We know things have been pretty quiet here on the NSU blog the last week or so. We are busy wrapping up the Jun/Jul issue of Non-Sport Update (featuring American Horror Story on the cover with Once Upon A Time, American Horror Story, and Star Trek: TNG Heroes and Villains promo cards inside) and getting ready for the 58th Philly Non-Sports Card Show in Allentown, PA.
Speaking of the “Philly Show”, we look forward to welcoming collectors to the show next weekend. As has now become commonplace at the Philly Show, we have a bevy of promotional cards to give away–some are handing out with paid admission to the show, some at manufacturers’ tables, and some at various artist tables. For a look at the promos, visit the Philly Show promo page. We’re adding a promo or two to this page nearly every day between now and the show. You can see a few of the promos below but for the up-to-the-minute, complete list, be sure to visit the Philly Show promo page.
We also have a great artists line-up at the show including Matt Glebe, Mick Glebe, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, Dave Sharpe, Lark Sudol, and Jeff Zapata. Look for artist Laura Inglis at Derek Woywood’s table and artist Chrissy Spallone at Monsterwax’s table. For details on the artists, including sames of their work, visit the Philly Show guest page.
Here are some other show highlights:
- The theme of the 58th Philly Non-Sports Card Show is Star Wars. With the show’s first day taking place on Star Wars Day (May The Fourth be with you!), we thought the timing was perfect. Look for an exclusive Topps’ Star Wars promo handed out at the Topps table and members of the Garrison Carida (the local 501st Legion serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia) on Sunday. Bring your camera and get your picture taken with your favorite Star Wars villain.
- Topps’ Licensing Manager Adam Levine will be on-hand to discuss the upcoming Mars Attacks set (Mars Attacks: Invasion) with collectors and debut some new artwork. The very first Mars Attacks: Invasion promo card will be handed out at the show.
- In an effort to encourage kids to start their own collection, many Philly Show dealers will be giving out free sets to children 12 and under when accompanied by a paying adult. Introduce our great hobby to your kids by bringing them to the show. Be sure to ask at the admission desk for your voucher.
We hope to see many of you at the show! For complete show details, visit the Philly Non-Sports Card Show website.
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Mars Attacks: Invasion (Topps)
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