I sold several 1938 Our National Game pins to a regular customer. It was nice to see Chuck for the first time in months. Chuck picked up a bunch of stuff including a 1973 Kellogg's Carlton Fisk. Thanks Chuck! I had quite a few set builders digging through my binders. Thanks guys! Corky was the first to hit my newly reloaded 1975-76 Topps hockey. One customer purchased some 1979 Topps baseball. I think it has been a while since I sold any 1979 Topps. I actually had another guy ask for 1989 Topps -- how often does that happen? NEVER!
On the buying front, I picked up some 1938 Churchman boxing and a handful of old Chicago Bears pocket schedules.
Speaking of purchases, I hear tales each weekend of Hall of Fame purchases at Dollar Store prices. At the Schaumburg show, one guy was telling me how he bought all sorts of 1950s baseball stars at a recent toy show for practically nothing. Frankly, with the advent of the internet and the relative ease for anyone to learn the value of a card, I just don't believe him or most of the stories I hear, for that matter. Maybe it is the lawyer in me that wants more evidence when someone tells me they purchased a $250 card for just $8. I just refuse to believe these sort of stories without some sort of witness testimony. A sworn affidavit may work as well.
Anyway, a big thank you to everyone who purchased cards from me in Schaumburg! I had a really nice day.
CLARION SHOW SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016, IN MILWAUKEE
Once again it is time for my monthly Clarion show in Milwaukee. Attendance has been real strong these past couple of months. I am hoping for more of the same this Saturday. I am working on a new 1975 Topps baseball binder. I also hope to have time to price more cards for my display cases along with some publications. My core group of dealers should be there. I do have some dealer tables available as Scott has to miss the next few shows while he coaches his daughter's basketball team. Good luck Scott! Tables cost just $25 for an 8-footer. Drop me a line!
I am also setting up Sunday, February 14, 2016, at the Indian Lakes Resort, in Bloomingdale, Illinois. I cannot think of a better way to spend Valentine's Day with your honey than by taking her to the romantic surrounds of the Fred Copp baseball card show. I hear Fred is going to break out his banjo and sing some love songs to happy couples. So be there or be square!