National Sports Collectors Show: ‘Like a Kid in a Candy Store’

28th National Sports Collectors Convention

It’s overwhelming–even for those who boast some pretty incredible collections. The National Sports Collectors Convention draws thousands of die-hards in an industry showcase where millions of dollars will change hands.

As the National headed into the weekend, many of the hundreds of sports card and memorabilia dealers manning booths were reporting strong sales. The big crowds weren’t expected until Friday and Saturday, but some of the country’s most advanced collectors were already busy buying.

Check out the Editor’s blog for a little taste of Cleveland.

Some photos from the National (move mouse over photo for caption):

I-X Center in Cleveland

Novel promotional idea by one Kansas dealer

T206 Wagner graded PSA 8 is on display outside the company's booth

T206 PSA 8 Wagner card

Authentic Stadium Seats booth

Some old Forbes Field seats

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