Notebook: Show a No Go No Mo, NASCAR Collectors, New Site for Steel City, Nevada Players Busted

notebookA long-running card show in Connecticut has pulled the plug. 

Promoter Bob Charrette says the East Windsor show, which has been held at a local hotel every month since 1991, is folding its tent.

He tells Enfield Patch why.


Greg Biffle won Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan.  Race weekend begins long before Sunday for some, though.

NASCAR collectors are an avid bunch, willing to get up early and stay late to snare driver autographs.  Dozens line up outside the garages at the speedway, hoping a big name driver will spend a few moments signing. caught up with a couple of them, including Joe Pomeroy.  You won’t believe how many of those diecast cars he has in his stash.  Read the story here.


One of the largest sellers of sports card boxes and related products—and a fixture at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention—has launched a new website and giving away some free boxes.

Steel City Collectibles (formerly Pittsburgh Sports) is selling products at special prices today to celebrate. 

There is no cost to enter. Customers are entered in the drawing simply by liking the company’s Facebook page or following them on Twitter.   


Two players who were kicked off the Nevada football team this spring, were arrested Friday in Reno and charged with attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.  Police say they met with victims on the pretense of making a memorabilia deal and then got gangster-ish. 

From college recruits to felony suspects—it hasn’t been a good spring for Anthony Knight and Avery Poates.  Read about their adventures in the Reno Gazette-Journal.