The sports memorabilia event of the year is just days away. Both sports fans and collectors are gearing up for the 35th annual National Sports Collectors Convention that will take place at the International Exposition (I-X) Center in Cleveland, Ohio from July 30th through August 3rd. As an event with strong tradition and support from all major manufacturers, grading services, and licensees, the National is a show that shouldn’t be missed.
With over 75 athletes from across all major leagues and professional sports planning to attend, the national truly caters to all fans and collectors. The extremely enticing lineup features NFL legends, like Barry Sanders, to baseball icons, such as Reggie Jackson, to Olympic Gold Medalists, including Sugar Ray Leonard, to NBA Hall of Famers, like Julius Erving. Fanatics Authentic Exclusive Athletes that plan to attend, also include Terry Francona and Jim Brown. Every athlete in attendance is scheduled for various autograph sessions to give fans and collectors the unique opportunity to witness the creation of their very own piece of sports memorabilia. Many athletes will also be available for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities that allow fans to get up close and personal to pose for a unique picture that will preserve their cherished memories of meeting their favorite sports icons at the show. The National Sports Collectors Convention will also host an assortment of activities to bring sports fans from all over the country together with events, including case breaks, auctions, giveaways, and more.
With a variety of ticket options, the National Sports Collectors Convention offers all fans and collectors the experience of a lifetime. General admission is only $18 per day for adults and free for children, ages 12 and under. The national show also gives sports fans a variety of inclusive VIP packages options, such as a standard VIP package for $129, which includes admission for all five days including the Sneak Peek, VIP gift package, 30 minute early admission each day, 12 selected free VIP autographs, access to the VIP lounge, and more, while the Super VIP package for $179.00 includes all of the VIP benefits, in addition to a doubled gift package, six additional VIP autographs, and weeklong parking. For fans and collectors that don’t want to wait in line, both VIP packages can be upgraded to all access for $229.00 and $279 respectively, which includes the added benefits of first in line privilege, authentication line priority, five free Tristar authentications, two photo opportunities, and more. Admission tickets are available for purchase online or at on-site at the Tristar ticket booth, as are vouchers for autographs, inscriptions, and photo-ops with each athlete at various prices.
Being the sports collectibles show of the year, Fanatics Authentic is pleased to participate with exclusive signings to acquire more unique products to offer fans and proud that Fanatics Authentic Exclusive Athletes will be in attendance of an event that touches the hearts of many.