The 31st Annual National Sports Collector's Convention is just around the corner, 3 weeks to be specific and I am very excited. The full team from Card Corner Club will be in attendance and we have some exciting things planned to commemorate our 10 year anniversary. Some of the details are still coming together and I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet, but suffice it to say we will be doing a few things that no other media outlet ever has.
In addition to my radio partner, Doug Cataldo, we will be joined by our other partner, Russ Cohen who runs our sister site Sportsology, as well as professional photographer Steve Feldman. We will be broadcasting several live radio segments, some of which will be streamed live via our show on Blog Talk Radio.
The finishing details are coming together on another multi-media component and we are hopeful to have special guest Nicko Riesgo, former Expo and replacement player during the MLB player’s strike of 1994, whose story is chronicled in Russ’ book "Strike Three!" - A Player's Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994. If all goes according to plan we will be giving away a few autographed copies of the book and Nicko will be available for a signing session for collectors.
We will be hauling a lot of giveaway material to the show as well, including the final 2 giveaways from Doug’s “Ten Days of Giveaways” he has been doing on Facebook. I will also be providing a Twittercast as I walk the show when we are off-air complete with photos. An edited gallery will be posted after the show as well. Basically, I know that I am privileged to be able to attend The National on a fairly regular basis and I want to do everything I can to bring the experience home to collector’s unable to attend.
One of the things I am most excited about is to connect with several bloggers who plan to attend, most notably, Marie and Sooze from A Cardboard Problem. Also, as a player collector of Cal Ripken Jr, I am stoked to be going to an Orioles game at Camden Yards. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum will also be a nice side trip.
So if you are going to the show, find us, get some free stuff, and get ready for some fun. See you in Baltimore!!