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Karine's Thoughts

Nationals day 2

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We have now all survived our second day of activity at the Nationals and I must say today was much busier than yesterday, normal I suppose as it was the first full day!

I spent most of the morning working on an article for the next edition of collector's corner based on the prices offered by the major dealers there and also comparing the prices to their online prices. Here are my results by sports:


UD series 1: Blowout $52, Atlanta Sports cards $55, Dave and Adam $57
Goudey:Blowout: $74, Atlanta $72, DandA $80
Allen and Ginter: : Blowout $65, Atlanta $79, DandA $82
Legendary Cuts: : Blowout $88, Atlanta $90, DandA $89


Press Pass Legends: Blowout $124, Atlanta $118, DandA $135
Donruss Classics: Blowout $77, Atlanta $77, D and A $79
UD Icons: Blowout $73, Atlanta $73, DandA $75
Topps Magic: Blowout $67, Atlanta $70, D and A $69

Ultimate collection: Blowout $93, Atlanta N/A, Dand A $100
Ice: Blowout $70, Atlanta $80, Dand A N/A
SPGU: blowout $125m Atlanta $119, DandA N/A
OPC Premier: Blowout N/A, Atlanta N/A, DandA $160

Draft Edition:: Blowout sold out, Atlanta TBC, DandA $75
SPA: Blowout $130, Atlanta Retail only, Dand A N/A
Topps Treasury:: Blowout $77, Atlanta N/A, Dand A N/A

So there you go, an easy guide to who sells for what, check out collectors corner in the second week of August to see a full breakdown of their online prices and a verdict on whether the cards are cheaper online or at the show.

Today was a very good day and I must give two thumbs up to our friends at Blowout cards they were more than forthcoming with their pricing info and gave me details about the upcoming few days for them and what will be on offer to the customers, I think it's safe to say that Blowout is going all out! Some nice surprises attend their customers! Their owner was also kind enough to share the special National discount code with SCF's members which gives everyone $10 off their order.

On a personal level, I did my best to resist but I just couldnt...I had to get a monster of a card; Roy Complete package with 4 awesome swatches, i cannot wait to show that one off! I also got myself a graded auto and several inserts as well as spotting a Marty autoed puck and autoed mini mask (which would go great with my Patty autoed mini mask now wouldnt it?). I took part in UD's wrapper redemption and got a Bowman masterpiece brown border brushstroke auto, a green border Esposito and of course the pack of 6 UD special National edition.

At the SCF booth, Mike organized a giveaway and the lucky winner bagged himself a great Crabtree card, over 170 people signed up for the draw and the lucky winner was more than pleased!

Finally, tonight we held a pack wars in Tony's room and I m happy to report that I pulled my second Bowman Masterpiece brushstroke auto, although this time it was Green border and numbered to 15. Pack wars being what they are however, the precious card ended up in Back boy's hands (Jeff)...Oh well you win some, you lose some.

I look forward to another great day tomorrow and my first baseball game in years!


Today's purchases:

Roy Complete Package 6/9
Roy H and P GU
Roy SOTT auto graded 8
quite a few Roy inserts.

(apparently, I am grounded tomorrow and must stay at the SCF table for my finance's health LOL


  1. manning991's Avatar

    How are you getting to ethe game tomorrow night? I was hoping to mooch a ride or split a cab with some board members...

  2. Pheebs888's Avatar
    Hey Brad,

    I'm riding with Tony and my husband and sister in law, not sure if Mike is coming with us as well though which would mke the car full...Drop by the table today and we will see what we can do :)

  3. SingleDaddyof2's Avatar
    I absolutely love this blog entry Karine. Mainly because that's how I look for what I want to purchase--by best price! I don't recall ever seeing anyone do such a great in-depth job of researching prices like that. But its too bad I live in SoCal where the Nationals won't be around in the near future (although I did attend the last two Nationals that were held in Anaheim). And thanks to Blowout Cards for their generosity--I'm impressed!

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