I don't have much to report. I did not sell very many cards and I did not buy a thing. The only thing that came to my table was a group of Packers photos that I passed on. I spent most of the day listening to the dealer behind me tell everyone wearing Cubs garb that this was the Cubs' year. As a life-long Cubs fan (I also like the White Sox, I'm a Chicagophile), I have been disappointed too many times to believe that this is the Cubs year.
I am confident, however, the Cubs will make the playoffs but I don't see them getting past the Nats, Mets or Giants. The Cubs looked terrible against the Mets in the playoffs last year. The only guy who seemed to be able to get a hit, Schwarber, is out for the season. Maybe Zobrist will get a hit, he seems like the only guy on the team that can hit with any consistency. I'm just not buying into the hype. Heyward has been a big disappointment and most of the team is batting under .240. You can't win a championship with a bunch of .240 hitters.
While I'm talking sports, I'd like to make a few comments on the NHL and NBA championships. I had no idea the Pittsburgh Penguins were so good. Somebody with a higher hockey accumen than I needs to explain that one -- hey Will Schwenn where are you? As far as the NBA goes, I can't believe how poor Cleveland is playing. Looks to me like they should have kept David Blatt around, the team he coached last year looked much better than this Tyrone Lue team... and Lue has Irving and Love.
Next up for me on the card show circuit is Gonzaga Hall on Sunday, June 12, 2016. I just finished reloading 1967 Philadelphia football and 1953 Bowman baseball. I also have been pricing cards for my display cases. I am going to start working on 1968 Topps football and should have that one reloaded by Sunday. If I have time, I'll price some publications. If anyone is looking for anything special, let me know. See you Sunday!
Reminder -- my next Clarion show is coming up on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Clarion Hotel, 5311 S. Howell, in Milwaukee. Show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Admission.