There is no better place to celebrate my birthday than at a card show. It was pretty awesome to be greeted by birthday cake/cookie courtesy of Keith. Thanks Keith! I sliced it up and handed pieces out. Then another awesome guy gave me a box of doughnuts which I passed out as well. Then Stan bought me a meatball bomber. Thanks Stan! Thank you everybody for such a nice birthday!!
I had one minor hiccup. On Saturday, I went to Home Depot and bought a new cart. I learned Sunday while I was attempting to load into the Roma Lodge that my new cart is too small. Ugh! I am going to work on replacing the tire on my old cart before the January 7th Oak Creek show.
Keith put out a memorial display to our good friend Roger Baehr. I still can't believe Roger is gone.
On a happy note, we had an excellent crowd at the show. Maybe the largest so far. I was busy all day! I much prefer to be busy than sitting around. Jim got things going with a purchase of bunch of cards. Thanks Jim! Robert was the big winner today with a purchase of a pile of 1960 Topps baseball. Thanks Robert! I know I sold a bunch more cards but I waited too long to write this blog and cannot remember what I sold and who else bought some cards. I do remember that I had a nice day, better than expected.
I needed all that money and more because a pile of T206s walked in, pictured above. I did not have the money initially. A big thank you to Scotty P. for loaning me the funds to make the purchase!! Later in the show, with money in my pocket I purchased a bunch of Brooklyn Dodgers yearbooks from the same seller. Needless to day, I was really happy with my purchases.
I was having such a good time that the day went by very quickly. I was home by 3 p.m. where I shoveled some food down my gullet and took a nap for a few hours. Then me, the wife and kids drove to Downtown Chicago to meet my folks, who live down there. We then went over to Ron of Japan for an excellent birthday dinner.
Pretty great day. Though I sorely missed my brother Jon. It was my first birthday without him in 51 years. This is going to take a while to recover from. A big thank you to all the guys who gave me their condolences at the Roma Lodge. I appreciate you.
I really need card shows right now but unfortunately, I have none scheduled until Oak Creek on January 7th. I was noticing that I have a lot of holes in my 2023 show schedule. I hope to fill it up soon.
Anyway, Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for following along my 2022 Card Show Journey. I look forward to another year filled with shows and vintage cards.
See you in 2023!