First, though I wanted to highlight one of the best sports memorabilia/antique websites on the planet. It is called SportsAntiques.com and, like I said, there is no better website geared to sports memorabilia.
Now, I'm sure you're wondering why am I giving a shout-out to SportsAntiques.com in a post about "The National?" Well, I'll tell you why.
If you want to see thousands (and I literally mean thousands) of photos from "The National" going all the way back to 2003 then that there is no better website to go to. It is operated by a collector named Carlton and he travels the nation in search of anything and everything sports related. I suspect he'll be in Baltimore this weekend, so stay tuned for when he adds his treasure trove of memorabilia photos a few weeks down the road (historically, it has always taken some time for him to put up his photos). In the meantime, go there now and look around. When you are done with that in a few hours, come on back here. BTW, I don't think Carlton cares about cards, so don't expect to find any cardboard anywhere on his website.
On the blog front, Things are Funner Here post her Day 2 report, and Man and Wife Sportscards feature some vintage stuff in their most recent blog post.
Okay, now on to some twitter pics from "The National."
Field Level View blog put up a pic of some Dick Perez paintings for sale through Legendary Auctions below.
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Here is a view of the Topps display at "The National."
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Not only is Topps at the show but so is Bench Warmers. Here is a pic from them featuring several of their models.
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Collector Garland Thomas tweets a pic of a player from the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
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Sports Card News tweets this great 1951 St. Louis Browns jersey of Satchel Paige.
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All About Cards, who you should definately follow for his large number of twitter pics, features this display from Heritage Auctions showing game-used jersey's of Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, and Rogers Hornsby.
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Sports Collectors Daily is at the show and tweets this pic of vintage Baseball bats from the floor. They also have a post up featuring an interview with a first time National dealer. Check that out here.
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Chris Olds with Beckett also has a bunch of pics up. Below is a Topps contract signed by Sandy Koufax from the ToppsVault booth.
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So much wax!
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