Monday, August 1, 2011
Guess who's going to the National??
Sorry I'm rambling, what I'm trying to say is that that experience is what I image the National would be only with sports cards. I'd probably be the one with a monster box strapped to my back and notebook full of want lists combing the quarter and common boxes filling holes and longingly looking at autograph pavilion wishing I could afford a couple of autos hoping to catch Bart Starr coming out of the bathroom. A slew of my favorite athletes will be signing this year, two have the same last name, Jackson, Bo and Reggie and one rhymes with mount. Actually after looking at the Tristar ticket page most of the Packers signing were on the Superbowl XXXI team and all are pretty affordable, and Paulie Mo is going to be there. I think the best part about looking at the auto line up is what the stars WON'T sign. If I were an evil man I'd have to see if I could had to that list. Mr. Blyleven will not sign "Where's Ernie"
I couldn't find a great itinerary for the show other than the Tristar auto schedule, I'm sure it's on the website if I dug deeper, but I didn't. What occurred to me was it would be hard to go to the show everyday. 5 days walking around would get old. I would think the last two days of the show would be the days to go to get the good deals. Although there are great signers all week. I realize they are the weekend days, but it got me thinking. Here in Anchorage we have a 2 day beerfest and the second day is usually the day to go because the vendors fill you glasses up fuller to make sure they get rid of all their product. So would that same mentality transfer over and would dealers give better deals on the last couple of days so they didn't have so much stuff to haul back to their shops? I'll let you experts who have gone to multiple Nationals and who go to this one shout it out.
Well I'm off to finally take my folks to the airport, it's been a long two weeks and hopefully write a trade post before I fly out for work tomorrow.
On a completely different side note. I swore I wasn't going to buy anymore A & G but one of my LCS's just posted a coupon for a box of A & G for under 80 bucks and well I think I'm going to have to get me one. I realize that it's highly unlikely I'll be able to beat my first box and that's ok. I figure I'll hopefully be able to whittle down my need list and the SP to a reasonable amount and maybe pick up a few cool hits.
Well until next time CB out