Once again, not much doing. It was kind of like the Movie "Groundhog Day," with each day of the show being almost identical. I know I saw a few more people I know on Sunday. Shawn purchased my 1968 Topps Mickey Mantle. I sold a few more cards. I purchased some supplies I needed but no cards on Sunday.
The most notable part of Sunday was the Hawaiian drum/dance troupe behind the tarp in the Tattoo Convention that blew my ears out.
I don't know if I want to set up at this show again. This was my second bad show in a row and the folks that operate this thing raised the rates for the March show then bumped it up even more for the November show. Right now, I'm leaning towards skipping the November show.
This show just costs way too much and sales are not where I need them to be with such a huge table fee.
Thanks Chicago Sports Spectacular. It has been fun but it looks like it is time to move on. It is me, really, not you.
Up next is the Oak Creek show on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Salvation Army Community Center, 8853 S. Howell, Oak Creek, WI. Once again, space is sold out. I'm getting way too many calls, texts and messages. I can't respond right now. I do have a day job. There is no space available for new vendors. Contact me in a couple of weeks.
Current vendors, if you haven't already, please pay for your space for Saturday's show. Send PayPal, friends and family, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Should be fun this Saturday! I've got some new dealers trucking in from Michigan. Also, Lake Country Cards will be there accepting submissions to SGC.
Pictured above is a 1933 Goudey Ruth that was on display all weekend at the Goldin Auctions booth at the Sports Spectacular.
Pictured below is Dave peeking through the curtain to the Tattoo show.