Day Two at the National is the first full day and the first day In general for many, so in some respects collectors are still getting their feet wet.
Mars Attacks cards were drawing a lot of attention. Perhaps this display helped.
Directly across from the Topps booth is Blowout Cards. Boxes of cards were being briskly sold. But things really got hopping at 3:00PM when the owner of Blowout Cards, Tom Fish, started their free daily raffle.
Right near Historic Autographs is Baseball Card Exchange.
Panini's wrapper redemption program was still going strong.
One of the interesting booths that was not card or memorabilia related was Fantasy Player Exchange.
Beyond the items available at the National, I spent a lot of my time talking to different collectors about what they are looking to pull and what brings them to the National. I met a great father and son duo who live very near to where I do in California. They came to the National to look at vintage items. It keys them into memories of shared sports experiences. They love the social aspect of meeting different collectors and dealers who have their stories to share.
Tomorrow, Day 3, is the kickoff of the heavy hitters at the autograph pavilion, so that area should start buzzing. Cardboard Connection Radio will be broadcasting live from the floor. After show hours there is the Steiner Sports party and the Freedom Card Board get together.
That will do it for this recap. Make sure to look for a recap of the Topps meet and great along with another nightly recap tomorrow. Good night from Baltimore.