The third and final day of the 2009 Fall Sports Card Expo was a memorable experience to be a part of. Mario Lemieux drew massive crowds of people. His autograph may have been expensive but that didn't stop hundreds and hundreds of people from lining up for hours to meet the Magnificent One. Lemieux greeted everyone with a smile and signed for close to three hours.
Dealers reported good sales and crowds were increased over the previous Expo. There seemed to be many more kids in attendance and there was a general excitement in the air as collectors discussed the hobby. The hopes of a John Tavares UD Young Gun was the main draw for most people in line at the Upper Deck redemption booth and the autograph cards were a bonus although some were a little luckier than others.
The Spring Sports Card Expo in Toronto will take place on April 30th, 2010 to May 2, 2010. Autograph guests will be released in the New Year.