night. Fans can also drop off expired redemptions for the next draw in the Fall. For more details on the expired redemption raffle, check out this blog story.