Day 3 Review: National Sports Collectors Convention In Chicago

Decided to sleep in and only caught about half a day of Day 3. Much smaller crowds than on Thursday which was kind of a surprise. The dealers who were not selling as much as they had hoped to this point in the show were beginning to grow impatient, meanwhile many others, especially those with modern cards, had significant dents made in their bargain boxes and showcases. I saw one modern dealer get completely bought out today. Roger Staubach was the main autograph draw in the afternoon and had a solid line throughout. Former gold glove winner Buddy Bell was able to finish his signing session in half the time it took 79 year old Hockey Hall Of Famer Pierre Pilote to make it through half of his, and many people in the Pilote line had to jump over or duck under barriers over to get Bell, and then duck back in the Pilote line. Panini seems to have the most popular wrapper redemption program as their pavilion is constantly packed every time I walk by. Highlight of the day was seeing a Brien Taylor 1992 Topps Gold card, worth a fortune in 1992, passed over in a nickle box in 2011.

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