I've spent the better part of three days walking on concrete so if my feet fall off sometime in the next few minutes and I have to call 911 I hope you'll understand.
If you've been to a big show before, you know how it is. So much stuff, so little time. You literally hate to take time off to eat and stop in the restroom. But this National has been twice as crazy. I'm not only here doing what you're supposed to be doing–buying stuff–I'm also trying to get the word out about this site. It means handing out hundreds of business cards, dropping by Randy Cook's internet radio show, grabbing some pictures and updating with the latest from the National.
I've had a chance to do a lot of interviews as well. For those of you who've stopped by the blog, the reward is a sneak peek at what you'll see on the site in the coming days. We'll talk with one dealer about the most famous card in the hobby, the T206 Honus Wagner. He's got two here and he's sold about 1/5 of the Wagner cards to ever surface. One of the two may have a new owner by the end of the weekend.
You'll also get in on a mystery involving a piece of sculpture that features Babe Ruth and has a connection to the Titanic. Think you can't make big money selling cards for a dime at a show like this? Wrong. One Oregon dealer proves it every year. We'll meet him. We'll also talk vintage cards with Kyle Boetel and Dave Levin, a hot new craze–collecting player championship rings–with Tim Robins. We'll also get some background on the Anaheim National effort from Mike Berkus, one of the guys in charge.
Tomorrow will be our last day in Anaheim and we'll be home by midnight, ready to publish some of the stories out of the National this Monday. As always, if you have something to contribute, drop me an e-mail: [email protected].