Important Info For Those 2010 National VIPs

For those 2010 National VIPs that did not receive the following e-mail, here is some helpful information that will tell you where to go and what to do when coming to Baltimore.

First things first – you will need to make sure you have your printed e-ticket with you to pick up your VIP credentials at the show. The National begins for VIPs with the Beckett Media VIP Reception at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, 8/4.  We will begin distributing VIP credentials at Noon on Wednesday. Enter the Convention Center using the Charles Street Lobby. Look for the Kiosks which say VIPS WITH E-TICKETS. At that kiosk, your ticket will be scanned and you will receive your VIP (or SUPERVIP) badge, your VIP Gift Bag, your Autograph Tickets plus an information packet which has all you need to know for the week. If you purchased the ALL ACCESS option for your VIP Package, you will also receive an additonal envelope with those instructions. If you come in on Wednesday afternoon before 3:30, you will be directed to the VIP Reception which will be held on the 3rd floor at the Center in Rooms 307-310. Your VIP badge is required for entry. There will be refreshments and Mike Boddicker & Lydell Mitchell will be signing free autographs for VIPs from 3-4PM.  At 3:30 PM, VIPs will be permitted on the Show Floor to enjoy the 31st National until 8PM.

If you are unable to pick up your VIP credentials on Wednesday, the procedure is still the same. Have your ticket scanned at the VIPS with E-TICKETS Kiosk and receive your credentials, gifts and autograph tickets. VIP Credential distribution will open Thursday-Saturday at 8:30 AM each day. VIPs will have access to the show each morning Thursday-Sunday at 9:30 AM. Signs will direct you to the VIP entrance from which you can enter the Show each day.

We know you’re going to have a great time at the National

Ephrata Rec. Center 2010 Show Information

For those collectors that live in Central Pennsylvania one of the best sports card shows takes place once a year in Ephrata at their Recreational Center.  When I first started collecting this was the big show of the year for me.  Its still a very good show, especially for Phillies fans.  I can’t recall another show that has so much Phillies stuff.  Next year it will take place on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins will be signing autographs that day for collectors.  For more information about the show click here.


The Baseball Card Database

From the same people that brought you, comes a new resource for collectors. has a ton of information on each an every MLB team.  My favorite section of the site is the Phillies team page where you can browse through all the team’s records.  They provide very good stats for those collectors that enjoy numbers.  They have been working hard on this site for the last three years.  Be sure to check it out and give it a try.