Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Great News for the National!!

One of my biggest knocks on the National Sports Collectors Convention is their inability to market it properly. It's not enough to simply promote it within traditional Hobby venues. It's like preaching to the choir. We know what it is, when it is, and weknow how to find out who is going to be there. This is a once a year opportunity to expand the Hobby and receive some mainstream press. However, the mainstream press, left to their own accord, will put any sort of spin they want to on it, good, bad or indifferent. In recent years we have had major news outlets point out that none other than the FBI has attended our industries biggest showcase event. Not exactly the kind of press you want.

Today it was announced that the NSCC has contracted with Schulte Sports, a full service sports marketing and public relations agency. This is a copy of the press release.

The National Sports Collectors Convention Retains Schulte Sports to Spearhead Marketing and Public Relations for their 2010 Baltimore Convention


Woodstock, MD – Schulte Sports, Inc., a full-service sports marketing and public relations agency, today announced that it has been retained by The National Sports Collectors Convention, the nation’s premier showcase event for the sports and entertainment collectibles industry, to spearhead marketing and public relations initiatives for their 2010 event.
The 31st annual National Sports Collectors Convention will held, for the first time, in Baltimore, at the Baltimore Convention Center August 4 -8, 2010. The five (5) day event is the largest collectibles show in the country, with dealers from all over the country exhibiting, including vintage and new cards, game-used and vintage memorabilia dealers, major trading card manufacturers, the top grading services companies and auction houses, not to mention Hall of Fame and current superstar athletes from every sport signing autographs at the TriStar Autograph Pavilion.

"Schulte Sports is very honored to be associated with of one of the greatest sports collectible events in the country, said Ray Schulte – President Schulte Sports /Auctions. "And we are very excited that The National Sports Collectors Convention will be coming to Baltimore, Maryland for the very first time".

The National Sports Collectors Convention will bring to town, approximately 60 – 70 of the greatest Hall of Famers and current superstar athletes from every sport to sign autographs at the event’s TriStar Autograph Pavilion, including but not limited to; Brooks Robinson, Cal Ripken, Joe Montana, Willie Mays, Bart Starr and Tom Seaver, to mention a few. In addition, The National Sports Collectors Convention corporate sponsors will be handing out free giveaways and prizes throughout the five (5) days.

"Ray Schulte brings a tremendous knowledge of the collectibles industry, previously consulting with MLB, the NFL, NHL and NBA, as it pertains to the collectibles set-up at their All-Star and Super Bowl events, said Mike Berkus, Co-Founder The National Sports Collectors Convention. " We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Ray and his team at Schulte Sports."
For more information concerning The National Sports Collectors Convention please visit their website www.nsccshow.com and www.SchulteSports.com for the latest player signature up-dates, corporate sponsored promotions and ticket information.

Media Contact: Ray Schulte
(410) 350-6226


James said...

I'd to see them do more in Baltimore than have the show from 9am - 6pm. Lets have some events at the Dave & Busters, and a night out at an Orioles game.

I know it's marketing contract, but I'd like to see them drive some and influence some changes to the show's content.

mfw13 said...

Who cares? Get back to me when the National comes west of the Mississippi again or south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Until then call the National what it is....a regional show serving the Northeastern corner of the US run by self-serving dealers who couldn't give a hoot about collectors in the other parts of the country.

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

I understand your frustration but location was voted on by the participating dealers at the last Anaheim show if I remember corretly

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