ICv2 reports on last night’s gala fest-o-ree:

The word of the night was “overwhelming” at the inaugural gala celebrating the opening of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore (see “Geppi Plans Comic Book Museum”). With hundreds of invited guests from the comics and pop culture industries in attendance, owner Steve Geppi cut the ribbon opening his new museum, showcasing the most incredible collection of significant pieces of pop culture memorabilia under one roof anywhere.

The attendees, most of whom had spent lifetimes in the comics business, with the personal accumulations of collectibles that implies, were universally floored by the scale and scope of the Museum’s collection. We heard the word “overwhelming” at least a half dozen times, from a wide range of attendees.

Retailer Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics, certainly no stranger to amazing collectibles, told us, “My voice was getting squeaky while I was looking at this stuff, and my voice doesn’t get squeaky.”

We’re taking a peek this weekend.