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My first card show!

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Well today was the day, finally time for me to attend my first card show and not just any show, the Nationals! I must say that the size of the actual exhibition centre was impressive right from the start, quite early on, as dealers were setting up, it was easy to see that there would be an impressive amount of goods on offer.

We got there at 10.00 am and started setting up Tony's table and the SCF tables, by 2.00 pm we were pretty much ready with plenty of time to spare before the VIP attendees were allowed in at 4.30 pm.

Once it officially kicked off people started coming in and while it wasnt insanely busy, there was still a fair crowd. I had time to walk around quite a bit tonight and I already started to gather some items for the PC. I cannot say that there is a lot of hockey around but if you look carefully enough, you can find what you need. I have now started noting on my map of the show the tables of the dealer who have interesting stuff for me. The one massive let down however is the fact that ITG are not doing any BTP redemption program, it's fair to say that I am absolutely gutted about that but oh well...hopefully someone can come up with a special redemption program for me (hint hint yes you over there!)

The show is quite heavily dominated by baseball and football items which comes as no surprize considering the popularity of the Indians (who apparently committed popularity suicide by trading Cliff Lee today who I understand was their best pitcher) and the Browns.

Tomorrow should be an interesting day as we have a whole day of attendees ahead of us and of course, the pack war in Tony's room at the Red Roof Inn in the evening, if you want to take part, please drop by Tony's table (2152) and let us know. I do hope to see many of you there and for those who cannot make it, I shall write another update tomorrow.

Now I need to decide if I can afford an awesome card I saw today...decisions decisions...I definitely need to learn to haggle as well...

My pick ups so far:
12 Roy inserts
3 Photos limited to 5000 copies depicting Roy's career
1 dual GU Bourque/Roy (3 color) - trade with Don, thanks for that!

Updated 07-30-2009 at 06:07 AM by Pheebs888

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  1. patriotsguy's Avatar
    Good write up Karine. I hope to go to one at some point. Maybe next year, they in MD I believe???

    Hopefully you find some more PC items, and YES you should pick up that card you saw

    Look forward to reading your blog tomorrow for day 2!!!
  2. Bondsaway's Avatar
    Sweet Glad your enjoying it. So met Don? At least he didn't call you! Has me on speed dial. well enjoy the rest of the time...waiting to hear about the rest of it.
  3. nebboy's Avatar
    looking foward to tomarrows blog