On Friday and Saturday, I was fortunate enough to be a part of some truly spectacular hobby experiences. The one that stood out to me was Card Talk’s 2nd annual live event, which had great music, panels, giveaways, and a crowd of enthusiastic collectors.
The first panel, which featured DJ Skee and the eBay Collectibles team, answered questions about eBay’s brand-new vault, which was unveiled earlier this summer. Another panel featured prominent female leaders in the hobby, who shared some insightful perspectives about their experiences as collectors. Everyone also got raffled into a 2021 Flawless Football giveaway, and one lucky winner went home with a Zach Wilson rookie autograph. Finally, the night was wrapped up with an epic performance from Memphis rapper Fresco Trey, who knows how to get the crowd jumping.
The vibe from this event was another affirmation to me that the hobby seems to just keep growing. Everyone I spoke to was in high spirits and incredibly friendly to me, and this is another part of The National that I will have on my calendar for years to come.