PSA Unveils Booth Plans for 41st National3 min read

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the hobby’s biggest sports collectibles show of the year is nearly upon us! PSA is happy to announce that the industry’s leading card grading company will be providing on-site authentication and grading services at the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC), which will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, from Wed., July 28, through Sun., August 1.

“It’ll be a great opportunity for us to connect with customers, fellow hobbyists and business partners,” said PSA President Steve Sloan.

PSA’s booth attracted quite a crowd during its last visit to Chicago in 2019.

PSA’s booth (#1531) will be providing on-site authentication, grading and encapsulation for all cards including crossovers, reviews and dual-service. PSA will not be accepting submissions of tickets, packs, coins or pins. In an effort to provide collectors who will be attending the show an opportunity to get their submissions turned around in Chicago, PSA is bringing a dedicated team of operations personnel and graders to the event. Please note that PSA is requiring collectors to use the online submission center to place their orders prior to visiting the booth. PSA no longer accepts carbon copy submission forms. Computers and printers will be available at the booth. Please also take note that PSA will not be accepting drop-off submissions for any take-home service levels. Every submission needs to be received, graded and returned to customers at the venue.

On-site card grading fees will start at $250 per card and all “End of Show” orders must be submitted and received by Saturday, July 31, at 12 noon CDT. Any “End of Day” orders must be submitted by 12 noon CDT for same-day service. PSA will be encapsulating all sizes of cards including thick memorabilia/patch cards. However, PSA will not be offering on-site bulk discounts at The National, and no existing Collectors Club vouchers will be accepted for on-site service.

Stop by booth #1531 and you could get a free T-shirt!

On the autograph authentication front, PSA will also be offering a “Show Signer” special for items signed at the show for a discounted rate of $10. A $15 “Single-Signed Baseball” authentication special will also be in effect for any baseballs with an original authentication fee of $35 or less. Autograph encapsulation discounts will be available as well including a $40 “Funko Encapsulation” special for the authentication and encapsulation of autographed vinyl figure boxes with an original authentication fee of $35 or less. Each of these autographed specials apply only to items with a maximum declared value of $200. For full details of all services being provided at the show, please visit PSA’s National landing page.

Also, with its recruitment efforts in full swing, PSA is scheduling on-site interviews for any applicants who will be at the show. If you are interested in pursuing a career at PSA, fill out this form by July 16, 2021, and we’ll reach out to see if we can meet you at the show. If not, visit the PSA Careers page and apply directly for a role that interests you.

Last but not least, PSA will be giving away 50 FREE “GEM-MT 10” gray T-shirts each day of the show, so make it a point to stop by booth #1531. Sizes will vary depending on availability. Here’s hoping we see you in Chicago!


Posted by Terry Melia

Terry Melia is a hobby veteran who has served in various PR, marketing and content roles for industry movers and shakers including The Upper Deck Company and SCP Auctions and is currently working as PSA's Public Relations and Content Specialist.

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