For the third straight year, ESPN's Bill Simmons attended the National Sports Collectors Convention and then proceeded to feature it on ESPN, this year in the "Grantland" section of the ESPN site.
It's fun to read his work in general, and he's plenty knowledgeable in sports and sometimes in collecting to "cover" the event. Will you have to put up with the obligatory pot-shots at attendees and some dealers? Yes. Will there be plenty of pop-culture references? Yes. Does Simmons drool over a lot of pieces we in the hobby take for granted. Sure.
Nonetheless, it provides some big-time exposure for the hobby. It's an enjoyable read.
CLICK HERE for the "coverage."