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  • The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Celebrates 50 Years of Mars Attacks in October 2012

    September 18, 2012 by  
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    Philly Non-Sports Card Show

    Press Release:

    Ack Ack, The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Returns!

    We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Mars Attacks

    Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2012 – The 57th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA (1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103). The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premier event for non-sport and entertainment card collectors and has been running continuously since the 1980s.

    To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Mars Attacks, a seminal trading card series, and the recent release of Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage trading cards, the show will have a Mars Attacks theme. Show goers will be treated to an exclusive Topps Mars Attacks promotional card, several Mars Attacks inspired self-produced Philly Show cards, Mars Attacks prizes, and more. Collectors are encouraged to wear their best alien gear.

    As always, collectors will find dealers selling a diverse array of trading cards depicting everything from Garbage Pail Kids to The Walking Dead. Many trading card manufacturers will be exhibiting including Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Monsterwax, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, shopTopps, SideKick, Topps, and others

    Several artists will also be exhibiting, most of whom have worked on Mars Attacks cards in the past. Those artists include: Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, and Sara Richard.

    A special gathering for NSU Card Talk forum members and guests will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, the show’s host hotel (advance registration is required). In keeping with the Mars Attacks theme, Topps’ Licensing Manager will speak about where the license is heading.

    Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $6 daily. A two-day pass may be purchased for $10. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

    Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: phillynon-sportscardshow.com

    Philly Non-Sports Card Show (October 2012)

    September 11, 2012 by  
    Filed under Collectibles, Convention Profiles, Pennsylvania

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    Philly Non-Sports Card Show

    Convention Name
    Philly Non-Sports Card Show
    Convention Website Address
    http://phillynon-sportscardshow.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    10/20/2012
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    10/21/2012
    About This Convention
    The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the largest show for collectors of non-sport and entertainment trading cards. Our dealers sells vintage and new non-sport cards. Each show features artists, card manufacturers, and free card give-aways.
    Venue Name and Address
    Merchants Square Mall
    12 Vultee Street
    Allentown, PA 18103
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    80
    Projected Attendance
    800
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    Other
    Guests
    Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, Sara Richard