I think I am finally officially back in blogging mode now since several things have have been resolved with the old and new house and we officially have internet at the new house! This will make the process of scanning and writing much more convenient and easy. Not a moment too soon either as my day at the 2012 National (Saturday) wrap-up will only take this one post. I got a ton of cool Orioles cards that I won't bore everybody with since they are really only of interest to me and my team set binders. I didn't make a ton of purchases but the ones I did make were pretty awesome.
I bought myself a box of 2012 Topps Series 2 since during all the moving and painting, I almost totally ignored the set. I'll be busting that box in the near future and posting up the results.
I also had a dumbass attack and bought 2 boxes of 100 ct. 1 pocket pages (for holding 8x10s in binders). I didn't realize my mistake until I got home Saturday night. If anybody needs them I'm willing to trade them to you since they do me no good. I really needed some 9 pocket pages so I'll just have to wait til next time.
I perused a lot of bargain bins at the show and filled a bunch of holes in some of my O's team sets. I even met up with Julie from It's Funner Here at one of the dime box tables. We kept running into each other throughout the day exchanging pleasantries and showing our latest purchases to each other.
I also met up with fellow Orioles Blogger Ryan S. from The Great Orioles Autograph Project in a chance meeting while walking through the cardboard jungle. We talked for couple minutes about the team and about our respective collecting goals.
And I can't forget my good buddy William from foul bunt. He stayed at my house Friday night and we stayed up way too late looking through cards. I appreciate him putting up with my scheduling conflicts and my random sense of humor. It's always fun going to a card show with someone you know and being able to "geek out" with a person with similar interests.
Overall, I had a good time at the show. I'm already looking forward to the next card show!