The 2025 National Sports Collectors Convention Returns to Chicago

Just Collect is Buying and Selling at the Show
  • September 20, 2023


The votes are in, the results have been tallied, and the 2025 National is returning to Chicago!

After the 2023 National wrapped up in Chicago at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, dealers voted in-person and via mail on where to the 2025 show will be held. The count is in, and you'll be back in Chicago! 

There were a total of 333 votes and according to the National Facebook page, Chicago received 170 votes. The extra space, great Wi-Fi connections, amazing autograph guests, and top-notch restaurants nearby made the 2023 show in Chicago phenomenal.

How big was the 2023 show in Chicago? Here are a few great moments we had:

Derek Jeter made a surprise visit and chatted with our owner, Leighton. 


MLB Network's show, Carded, came to our booth.


While Fanatics CEO, Michael Rubin, was at our booth, Tom Brady called.


Our favorite moment was helping 12-year-old Henry take home a Wayne Gretzky rookie card.


We can't wait to see you at the 2025 National in Chicago! Just Collect will be buying and selling collections all over the World before then. This weekend, we'll be at The Philly Show. If you're looking to sell your collection or have a vintage card on your wish list, come stop by the Just Collect booth and say hello!


Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

We always offer a FREE APPRAISAL for your collection here at the Just Collect site. Just click here:


We offer may ways to evaluate your cards other than or using our website, too.

  • Travel to Us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

  • Come to convention

We keep a LIST of card shows we'll be attending.  Come stop by the Just Collect table and chat.

  • Meet in-person

If you have a valuable collection and want us to come to you, we'll hop on the next plane out.

  • Meet in New York City

We have another location in New York you can meet us at; read all the information here.

  • SHIP your collection 

If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 



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