Greetings from Baltimore!

Our first day at The National was a success. I entered the scene late Wednesday night along with Tim and Steve Hollander (both of whom opened the show Wednesday night). Arriving into Baltimore-Washington International Airport as I type this are Jeff Maeda and Geoff Holland.
Thursday at the National

Among our many show specials, the one that seemed the most popular today was the free shipping on drop-offs. We took in many full shoebox-style boxes, as well as dozens of 400-count boxes. With Geoff heading up our shipping department, we’ll get going tomorrow on packaging the cards we’ve received thus far so that we can ship them back to our warehouse and begin processing.

2001 Leaf Rookies and Stars Freshman Orientation Autographs #FO14 - Cesar Izturis Bat/100 - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.comSince it was The National night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, we all took in the Angels game. The Orioles nearly blew a 4-run lead late but got a walk-off hit up the middle by nine-hole hitter Cesar Izturis for a 5-4 win and a series sweep. Apparently Buck Showalter has made an immediate impression on this ballclub!

On Friday, it will be the only day that all five of us will be on hand so stay tuned for another update…

–Darren

4 thoughts on “Greetings from Baltimore!

  1. Amazing that the two LA teams are fading already. No complaints here, though!

    My guess is that some people that walk up to your counter are going to think they can sell their collections on the spot, rather than wait for processing and the cards to sell one-by-one. If this proves right, consider offering them up here for those of us who are not physically at the National. I realize it’s not why you’re there, but it’s a way for us to buy out collections without having to ship them to the site. Maybe I’m the only one who would be interested in this. Who knows?

    Letting people browse the site at the table is a no-brainer. Hope you have lots of laptops at the ready. Speaking of which, I have a ready-made quote for you, if things go the way I expect them to: Having COMC at the National is like having me at the National, except I don’t have to set anything up, and if something doesn’t sell, I don’t have to take it home.

      • We expect to offer similar specials for people that couldn’t make it to the national, but we need to get caught up with the flood of cards we got from the national first. It will be at least a few more weeks before we can offer any more specials.

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