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Dave and Adam's Card World at the 2019 National

The 40th National Sports Collectors Convention will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago from July 31st - August 4th. For complete show information visit NSCCShow.com.

Dave and Adam's Mega Booth Location

We will be located in the Corporate Pavilion at booth #842. Our location puts you right in the middle of all the manufacturers so you can take advantage of all their promotions!

What to expect at our booth:

  • Enormous selection of unopened boxes and cases
  • 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

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 buying@dacardworld.com or call us toll free at 1-888-440-9787 x105.

Our experienced team of buyers are coming to the show looking to BUY and will be making CASH offers on the spot for the following items:

Sports Cards
  • Unopened Boxes & Cases (all years, all sports)
  • Complete Sets & Singles (Pre-1985 all sports)
  • PSA, BGS, SGC Graded Rookies, Vintage & Complete Sets
  • Quality Singles, & Entire Collections of Modern Game Used & Autograph Inserts
  • Common Autograph and Memorabilia Cards
  • Vintage Commons (Pre-1970) in VG to NM-MT Condition
Autographs/Memorabilia
  • Certified Autographs (USA, PSA/DNA, JSA, Fanatics, Steiner, TriStar, Etc.) of Athletes, Celebrities and Historical Figures on Photos, Balls, Jerseys, Perez Steele, etc.
Entertainment Cards
  • Unopened Boxes
  • Autograph and Prop Insert Cards
  • Vintage Sers and Singles (Pre-1986)
Comic Books
  • Golden, Silver, Bronze, Copper Age and select Modern Graded & Non-Graded, Pre-Code, Fanzines, Individual Books and Complete Collections

Live Box Breaks


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 & Adam's National Concierge for all manufacturer promotions including Upper Deck and Panini's VIP Parties! 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@dacardworld.com.

Kevin is here to help make your 2019 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.

  • Upper Deck to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at the 2019 National

    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.

    The case breaker promotion is available to ONE COLLECTOR per day while supplies last

    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.

    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.”

    Kidority Kards
    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.

    Daily Raffles
    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!

    Just like Upper Deck did around the recent NHL Draft, fans attending the National can use Snapchat to make a custom digital trading card at the show venue!

    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.

  • NSCC Bowman Pack Redemption

    Similar to last year's program, collectors who want to get their hands on the  NSCC-exclusive Bowman redemption packs will have to purchase select hobby boxes from a dealer at the National. Once they do, the will receive a specially marked sticker which they will then need to bring to the Topps booth with the sealed box to redeem for a pack. Each pack contains four exclusive Bowman cards with a chance at autographs and rare refractors.

    Depending on the product purchased, a single box is eligible for either one or two redemption packs. See the table below for eligible boxes and the number of packs that can be redeemed per box. There is a limit of 12 packs per person, per transaction, and packs are only available while supplies last.

    Each day of the show, there will be a limited number of packs available to spread it across the duration of the NSCC.

    The redemption line will open Thursday-Sunday at 11:30 am. Wednesday the pack redemption line will open at 5 pm.

    2019 Hobby Products # of Packs
    MLS Soccer 1
    Series 1 Baseball Hobby 1
    Inception Baseball 1
    Pro Debut Baseball 1
    Series 2 Baseball Hobby 1
    Stadium Club Baseball 1
    Allen & Ginter Baseball 1
    Archives Signatures Active Player Baseball 1
    Champions League Chrome Soccer 1
    Champions League Finest 1
    Champions League Museum Collection 1
    Heritage Baseball 1
    Gypsy Queen Baseball 1
    Finest Baseball 1
    Chrome Baseball Hobby 1
    Bundesliga Chrome Soccer 1
    WWE Summerslam 1
    Series 1 Baseball Jumbo 2
    Series 2 Baseball Jumbo 2
    Bowman Baseball Hobby 2
    Tier One Baseball 2
    Museum Collection Baseball 2
    Chrome Baseball Jumbos 2
    Bowman Baseball Jumbos 2
    Definitive 2
    UFC Knockout 2
    Bundesliga Museum Soccer 2
    WWE Undisputed 2

    Pack Wars

    Pack Wars with Alan Narz is back!

    It's loud. It's crazy. It's a lot of fun.

    To participate, come to the Topps booth at the designated times (see the show schedule on the floor), for a chance to win Topps prizes. Everyone who plays gets a free pack of cards.

    Case breaks

    Ever wanted to learn more about case breaks? Here's your chance. Topps will host several case breakers at the booth throughout the show.

    Stop by the Topps booth and see a case break live in action. Find the full schedule of case breaks at the booth.

    Hunter Greene signing

    Top Cincinnati Reds prospect Hunter Greene is headed to Chicago. Greene, the No. 2 overall pick in 2017, will be signing special cards made just for the NSCC, limited to the first 100 people per day.

    Time: Friday, 2-3 pm; Saturday, 11 am-noon

    Artist Graig Kreindler signing

    Many sports fans know the great work of artist Graig Kreindler. Kreindler has worked with Topps this year on the 150 Years of Baseball set, exclusively sold on Topps.com.

    His artwork has featured many of the most iconic players throughout baseball history.

    Kreinder will be signing prints included as a gift-with-purchase for the 150th Anniversary set being sold at the NSCC. There is a maximum of three autographs per person, per day.

    Time: Thursday, 2-3 pm.

    Meet Master Chef Graham Elliot

    As a big baseball card collector, Graham Elliot was the perfect person to be featured in 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter. Now meet the master chef at the Topps booth where he will sign specially made cards for the show.

    Time: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm

    AUTOGRAPH SIGNERS HAVE THE RIGHT REFUSE ANY REQUEST OR ITEM.

    Topps Q&A

    For the last several years, Topps has held a question-and-answer session with its executives. Collectors can come to the event, ask their burning questions while food and drinks are being served.

    Sign up at the Topps booth because there is a limited amount of seats available.

    Time: Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm

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