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The National Sports Collectors Convention returns July 28-Aug. 1 after a one-year absence due to the pandemic. 

The 41st annual convention, the largest in the sports collectible industry, returns to the Chicago area for the 13th time in its 40-year history and the 10th time at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. 

The event is expected to draw one of the largest crowds in the history of The National and once again features a star-studded lineup of autograph signers

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Here's a look at the complete schedule for the five-day event. 

41ST NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS COVENTION

DONALD E STEPHENS CONVENTION CENTER (DES)

TICKET INFO: To purchase tickets in advance, go to nsccshow.com/tickets. (Kids 12 & under are free)

NOTE: All VIP & Super VIP tickets are sold out.

AUTOGRAPH TICKETS: To purchase autograph tickets, go to tristarproductions.com/national

TENTATIVE 2021 SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JULY 27

8-4:30 Corporate Registration — DES Lobby

8-4:30 Corporate Move-In

8-4:30 Dealer Registration — DES Lobby

8-4:30 Early Dealer Set-Up (advance registration)

10am-12am Ripping Wax Case Break Pavilion

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

(Sneak Peek Night)

8-2pm Dealer Registration — DES Lobby

8-2pm Corporate Registration — DES Lobby

8-2pm Dealer/Corporate Move-In (Sneak Peek 3:30)

10-8pm VIP & GA Ticket Sales — DES Lobby

10-7pm VIP Registration & Gift Distribution — DES Lobby

10-12am Ripping Wax Case Break Pavilion

2:30-4pm Pristine Auctions VIP Party — DES Hall F

3-4pm Free VIP Signings DES Hall F

3:30-8pm Memory Lane Sneak Peek for VIPs

4-8pm Memory Lane Sneak Peek open to public

4:30-6:30 Sneak Peek Free Autographs

THURSDAY, JULY 29

8:30-6pm VIP & GA Ticket Sales — DES Lobby

8:30-6pm VIP Registration & Gift Distribution — DES Lobby

8:30-6pm Show Floor Open to Exhibitors

9:30-6pm Show Floor Open to VIPs

10-6pm Show Floor Open to Public

10-12am Ripping Wax Case Break Pavilion

6:30pm NSCC Annual Meeting Dealer Exhibitors (Conference Center Room 5)

FRIDAY, JULY 30

7:15-9:15am Booth Selection Lottery (Conference Center Room 12)

8:30-6pm VIP & GA Ticket Sales — DES Lobby

8:30-6pm VIP Registration & Gift Distribution — DES Lobby

8:30-6pm Show Floor Open to Exhibitors

9:30-6pm Show Floor Open to VIPs

10-6pm Show Floor Open to Public

10-6pm Ripping Wax Case Break Pavilion

SATURDAY, JULY 31

7:15-9:15am Booth Selection Lottery (Conference Center Room 12)

8-6pm VIP & GA Ticket Sales — DES Lobby

8:30-6pm VIP Registration & Gift Distribution — DES Lobby

8:30-6pm Show Floor Open to Exhibitors

9:30-6pm Show Floor Open to VIPs

10-6pm Show Floor Open to Public

10-6pm Ripping Wax Case Break Pavilion

SUNDAY, AUG. 1

8-9:15am Booth Selection Lottery (Conference Center Room 12)

8:30-4pm VIP & GA Ticket Sales — DES Lobby

8:30-4pm VIP Registration & Gift Distribution — DES Lobby

8:30-5pm Show Floor Open to Exhibitors

9:30-5pm Show Floor Open to VIPs

10-5pm Show Floor Open to Public

10-5pm Ripping Wax Case Break Pavilion

5-12am Exhibitor Move-Out