#41: 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention: Day 4

Correction in Dialogue: At 11:07, we discuss the 1990 White Sox Coke set and how it entered market. Corrections: This set wasn't included into packs of Coca-Cola products; it was only released as a Stadium Giveaway at Comiskey Park in 1990. Confirmed by Rick Hirst and Ross Clark.


Today was another great day. As we continued our strategic tour through the showroom in an attempt to cover each aisle, we saw some amazing things that left us literally speechless. I think we may have witnessed another one of those Best Of collections, this time with cut signatures. I learned my lesson earlier in the week by not asking what people do for a living after seeing that they own some of the most exquisite examples of sportscards. I’m just curious because it helps me learn more about which industries yield the highest returns. Long story short on that one is that I think that the recipient of that original question took slight offense. I apologized, of course, as my intention was strictly benign in nature and came from a place of pure curiousity. Anyway, since I was so intrigued with the cut signatures collection I saw on Day 4, I was curious to know how the owner made (makes) his money. When you have a look at some of these pieces, you may wonder the same thing. Take your time when looking at these pics.

2015 NSCC Lot #15

2015 NSCC Lot #14

2015 NSCC Lot #13

2015 NSCC Lot #12

Feel free to look at those again if you need to as there’s a lot to process there. I was shocked when I saw them all in one place. This is just one example of the many world class collections found at the National Convention. As we continued to walk through the floor, I found a variety of other collections and singles of monolithic proportions and equal significance. I’m not in a financial position to enjoy such epic acquisitions but I am in a position to take free pics.

2015 NSCC Lot #7

2015 NSCC Lot #6

2015 NSCC Lot #5

Here are 23 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards. This card is a staple at a lot of large shows like this one but this is the first time I’ve seen them in this quantity and in a number that matches his jersey number.

2015 NSCC Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Topps Chrome #138 Refractor PSA lot

It’s my understanding that those 1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant rookie cards were only available in retail packs. This was the first time I’ve ever seen one of these in person. Five in a row!? Unreal.

Here are two more I found. I could probably put a down payment on a house for the funds required to bring these beauties home. I love this stuff.

2015 NSCC Lot #10

Update 12/29/16 – At 11:10, we discuss the 1990 White Sox Coke set and how it entered market. Corrections: This set wasn’t included into packs of Coca-Cola products; it was only released as a Stadium Giveaway at Comiskey Park in 1990. Confirmed by Rick Hirst and Ross Clark.

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