Baseball card shows are a great way for collectors of all experience levels to buy, sell, and trade cards. Whether you’re looking for vintage cards, modern stars, or just want to browse, there are shows happening all over the country throughout the year. Here are some of the top baseball card shows scheduled in 2023 where you can find cards, meet dealers, and connect with other collectors.

The National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) is the largest and most prestigious sports card show in the world. In 2023, it will take place from July 27-30 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. With over 1,000 tables of cards, memorabilia, and other collectibles for sale, this massive show is a must-attend for any serious collector. You’ll find rare vintage cards, autographs, game-used gear, and more all under one roof. Make sure to budget both time and money, as there will be countless items to browse through during the 4-day convention.

Taking place just outside Chicago from January 20-22, the National Sports Collectors Convention Winter Show is a big mid-winter event. Held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, this show brings in over 300 dealer tables featuring sports and non-sports collectibles from the 19th century to present day. It’s a bit smaller than the summer NSCC show but still offers excellent buying and selling opportunities on vintage and modern baseball cards. Plan to spend a full day combing through inventory if you want to thoroughly check out what all the dealers have to offer.


The National Sports Collectors Convention Midwest Show is scheduled for March 31-April 2 in Schaumburg, Illinois. This regional show is a nice smaller alternative to the massive summer extravaganza, with around 200 tables of collectibles for sale. In addition to cards from every sport imaginable, you’ll find autographed memorabilia, yearbooks, programs, and more at competitive prices. It’s a great chance to meet local dealers and see what Midwest collectors are buying and selling heading into the new baseball season.

The National Sports Collectors Convention Florida Show will be held April 21-23, 2023 in Orlando. With over 250 tables, this is one of the largest shows in the Sunshine State and a perfect opportunity to add to your collection during spring break or an Orlando vacation. In addition to cards from every major sport, you’ll find lots of memorabilia centered around Florida teams like the Marlins, Rays, Dolphins, and Magic. Spend time browsing through boxes of vintage and modern baseball cards from all eras.

The National Sports Collectors Convention Northeast Show is scheduled for June 2-4, 2023 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Held at the same venue that hosts the massive summer NSCC, this regional show brings in around 300 dealer tables. It offers East Coast collectors a chance to buy, sell, and trade cards, autographs, and more before the summer convention kicks off. Take time to explore what local and national dealers have in stock, from vintage stars to recent rookies and stars.

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The National Sports Collectors Convention Great Lakes Show will be held August 4-6, 2023 in Schaumburg, Illinois. With around 250 tables, this is one of the larger regional shows on the convention circuit. In addition to a wide array of baseball cards from all eras, you’ll find lots of inventory centered around Chicago teams like the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, and Blackhawks. Take time to meet dealers from the Midwest and check out what they have freshly stocked in their inventory after the summer buying season.

The National Sports Collectors Convention Northwest Show is scheduled for September 8-10, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. Held at the Oregon Convention Center, this 250+ table show is a premier Pacific Northwest event. In addition to cards, you’ll find lots of memorabilia focused on Seattle, Portland, and West Coast teams. Take a road trip and spend Labor Day weekend exploring what dealers from Oregon, Washington, and beyond have in their boxes. It’s a great chance to grow your collection with vintage and modern finds.

The National Sports Collectors Convention Midwest Fall Show will be held October 20-22, 2023 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Taking place after the football season kicks off, this 200+ table show is a nice chance to see what Midwestern dealers are offering heading into the holidays. Spend a weekend digging through boxes of baseball, football, hockey, and basketball cards in every price range. Meet local collectors and get a head start on your Christmas wish list with vintage and star rookie finds.


In addition to these major national shows, there are also plenty of smaller local and regional baseball card shows throughout the year. Be sure to check event calendars and collector group pages on sites like for schedules of one-day shows in your area. These intimate local events are a great low-key way to connect with fellow collectors in your community, trade duplicate cards, and find deals from dealers selling directly from their personal inventory.

Whichever shows you decide to attend, be sure to come prepared. Bring cash for purchases, boxes or binders to safely transport new cards, and plenty of duplicate cards to trade. Most importantly, come ready to browse thousands of cards, chat with dealers and collectors, and grow your love of the hobby. With so many great options across the country, 2023 promises to be an excellent year to experience the baseball card show circuit. Happy collecting!

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