Set up went easy this morning. The only customer in the room prior to the official opening was a regular affectionately known as "Dan's girlfriend." I think he bought some supplies from Fred before leaving. There was a steady flow of customers in the room all day. A regular customer got things going for me today by purchasing a nice group of 1967 Topps baseball commons. Larry picked up a 1971 common and we also made a nice trade where I picked up a 1966 Topps Kaline amongst a nice group of cards and a few autographs.
Fritz found quite a few cards at my table today. He started by pulling 1961 Topps commons then moved to the 1956 binder and on to my display cases where he bought quite a few cards including a 1956 Topps Bob Feller and Duke Snider and a 1961 Topps Stan Musial. Kyle's dad picked up some 1955 Topps commons. Another customer named Larry picked up a nice pile of 1972-73 Topps basketball. Kevin picked up a nice pile of 1970 Topps. Willie rounded out my day with a nice pile of cards from the 1960s.
On the buying side, I picked up a nice group of 1953 Topps baseball then a grouping of 40 cards from the 1950's through 1970's including a couple of 1978 Ryans, Roses and Schmidts.
There was a nice discussion about diabetes today. I've gained a bit of expertise on the subject since being diagnosed in February. I'm always happy to talk about my experiences and the things I've learned. The day went by fast. I had a nice time talking with everybody. There was some ugly weather today and I really appreciate all those that braved the storms and came out to the show.
Next week I'm back in Milwaukee for the Serb Hall show. I'm hoping to finish that 1969 Topps binder for the show. I also have a near set of 1967 Philadelphia football ready for binder reload. I haven't been to Serb Hall since May, so I'm looking forward to the show. Hopefully we have a nice turnout.
Now I'm going to catch some SportsCenter and call it a night. I'll be up early for my real job. I hope everybody has a great week and I'll see you at Serb Hall!!