The 'sneak peek' is in the books here in Anaheim. We arrived around 3 and got inside with some other media folks from the LA area including a couple of TV stations who were there to tape stories for air on that night's newscast.
I saw very long lines for the free autograph signers and quite a number of VIP tickets being sold. When the show opened at 5, I didn't see much of a rush onto the floor though.
We took the chance to interview Andrew Morbitzer, who caught Barry Bonds' 715th home run ball. You can see that story here on the site. We grabbed some photos of Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush signing for a big crowd of fans for $89 a pop (minimum).
We also did some very interesting interviews for stories you simply won't see anywhere else. You'll soon meet an LA dealer who found yet another treasure trove of Old Judge cards from the 1800s (his 2nd big find in the last year). You'll meet another dealer's wife who's great grandfather played in the last century and quite naturally the husband/wife team deals in vintage cards and memorabilia.
The time went by quickly as we saw some hobby friends and made a lot of new acquaintances trying to get the word out about SportsCollectorsDaily and perhaps create some partnerships that will make the site even more valuable and interesting. We passed out about 300 business cards with the web site address and if even 30 of those people bookmark the site when they get back to the computer, it'll have been well worth it. But we're going back Thursday and Friday to meet some more folks.
We're the only site offering not just stories but pictures from the National as well. Don't make me come to your house. Bookmark the site now!