Friday, July 31, 2009

My National Sports Collectors Convention Day 1 Report

as posted on Sports Collectors Daily

Attending the "sneak peek" of the National Sports Collectors Convention is like having one potato chip - you can't do it. You want more.

No one eats a single chip and after getting a taste of the National Wednesday night, I'm ready for more too. It's hard to take everything in when you first walk through the National's front entrance.

Tristar's autograph pavilion is making noise, a 100 year-old card worth close to a million dollars is staring at you as walk through the entrance, countless wrapper redemption promotional signs are calling your name and a giant Ferris Wheel in the middle of the Cleveland I-X Center is pulling at your inner-child. What's not to like?

In the few hours I was there Wednesday night I was able to find some old friends, meet some new dealers, and most importantly, make plans for later in the week.

You can't fully take in a once-a-year event in hours, you have to experience it in days. If you are going to the National this week be ready to walk, get set to find anything collectible you're looking for, and get going.

Special thanks to Sports Collectors Daily for allowing me to work with them.


- Don't forget to comment for a chance to win the Tristar Obak Carlos Santana card. I'll pick up some more this weekend.

- Follow the twitter updates: or follow hashtag#NSCCShow.

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