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The 2019 National Sports Collectors Convention is the largest sports collectibles show in the world and you’re invited to help celebrate Upper Deck’s 30th Anniversary! The trading card giant is the leader in fan engagement and will be running a variety of promotions at the 2019 NSCC that collectors will love! Make your travel plans to be in Rosemont, IL from Wednesday, July 31 – Sunday, August 4, 2019 to take part in the show!
VIP’s 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 Multi-Sport is Back!
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 we do not anticipate they will last throughout the weekend!
Watching fan’s reactions to opening Monumental boxes is always awesome!
Wrapper Redemption programs will be available throughout the show for NSCC exclusive Prominent Cuts black packs. Visit an Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealer in attendance, purchase a sealed hobby box that qualifies for the program and score. We 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 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 from a Certified Diamond Dealer 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), or 2019 Goodwin Champions (16 count case) without waiting in any lines at any time throughout the show to receive the following:
The case breaker promotion is available to ONE COLLECTOR per day while supplies last. Drawing for these prizes can be very exciting, especially when we get down to the last few available. Check this out:
You can grab your packs, boxes and cases directly from Upper Deck Certified Diamond Dealers (CDD’s) in attendance that will have large yellow balloons flying above their booths. Worthy of note, Baseball Card King and BCW Supplies are partnering on a promotion to provide free card sleeves and toploaders for Upper Deck promotional cards at the National. Visit them at booth 646 with your Upper Deck exclusive NSCC cards for assistance there.
Upper Deck Authenticated Sales
Upper Deck is the category leader in authentic signed sports memorabilia so you can bet we will be providing Chicago fans with some jaw-dropping collectibles they will want to score from our 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 book, 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! We will have a leaderboard and fans can earn points for purchases of Upper Deck boxes, cases, UDA items and Monumental boxes purchased and opened on site. The collectors with the most points by Friday at 12:00 p.m. will earn invitations to the party. Visit the Upper Deck booth for details on how you can earn entry to this National party that is a must attend event for National attendees. 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. Important note – The venue for the party is 21 and older so no children will be able to attend the event this year unfortunately.
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 we 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! We 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, we will work with our 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.