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Jim VB
09-22-2009, 02:02 PM
Mark Finn posted this on the Non-Sport side, but I figured I'd post it over here. Never too early to start planning.

Looks like Angels or White Sox.

Rob D.
09-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Fajitas.

vintagewhitesox
09-22-2009, 03:05 PM
Hope it's the Sox. Best weekend ever!

Rob D.
09-22-2009, 03:15 PM
Does anyone have info on parking costs?

bcbgcbrcb
09-22-2009, 03:48 PM
I was there this summer and the parking garages near the stadium/convention center were generally $10.00 for the day as long as it was an Orioles game day.

Jim VB
09-22-2009, 03:55 PM
does anyone have info on parking costs?

Strike one!!!

Leon
09-23-2009, 12:04 AM
Does anyone have info on parking costs?

I hear there is a Mcdonalds that's only 2.7 miles away that you can park at for free and then walk the rest of the way. :rolleyes:

Rob D.
09-23-2009, 07:51 AM
Thanks, Leon.

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calvindog
09-23-2009, 10:18 AM
Hey, don't make fun of Rob. Those Somolians really add up.

BCauley
09-23-2009, 10:37 AM
Looking forward to this event. Having just moved to Alexandria, VA, I read/heard somewhere that the National would be in Baltimore. I've never been to one before and am already making a list of my wants that I'll be poking around for.

Do you guys post a list on here as to who will be setting up shop there? I'd like to put a face to the avatars on here and see what goodies you guys have.

whitehse
09-23-2009, 11:14 AM
My daughter is in the Air Force and stationed at FT Meade but they are buying a house in suburban Baltimore in just 2 weeks. Looks like I already have my hotel accomdations for the national!!!

Rob D.
09-23-2009, 11:48 AM
Hey, don't make fun of Rob. Those Somolians really add up.

$2 here, $2 there, next thing you know, a few more Harlem Globetrotters cards added to the collection.

Kotton King
09-23-2009, 11:58 AM
If you purchase parking with your ticket order, the price range is $8-10.

I usually park in Lot F/G/H for games (which isn't that bad of a walk) and it costs $8

Jim VB
09-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Matt,

The sarcasm font seems to be malfunctioning on Rob's computer. Any suggestions?

Rich Klein
09-23-2009, 12:42 PM
When I was around the area in April; parking will be far more expensive than it was in Cleveland. That is also a function of being downtown and in an area which includes the Harbor and Camden Yards; etc. Downtown parking does cost more. However; similar to Chicago; if you are willing to walk a reasonable distance there is either public transportation OR cheaper parking than at the site. Those choices are up to you.

The location is about as good as one is going to get on the East Coast for accessibility so I think it is worth a shot to try a new area and see where we go. We are near Washingon, Baltimore and only 2 hours or so from Philly and about 4 hours from NY.

I will say this is a much better overall location than Atlantic City was on the East Coast. I will also say; as I said a while back; that parking costs are what they are; but ADMISSION costs can be scaled back for the average collector. A varied pricing structure; while a bit of a pain; might be the best way to help both the advanced collector with not as much time or the beginning collector showing up at noon on Saturday.

Rich

Jewish-collector
09-24-2009, 08:28 AM
I am thrilled that the National is coming to Baltimore. I grew up in the area & used to hang out in the downtown area. A lot has changed over the years, however. It used to be trivial to drive downtown & park right at the inner harbor. Not anymore. Parking is now a major hassle and VERY EXPENSIVE.

I am hoping that the National is successful, but I have my doubts. There have been sport card shows in the Baltimore downtown area over the years, but none have really been successful. So, we shall see how this one turns out...