For the 7th year in a row, I will not be going to the National. 2014 was the last time I went (Cleveland) and I remember quite vividly how much fun I had for the 2 days that I was there.
- I remember being only a 90 minute drive from the show and not having to stay overnight at a hotel like I did in Baltimore two years prior. That was a big plus as there's nothing better than sleeping in your own bed.
- Just seeing the mass of humanity and chatting up a lot of dealers and fellow collectors while sifting through boxes was the most fun; I'm looking forward to doing that again someday at the National (2022 I hope)
This show I'm sure is going to be crazy, with the hobby in such a state of hysteria I'm sure that a lot of money will be changing hands. Sadly, or possibly a good thing, none of the money will be mine. I'm hoping to see a lot of pictures though of what's going on there for the next several days so I can live vicariously through the amusement of others.
For now, I'll be happy hitting more shows here in South Florida. There's one each of the next 3 weekends and if I feel like driving 2-3 hours there's a show every weekend for me through Labor Day weekend if I'm in the spending spirit.
Hopefully I can find more additions to my collection such as the 2020 Gold Foil Andrew McCutchen I found in a 3/$1 box last weekend in WPB. The photo isn't too bad considering I have to use my camera now as my scanner will not scan at all.
To those of you that are going to Rosemont, have a great time!! Send lots of pics!!
Most of all, enjoy the hobby.