The National Sports Collectors Convention

Ibach & Associates has been involved in several of these national events during the 1990s and has coordinated and implemented all aspects of the event's media relations programs in 2001 (Cleveland), 2002 (Chicago), 2003 (Atlantic City), 2004 (Cleveland) and 2005 (Chicago). The hobby's "World Series" show for memorabilia collectors across the United States brings together annual crowds of more than 60,000 fans and 950 dealers. In recent summers, some of the greatest names in sports history have attended the National to sign autographs for fans, including Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Hank Aaron, Joe Frazier, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Joe Namath, Jim Brown, Stan Musial and Kurt Warner among many others. The National in Cleveland in 2001 and 2004 drew national and regional media coverage, including USA Today, USA Today Baseball Weekly, The Wall Street Journal and ESPN Radio Network. In recent years, The National generated more than 45 million media impressions in Cleveland and a record 72 million media impressions in Atlantic City in 2003. Ibach & Associates handles all pre-event publicity for this event, as well as on-site media relations, including management of the press room headquarters.

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