AT THE NATIONAL: A post-show mega-gallery

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

A week has gone by since the close of this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention and there’s plenty that could be said, that could be written, about what could be found under one roof during the hobby’s showcase event.

From “extra” DNA Relics found in the bottom of one collector’s Allen & Ginter box (a Texas lizard in the wrong place at the wrong time at the printing plant) to countless vintage gems, from vintage wax to priceless auction items, from kids sorting soccer cards with their grandmas to kids walking the show floor in movie-used Jack Parkman jerseys, there was plenty to see.

If you followed me on Twitter during the show, you’ve undoubtedly seen a few of these already. But with the deadline clock ticking and more to do for your next magazines, this chapter of the NSCC — all except for some video still to come — is closing with a massive 97-image gallery after the jump.

It’s just a small glimpse at much of what was seen at the show — check them out and let us know what you think. After all, a picture’s worth a thousand words — so there’s plenty that could be said.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



Who was selling the 1984 Topps football boxes at $350? I need to look those guys up! Thanks!

Posted August 14, 2012 at 1:17 am | Permalink
David Johnson

Thank you for posting all these pics here. I have been hoping to see more pics from the National.

Posted August 14, 2012 at 8:53 am | Permalink

Wow. There really is a lot of sh*t out there…i

Posted August 14, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

Sancho: baseball card exchange.

Posted August 14, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

wheres the eye candy from the benchwarmer booth

Posted August 14, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink
Pete Copp

Thanks for the great pics Chris! Hopefully they’ll hold this show on the West Coast sometime soon. Would love to attend.

Posted August 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

A $45,000 wax pack box? That’s intense.

Posted August 15, 2012 at 7:04 am | Permalink

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