…And that’s a wrap: The 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention
Sunday is getaway day for dealers who enjoyed making money (hopefully) but for collectors its a bittersweet day. Such an extravaganza won’t be back for another year. Some pictures, tweets and commentary from the final day of the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention.
Storified by Sports Collector · Sun, Aug 05 2012 19:30:50
This is kind of the National in a nutshell…
Connecting Genertions: Cobb to Harper and beyond #NSCC @ Baltimore Convention Center http://instagr.am/p/N9hlKUBMsG/Josh Lukin
At the autograph tables….Phil Niekro not looking all that much different than he did when he won his 300th game in the 1980s.
Phil Neikro #knucksie #nscc http://pic.twitter.com/DvCiKlPgLaura Ludlum
It’s reunion time for former rivals…
Tommy Lasorda & Cesar Geronimo #nscc http://pic.twitter.com/ZKlOYExPLaura Ludlum
Perez Griffey Rose Morgan signing asslembly line style. #nscc http://pic.twitter.com/uHzXWUzFLaura Ludlum
Mike Tyson walking in for his 2nd straight NSCC show appearance.
@SpaniardMMA @ChrisCamozzi @DustinPoirier @MMAELITE_Alden Mike Tyson @ National Sports Collectors Convention. #NSCC http://lockerz.com/s/231511194Chris Lewis
One last day to drop off submissions for grading and authentication. Lines were a bit shorter on the final day.
Collectors dropping off their cards at PSA DNA @natsportsshow #nscc http://pic.twitter.com/jrnHKQptBaseball Nut
2012 Topps Minis were popular and the show was the only way you could avoid ordering online.
Special thanks to Jeff Goldshein, Purchased last #NSCC 2012 Topps Mini box. http://pic.twitter.com/3xFS5IAIShopTopps.com
We could have added ‘What dealer wants to haul everything back home?‘
Last 2 hours of the #NSCC are traditionally great for bargain hunters. Don’t be afraid to make an offer. Pretty sure no one will punch you.Sports Collector
Many of the nice looking women at the National are paid to be there. Most collectors did not have a problem with that.
Congrats to the @natsportsshow winner of the $200 #Fathead Gift Card. Have fun shopping!! http://pic.twitter.com/nJDH4a5nFathead
One guarantee…you will see more things you’ve never seen or heard of before…..
One thing I learned at the #nscc is that I know absolutely nothing.Sooz
Collector to airline personnel…”You don’t happen to have an empty bat tube lying around, do you?”
Guy behind me in security is gonna miss his flight. TSA wouldn’t let him thru with an auto bat. Had to check it. #NSCC #TSAHatesCollectorsChris Carlin
And now depression sets in, as the #NSCC is now over and it’s back to real life :(Old Man Eric
…until July 31-August 4 in Chicago.