One week from right now, the 2012 edition of hobby heaven on earth known as the National Sports Collectors Convention will open its Baltimore Convention Center doors for the first of five straight days full of memorabilia, autographs, excitement and fun.
One week from right now, the 2012 edition of hobby heaven on earth known as the National Sports Collectors Convention will open its Baltimore Convention Center doors, kicking off five straight days full of memorabilia, autographs, excitement and fun.
And that’s just at the Panini America booth.
Simply, there’s not a more action-packed, hair-raising, goose-bumpy time of year for all of us here than National time. And today, we continue to count down these final pre-show days by previewing just some of the National-exclusive autograph and memorabilia cards loaded into this year’s Panini America wrapper-redemption program.
While autograph cards tend to speak for themselves (and we have plenty in the gallery below that will do a lot of talking), we’ve also produced some of the most memorable memorabilia cards you’ve likely seen in quite some time. Among the most unique? Cards incorporating massive swatches of player-used, sweat-soaked towels from the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, and jerseys and hats worn on stage during the NFL Draft the last two years.
And we may have another trick or three up our memorabilia-card sleeve in the coming days, so stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for that. In the coming days, we’ll also provide additional information on other aspects of our wrapper-redemption program, including previews of our autographed instant-win prizes, a few more National-only cards and more.
But for now, enjoy this savory sneak peek — including behind-the-scenes images showing cards being built — at many of the hits guaranteed to keep the Panini America booth buzzing all National long.