There is plenty of activity on the floor of the National before the public gets inside.
If you’re a collector who loves the hobby so much you occasionally have dreams about it, chances are the sheer volume and variety of vintage baseball cards for sale at the annual National Sports Collectors Convention surpasses anything your subconscious mind can work up. From prominent dealers who have been to hundreds of shows over […]
Four prizes, including a $12,000 Cracker Jack card, will be given away by Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA Authentication Services in conjunction with the continuing growth of the popular PSA Set Registry and PSA/DNA Set Registry programs. “There are already more than 85,000 sets registered on our website, and we’ll be giving away special prizes […]
A few notes and a local TV segment from Day 2 of the 2013 National Sports Collectors Convention. There’s an FBI agent in the building this week. The unit that has been investigating hobby wrongdoing and already made several arrests over the last few years (and led to some guilty pleas) is based in Chicago. […]
No matter how many times you go to the National Sports Collectors Convention it’s hard not to be awed by the sheer volume of material in the room. And calling it a ‘room’ seems inadequate. The Stephens Convention Center is an airplane hangar for 767s. It’s a cement floored foundry where the product and the […]
Reuben Lewin’s trip the National Sports Collectors Convention was like something out of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but he didn’t let a little transportation trouble diminish his enthusiasm. The Northern Arizona college student spends his spare time buying and selling sports cards and he and his father decided 2013 was the right time to set […]
It doesn’t seem possible but the bulk of this story was originally written five years ago, just prior to the 2008 show in Chicago. “The National” is back for another go-round starting Wednesday at the Stephens Convention Center so we thought we’d post it again and add a few more hints to help you […]