It's that time of year again. Finally, conventions are back! While there are several comic cons going on around the country this weekend, there is one convention that has the attention of the masses like no other. The NSCC, aka The National Sports Collectors Convention (or "The National" as it's often referred to as) is moving the needle and even sees some crossover into the world of comics. All of the grading companies are present and a simple walk around the show floor will see an ever growing comic book presence.
With that said, this isn't the only time comics and sports have crossed over. In fact, the relationship between the two markets has always been strong. So many athletes have rich comic book fandoms and many comic book professionals and fans also have a favorite team or sport they are heavily invested in.
In honor of The National, this week we'll look at 5 of the best sports and comic world crossovers:
5. Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
4. CM Punk Enters the Marvel Universe
3. LeBron James' Rookie Comic
2. Upper Deck Fanimation (1992-93)
1. Marvel x NY Giants