Here is a general guide to some of the other events taking place at the National.
Collectors will have the opportunity to see part of what has been labeled as the "greatest attic find" of all time, the "Black Swamp Find" which is nearly 700 pristine E-98 cards from the early 1900's that were discovered in Ohio by the Kissner family. Nearly all of the more than 700 cards in the "Black Swamp Find" will be publicly exhibited for the first time anywhere by PSA at booth #A4. Heritage Auctions will offer 37 of the finest cards in a public auction in Baltimore and online, August 2.
There has been extensive nationwide news coverage about the discovery of the cards that are estimated by Heritage to be worth a combined total of up to $3 million or more. The cards apparently were originally acquired in 1910 for promotional purposes by Carl Hench, a German immigrant who owned a meat market in Defiance, Ohio. His heirs were cleaning their late grandfather's house when they found the cards in a box under an old doll house in the attic.
Leaf Trading Cards (booth D3) will have several autograph guests. The Wizards 1st round draft pick, Bradley Beal will be signing in their booth, Friday, Aug 3rd between 3-5pm. In addition, Dave Hester, the star of A&E Network’s Storage Wars will be singing in their booth Saturday, Aug 4th between 2-4pm. Nnemkadi “Kneka” Ogwumike, WNBA’s 2012 #1 draft pick, will be signing Saturday, Aug 4th between 11am-1pm.
Lelands.com is bringing the record setting Babe Ruth jersey to the National Sports Collectors Convention. It is the highest price ever paid for sports memorabilia and will be on display Aug 1-5. This is the earliest game-used Babe Ruth NY Yankees jersey known to exist. It set a record when New York auction house Lelands.com purchased it for a record $4.4 million. It will be displayed at the Lelands.com booth number 313/412.
Scott "The King" Engel and Adam Ronis, RotoExperts analysts and co-hosts of the RotoExperts Morning Drive Show, will be on-hand giving a seminar (Room 303) on Friday, August 3 at 5pm. They will be sharing tips, tricks and insider info to help you with your Fantasy Football league this year. They will also be in the Fantasy Football Fest exhibitor booth (corporate area) on Saturday up to 2:30pm. This seminar will be a sneak peak at what you can expect at the Fantasy Football Fest August 18 and 19 in Atlantic City.
We will have more information coming soon.