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#1 mrmint23

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:03 AM

Just booked my flight....since gas keeps going up I figiured flights would not get any cheaper. Still searching on hotels. Anybody else going?

#2 cadets68

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:23 AM

I should be there at least one day.

I drive, it is about 2 1/2 hours.

Looking forward to it.

Shawn
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1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
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1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
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1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:01 PM

Maybe one of you gentlemen would be kind enough to take a few photos for those of us who can't be there. :)

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:01 PM

Ted here is a picture of me at the last Chicago National (2008). It was on the front page of the National website for 2 years. Now you have to dig a little to find it.


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I am the larger fellow on the bottom left corner wearing the blue Brewers shirt. You only see me from the side. We were involved in Box wars at the Donruss booth. The prizes were in the glass case. The long line on the right was for a free spin of a wheel. You could win exclusive National cards by spinning the wheel.

Hope this gives you a little taste of what's to come this summer.

Shawn
Psa Braves/Brewer Team Sets Complete
1956 Topps Milwaukee Braves 17.39%
1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1972 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1974 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1975 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00% 
1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:22 AM

Ive been to the last 2 Nationals in Cleveland and Baltimore but want to get an idea of this show will compare. Also, how hard is it to get tickets to a Cubs game...Thinking about doing a field tour of Wrigley.

Thanks

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:39 PM

Nice! Thanks for posting the pic Shawn!

I've heard that next summer will be in Baltimore, I've already told my wife I WILL be there. I've never been to one, so it should be a blast.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

Have not been to a National since the FIRST one in Atlantic City. MAYBE next year in Baltimore would work for me!

#8 Tedw9

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:27 PM

It would be nice to meet some of you that I talk to on here and other boards. That is if I could tear myself away from the tables long enough to say hello. :P

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:24 AM

Good Idea Ted, Net54 made id tags last year and Leon passed them out at his table.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

For those who have gone, are you able to find good deals or are the prices high????? Thinking of going, but its a long ways from me.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:06 PM

For those who have gone, are you able to find good deals or are the prices high????? Thinking of going, but its a long ways from me.



Yes to both. This show is bigger than you can imagine. There are tons and tons of items to look through. It would take days to see everything.

There are some items that are high priced. There are some items that are steals.

Going to the National is a must if you can get there.

Shawn
Psa Braves/Brewer Team Sets Complete
1956 Topps Milwaukee Braves 17.39%
1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1972 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1974 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1975 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00% 
1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


#12 mrmint23

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:21 AM

One thing to remember...DONT quote Ebay prices to dealers or say I could get this cheaper on Ebay...Automatic turn off...I have qouted VCP average prices which is the same thing but a lot of dealers at this show have access to VCP.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 07:07 AM

Just booked my hotel at the Hyatt across from the convention center.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:24 AM

Just booked my hotel at the Hyatt across from the convention center.


I have stayed there a number of times. You will like it.

Shawn
Psa Braves/Brewer Team Sets Complete
1956 Topps Milwaukee Braves 17.39%
1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1972 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1974 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1975 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00% 
1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


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Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:09 AM

Less than 8 weeks

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:11 PM

Less than 8 weeks



Can we expect a full report from those who attend? :D

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:48 PM

Can we expect a full report from those who attend? :D



I will give a report. I am already excited. There is nothing like going to the National.

Shawn
Psa Braves/Brewer Team Sets Complete
1956 Topps Milwaukee Braves 17.39%
1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1972 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1974 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1975 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00% 
1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


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Posted 14 June 2011 - 06:29 AM

Im thinking about taking a tour of Wrigley Field during the Convention....Does anyone know how to get from the Convention Center to Wrigley?

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:05 PM

Im thinking about taking a tour of Wrigley Field during the Convention....Does anyone know how to get from the Convention Center to Wrigley?



Yes. Probably a half hour to forty five minutes apart.

Take the Kennedy to W Addison exit. Wrigley is a few miles down on your left.

It would be worth it. Good luck

Shawn
Psa Braves/Brewer Team Sets Complete
1956 Topps Milwaukee Braves 17.39%
1957 Topps Milwaukee Braves 44.00%
1958 Topps Milwaukee Braves 15.38%
1959 Topps Milwaukee Braves 27.50%
1960 Topps Milwaukee Braves 100.00%
1961 Topps Milwaukee Braves 60.00%
1962 Topps Milwaukee Braves 71.43%
1963 Topps Milwaukee Braves 34.21%
1964 Topps Milwaukee Braves 52.94%
1965 Topps Milwaukee Braves 45.16%
1971 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1972 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1973 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1974 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1975 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00% 
1976 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1977 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1978 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1979 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1980 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 100.00%
1981 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 96.88%
1982 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 84.38%
1983 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 89.19%
1984 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 77.78%

1985 Topps Milwaukee Brewers 79.41%


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:18 PM

Yes. Probably a half hour to forty five minutes apart.

Take the Kennedy to W Addison exit. Wrigley is a few miles down on your left.

It would be worth it. Good luck

Shawn


Can you take public transit




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