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Good pics from the show Cliff, especially the one with Marty. And I thought I was scary.Just curious how the non-sport sector is represented at the big show? Member pickups, what's hot? What's pricey? If anyone crosses paths with a decent N76 Lincoln plmk. Any other members have a "keep an eye out" for those in attendance?
Just wrote a lengthy show summary, but I must have taken too long as it signed me out and deleted my entire post. I'll see if I can re-write it later this week.Just curious how the non-sport sector is represented at the big show? Member pickups, what's hot? What's pricey? If anyone crosses paths with a decent N76 Lincoln plmk. Any other members have a "keep an eye out" for those in attendance?
I was in Chicago for the National and attended the show all five days. I don't collect the antique/pre war stuff that many do here (well at least not yet) LOL! I am trying to complete my 50s 60s 70s sets. I did get the chance to meet and visit with Tom while he was behind a table (JDs I think).Just curious how the non-sport sector is represented at the big show? Member pickups, what's hot? What's pricey? If anyone crosses paths with a decent N76 Lincoln plmk. Any other members have a "keep an eye out" for those in attendance?
I don't think you can draw any conclusions about the lack of non-sports for a couple reasons. First, it's a Sports Card Convention. Second, space was limited so the non-sports dealers who get a table later in the year got shutout. And finally, you can't gauge interest based on one event.
Nice job Larry, but my "grammar Nazi" side is annoyed by your use of decimal points in front of 25c. You either paid 25 cents, or got 4 for a penny (.25c). Either way, congrats for getting cards off your wish list and finding that Elvis by himself.
Although I likely live closer to Chicago than most on this board I was only able to spend one day at the National this year (Thursday). As such I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the VIP price of admittance which would have only gotten me in one hour early so I had pre-purchased a general admission entry and at 10:00 with want list in hand I hit the show floor. There was a decent crowd, which was nice to see. Mostly middle aged white guys but still a goodly number of them. The show only ran from 10:00 to 6:00 which I knew would not be a lot of time so I set off with a purpose. It took me until almost 3:00 to make it through the floor one time and that was racing by any table that consisted solely of shiny stuff (of which there were plenty), any corporate booth as there was really nothing for me to see there, any table consisting primarily of memorabilia, and the auction tables. There was cool stuff in the auction areas but I just didn’t have the time to invest in them (although I did take a peek at the R90 Mickey Mouse and the Movie Stars complete high grade set and the complete set of R114 American Caramel Presidents with punched McKinley card).
Thanks for the report Daniel. I agree that there wasn't much for us in Chicago, especially if you're a slabhead like me. It was nice talking to Steve and Mitch, and I did finally get to meet Tom Ryan of N224 fame. Talking to Dave Lemon is always fun as he is so enthusiastic about Non-Sports. Dave received several awards from PSA for his outstanding sets.. here he is with PSA's Joe Orlando:
Daniel.........that guy has had those Leader Novelty discs for about 10+ years. I've seen the same ones in his case forever. I could even see upwards of $100 but $450? Crazy. They're significantly tougher than Seal Crafts but that pricing is ridiculous.
Hilariously I ended up with the bottle of JD as I checked a bag back to NY and got the handoff from Frank. Don't despair for Frank though, he had a whale of a show! I got in at noon Thursday but missed Marty and Tom (Tom, when did you leave?). I chatted for a bit with Lucky Larry Tipton on Saturday as well-he was having quite a show. I picked up about 50 Topps types from Bob Marcy and maybe a dozen from other sources. NS pickings were slimmer than normal, possibly because there were almost 20% less tables/booths than the last time in Chicago. Why they had all that wasted space in back is beyond me.