I asked the good folks who follow me on Twitter to give me a blog topic and Voice of the Collector made this suggestion. Now, he better read it. =)
One of the things I am most looking forward to is meeting some of the people I talk to on a daily basis either through e-mail or twitter. It would be nice to have a face to go with all the names, and it's nice to meet people who share a common interest. While I usually hate people, I really do like (most) of you. I can hear you all laughing from here... I'm (half) kidding... ;) Another thing I am curious about it how many women will be there. Usually when I go to a card show, or me and Sooz go together the only other women we really see are mothers of small boys taking them around. (If one dude asks me if I want a WNBA card, or tells me something is shiny I may go bananas. Olds, if you are reading this I am already anticipating you doing this just to push my buttons.)
Honestly, what I will end up keeping an eye out for at the National are things that I can't really find locally or on eBay, as well as National exclusive types of things. I am interested in getting a hold of a LeBron Heat card to flip for something I care about, and definitely looking to get a Strasburg card. I will probably wait to flip the Strasburg card until he is off the DL and pitching again.
I will also pick up supplies because you get the best prices at shows on 9 pocket sheets, PC1/PC3 cases (which I love), and penny sleeves.
I would love to find some Pujols base cards to fill in the holes in my collection, and maybe some inserts on the cheap. I haven't really been buying much of his stuff lately because I have been trying to hoard as many Cano auto's as possible before they get more out of control. I would be really happy to find a boatload of Pujols cards and cross some more off the list of 90 million cards he has.
I won't be bothering with getting any of the paid auto's, that is for sure.
OK, I'm done now. Your turn to talk to me and entertain me while I wait for A-Rod to come up to bat.
So who is going and what are you looking for?