Sometimes the stars align for card show promoters.
You could have held the National in Harrisburg, PA and it wouldn’t have outdrawn the show at the local shopping mall.
Not with the Steelers just three weeks removed from another Super Bowl victory and two of the team’s stars on hand signing for a very reasonable fee at the annual Indiana University of Pennsylvania card show fundraiser.
Mark Nobile, the mall’s manager, didn’t know it at the time, but he hit the lottery last year when he was able to land a couple of players for the annual card show. It turns out he got two guys who had a huge impact on the game.
He chatted via e-mail about his good fortune with Penn Live, the local online outlet, which then showed up at the show on Sunday and watched a huge crowd go ga-ga over the guests.