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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fall Sports Card Expo - Day Two

There was one main thing on most people's mind today and that was Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. As usual, Mr. Hockey was a pleasure. Always smiling and meeting his fans with a handshake, Gordie Howe signed autographs for close to two hours. Also signing autographs today were Vic Howe, Parker MacDonald, and Bill Gadsby.

Line-ups were never-ending at the Upper Deck redemption booth. Saturday brought out many box-busters and if you wanted a redemption, you had to get in line. The two-hour window usually has lulls near the half-way point but the hopes of a John Taveres RC kept collectors buying.

The high-end collectors were out in full force at the ITG booth breaking boxes of In The Game Ultimate and Superlative. Canada Card World was present during some of the bigger hits of the day and saw cut-autographs pulled of Lynn Patrick and Toe Blake as well as some beautiful Stick Rack and Made to Order cards.

Many hobbyists converged at the HobbyInsider booth and spent the day trading, busting, and talking cards. With a great new publication Insider's Edge, HobbyInsider has come into it's own as more than just a web forum.

The third and final day of the Expo is tomorrow with the Magnificent One, Mario Lemieux making an appearance. It should be a great day for all.

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