In March of 2019 a group of like minded collectors and dealers came together with the idea of bringing a pinnacle card show to the Portland, Oregon metro area. At it’s core, the event would be centered around providing a top tier experience for collectors both young and old while establishing a connection between the support of local youth sport organizations. The group surmised that while this event would be the primary annual gathering, there is also a growing opportunity to create access to the community and engage the collectors in smaller events to both educate and engage collectors of all ages.
Soon thereafter, the Oregon Sports Collector Association (OSCA) was founded. The association establishment included the development of organizational by-laws, an election of board members and officers, as well as a designation by the IRS as a non-profit tax exempt 501 (c) (3).
OSCA has worked diligently to establish connections within the local sport community ranging from the Parkrose School District, which was engaged as a key partner allowing for use of their beautiful facilities for future events. At the same time, a cooperative bond between the Portland Diamond Project and OSCA was formed through a number of events, as well as the exchange of social media access and a commitment to professional baseball in Portland, Oregon.
The future is looking bright as the board of directors is focused on our 2nd annual show, scheduled for October of 2022, as well as many other exciting opportunities on the horizon. The time has come to PLAY BALL in Oregon!
Hobbies such as sport card collecting are sometime seen as a thing in the past. Remnants of a simpler time. For the members of OSCA, collecting is not only a connection to the sports and athletes that we love, it is also an opportunity to connect with the community. A tenant of the organization is to give back to the community, in hopes that youth sports will always be a positive outlet for the next generation whether that means playing or being a fan of sport. Through community outreach programs, we also hope to connect kids once again with the hobby of collecting. Though it has changed through the years, there are principles, that just as in sports, will always stay the same.
Dear Vendors and Friends,
We greatly appreciate your recent participation at our second annual sports cards and collectibles show on October 14th, 15th, and 16th.
In keeping with our 501-C-3 non-profit status, and consistent with our last year’s donation of $5,000 to the Parkrose High School baseball and softball programs, we are looking to contribute $5,000 in furniture and equipment to the high school and another $3,000 to the baseball and softball programs again this year.
In addition, we have decided to hold a spring show on April 14th and 15th. Friday night for dealer set-up, special VIP clients, and pizza, as well as a full day Saturday program with 60 vendors, JSA Authentication services on-site, raffle and auction activities, with an intention to have three athletes to sign cards and pictures.
We are most grateful for your working closely with us to enhance local high school sports and the collectibles hobby we all love.