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UD
03-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Not sure my message got posted.....but i listed the history of the cities the national was held since inception.

If i need to re-list please let me know.
Thanks
ud

ValKehl
03-12-2012, 10:14 PM
I don't see your list - please re-post it.

UD
03-13-2012, 09:17 AM
1980 LA
1981 DETROIT
1982 ST. L.
1983 CHICAGO (MY FIRST)
1984 PARSIPPANY
1985 ANAHEIM
1986 ARLINGTON
1987 SF
1988 ATLANTIC CITY
1989 CHICAGO
1990 ARLINGTON
1991 ANAHEIM (BIGGEST)http://www.net54baseball.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
1992 ATLANTA (BUST OF A FOLLOWUP)
1993 CHICAGO
1994 HOUSTON
1995 ST. L.
1996 ANAHEIM
1997 ATLANTA (WHY?)
1998 CLEVELAND
1999 CHICAGO (MCGUIRE/SOSA CRAZE)
2000 ANAHEIM
2001 CLEVELAND
2002 CHICAGO
2003 CLEVELAND
2004 ATLANTIC CITY (NO WEEKEND ATTENDANCE)
2005 CHICAGO
2006 ANAHEIM
2007 CLEVELAND
2008 CHICAGO
2009 CLEVELAND
2010 BALTIMORE (PLEASANT SURPRISE)
2011 CHICAGO
2012 BALTIMORE

Jewish-collector
03-13-2012, 09:21 AM
The 1997 National was in Cleveland, not Atlanta.

Griffins
03-13-2012, 10:42 AM
2004 was Cleveland.

Rob D.
03-13-2012, 11:00 AM
2004 was Cleveland.

That might explain the sparse weekend attendance in Atlantic City.

CardTarget
03-13-2012, 11:11 AM
yea, you're off a year somewhere there.

2004 was cleveland
2003 was Atlantic City

perhaps just switched those two. Everything after that looks right.

novakjr
03-13-2012, 11:32 AM
The 1997 National was in Cleveland, not Atlanta.

That might explain why '97 was a "bust of a follow up" for Atlanta.

UD
03-13-2012, 12:15 PM
I went back and checked old calendars. I did have some reverses.
1997 should be cleveland
1998 should be atlanta

2003 should be atlantic city
2004 should be cleveland

my thanks to the folks that brought this to my attention.
See you all in balto this year. Please stop by my booth and say hello.
Thanks
ud

brianp-beme
03-13-2012, 01:00 PM
To help people find the booth at the upcoming National...what is your name, or the name of your business? I assume neither is 'UD'.

Brian

Tomman1961
03-13-2012, 01:04 PM
Wanna put a (why?) by any city is 1984 Parsippany,NJ.But----My favorite show of all-time. I was/am happy to live only 15 miles away. But why not Wayne or Atlantic City. Parsippany was my first National.Small-ish town in NJ. They did a great job. Loved the display of T206 Wagner, Goudey Lajoie, and other cards and uniforms before you walked to the showroom at the hotel. I have some nice pictures of that display-I do not know who provided them. Goodwin? I will say of hundreds of shows I have been to in 25 years, it is my favorite

UD
03-13-2012, 01:18 PM
Booth number 625-629 our 28th national....i think....when one is as old as me one looses track....such as making those 2 mistakes in the listing of dates.
Thanks
uncle dick

Taxman
03-13-2012, 03:41 PM
Uncle Dick sighting is awesome...This is Kirk the mantle guy...Been missing you on words with friends.

theuclakid
03-13-2012, 05:53 PM
yes 97 was cleveland, 98 was chicago, 99 was atlanta.........funny 2 of my best nationals (I have set up at 22 (23 this year) were the 92 and 99 atlanta nationals... hope to see you all in baltimore (great location...2010 was excellent)....Bruce Perry

Chris Counts
03-13-2012, 09:56 PM
What's the story on Nationals before 1980? I attended several "West Coast Nationals" back in the 1970s, and I also attended a show in Pontiac, MI in 1975 or 1976 that was billed as "The National."

Griffins
03-13-2012, 10:33 PM
Agreed, I attended the Anaheim "national" in '74 and '75, at the Hyatt. I know there was also a Detroit one that was one of the first, starting about the same time Jim Nowell started them in Orange County. I"m guessing that was around '69 or so.