01-31-2012, 04:37 PM #31
i might be able to swing down for a day or 2..short drive down from Pittsburgh!
01-31-2012, 08:38 PM #32
I should be down depending on the hockey tournament in Pittsburgh. If it's the last weekend in July yes. If it's that weekend in August no. More like buying Wednesday and Thursday if I have the weekend tournament.Some traders (I have more just let me know who you can use okay)
01-31-2012, 11:08 PM #33
I'm certain I will be going for a day or two. I live an hour away, so the drive is not a big deal. The days probably depend on who is signing at the show. This will be my 3rd National (NJ & Baltimore) and I enjoy each one. I'm just getting back into the hobby, so I will probably look for PC or Vintage cards. In addition my girlfriend likes Vintage stuff, so we would probably will hit up every table and see what people have.
I'd be interested in meeting some people there if we cross paths.I collect Red Sox, Bears, Penguins, Celtics, Brian Urlacher, Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux cards. Need 1959 Topps Baseball cards for a set (early stages). If you have a large Photobucket, please list what you have from my wants.
My cards come from smoke free environment, so please be upfront if your cards are not. Also if your cards are creased or bent, be honest about it.
02-01-2012, 04:51 AM #34
02-01-2012, 06:18 PM #35
You guys might actually get to see what spuds looks like,my wife actually is planning on us being there all 4 days,now to just make travel arrangements and save up money.Do something nice for someone everyday, it will pay off in the long run.
Let us Pray.Hidden Content
02-02-2012, 12:16 AM #36
02-02-2012, 06:19 AM #37
02-02-2012, 11:14 AM #38
Don add me and loqtus to attend the festivies and this time ya best have something for me ya know what I mean and the page is completely updated so keep checking on it for any changes between now and the show *lol* other than Tonys FOTW award *lol* and golfermatt91 if ya dont mind seeing if ya can stay 2 weeks I could maybe swing by and meet up and have a rider join me on the journey cause Ill be coming from Michigan as well and staying with loqtus for 2 weeks the week prior and the week of the show since he lives an hour away and we like to have a 3rd party join in the festivies so if ya can let me know and we can set up an arrangements in what you can do to help out also Don ya a lil late I posted something like this in the baseball card chat area *lol*. I am looking forward to seeing others as well meeting some people for the first time as well since this is my 6th National after attending the last 4 in Chicago and the of course the 1st time it came to Baltimore in 2010. Also Don ask patriotsguy about my proposal of a contest I asked about to run during the show catch ya later."Any ballplayer that doesn't sign Autographs for little kids Ain't an American. He is a Communist"-Rogers Hornsby on Signing an Autograph as a Manager in 1942 with the St. Louis Browns.
02-17-2012, 05:13 AM #39
Here the line up of the initial autographs:
TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion: National Sports Collectors Convention – INITIAL AUTOGRAPH LINEUP!
CAL RIPKEN JR., REGGIE JACKSON, BOB GIBSON, JOHN SMOLTZ
& ALEXANDER OVECHKIN HEADLINE FIRST ANNOUNCED GROUP
The initial group of autograph guests for the 33rd Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, August 1-5, 2012, in Baltimore has been announced!
Baseball is well represented with appearances confirmed by Hall of Famers including Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Eddie Murray, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Fergie Jenkins, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter and Whitey Herzog. Plus, special appearances will be made by John Smoltz ('96 NL Cy Young & 3,000 K Club) and members of the Big Red Machine: Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion and Ken Griffey Sr.
Cal Ripken Jr.
The last three jockeys to win the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing will be making rare public autograph appearances: Ron Turcotte (Secretariat '73), Jean Cruguet (Seattle Slew '77) and Steve Cauthen (Affirmed '78). Rounding out the initial list are Alexander Ovechkin (2-Time NHL MVP) and NFL Hall of Famer Randy White. Many more players to be announced, including big name football stars in the coming weeks!
Admission tickets and VIP Packages for the 33rd National will go on sale on the National's website by mid-March. More information coming soon. Autograph tickets will go on sale on the TRISTAR website in
02-17-2012, 10:45 AM #40
I plan on going. Went in 2010 and it was my first Nationals show. Let me know about getting lodging reservations.Hidden Content
Brian Orakpo and Sean Taylor Collector!!!
I collect Lucky 13 Football RCs by Fleer Ultra (2004-2007), Texas Longhorns, Miami Hurricanes, Virginia Tech Hokies, and Virginia Cavaliers alum RC/GU/AU in college uni. Also like Redskins and Braves RC/GU/AU and players from the 757 (Hampton Roads) area.