Who’s Going to The National this year?

If you haven’t heard by now, the National Sports Collectors’ Convention (a.k.a. “The National) will be held near Chicago from August 3 to 7. (link)

Not only is The National billed as the largest sports convention, but most of the card companies have special convention-only cards that you can get via wrapper redemption programs (like the Jonathan Toews you see above). For those two reasons, and because it is close to home, I will be going to the show all 5 days. 

Now I ask you, fellow bloggers and blog readers – are you going to The National? I’ve posted a poll (top, right), so please take a moment to vote in it.

More importantly, if you are going to the National, and would like to meet up for a bit, drop me a line at sjb44 AT hotmail DOT com.

I enjoy meeting other bloggers at card shows. Previously, I’ve met up with Tim (The Real DFG) and Justin G. (The Hopeful Chase), and those were some of the most fun shows I’ve been to. It was cool to meet people that I knew from the blogosphere, hang out for a bit and get rid of cards I don’t need TRADE cards with them.

So, if you’re going to The National, would like to meet up and maybe trade some cards, let me know.

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

3 thoughts on “Who’s Going to The National this year?”

  1. Wish I could make it out but I'm a bit short on money and vacation time after the wedding and honeymoon earlier this year.

    I can't wait to see what you end up picking up, looking forward to the posts. If you see any cool Whalers-related items keep me in mind!

  2. Don't forget the non-bloggers you got to meet too, haha!

    It's looking like I'll only get there on Sunday. I have a bunch of Champ's minis you may need so I'll try to get you a list in the next few days. Just like last time, could care less what I get in return (if anything) since they are just sitting in a box.

    I'm actually starting to get excited for this show since I haven't been in a card mood lately and this should change that.

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