After a hiatus due to the London Olympic Games in 2012, show organizers have announced the return of a 25,000 sq.-ft. area at the 34th National in Rosemont, July 31-Aug, 4 dedicated solely to Olympic memorabilia.
A bunch of national sports shows are on the horizon, including two stops in Chicago and the popular Chantilly Show in Virginia. Check out who’s signing and how you can get tickets.
In a regular column in SCD, T.J. Schwartz talks about events in the hobby, eBay trials and tribulations and things that happen Behind the Counter. In this edition, T.J. talks the National Convention, reveals an eBay horror story and shares some vacation tidbits.
The “Black Swamp Find” of 1910 E98 baseball cards is major news, and the cards will be on display at the upcoming National Convention. In addition, Heritage Auction will be giving away reprinted cards based on the set during the show’s four-day run.
The National Sports Collectors Convention is about six weeks away, but news is starting to trickle out on special promotions taking place. Topps has revealed it will produce two sets that will be exclusive to National attendees.
The first wave of autograph guests for the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore have been announced, including Baltimore Oriole greats, members of the Big Red Machine and some Triple Crown jockeys.