I brought out all display cases this time. I placed out 10 cases; I could have added one more. It took quite a while to load up the cases. I think I finished up around 9:30 a.m. I was ready for customers.... but there were none for me.
As I have stated in the past, there is a rotation at this show for customers. They start out at Steve's table, then Jim, then Terry, then me. I had to wait my turn.
Will and Joe arrived around 9:45 a.m. with egg McMuffins and coffee. I love these guys!! With no customers to speak of, I was able to dine on my McMuffins in peace. My first sale of the day occurred at 10:10 a.m. when a new customer purchased a 1957 Topps Frank Robinson Rookie.
It seemed like another hour went by before I had my second sale. I was worried in that waiting period. In all of my years of setting up in Orland, I have never had to wait so long for some sales. Being the Orland show, however, sales eventually came in, fast and often but I had to wait until 11 a.m. for the flurry of sales to arrive.
My guy working on the 1950 Bowman baseball set found a few cards. A new customer purchased a T206 common. Another customer purchased my 1951 Bowman Billy Pierce rookie. Will purchased my 1955 Topps Stan Hack and a pile of 1974's. Thanks Will! Another customer purchased some 1961's. Rick purchased a pile of cards. Then Tommy made my day by purchasing my 1969 Topps White Name Variation Mickey Mantle and my 1968 Topps Nolan Ryan Rookie. Thanks Tommy! I know there were a few more sales in there that I forgot but I ended up having an excellent day! Woot!
On the buying front, I purchased a pile of stuff including a 1962 Topps Ernie Banks, a 1965 Topps Bob Gibson, and an empty wax box of 1966 Topps football among a host of other stuff. Turned out to be a really great day on all fronts.
I gotta give my best wishes to promoter Rich who has missed his second show in a row. Feel better soon Rich! His team of lovely ladies ran the show perfectly in his absence. Such nice folks who take great care of me. They even gave me a bundt cake. Thank you!!!
Will, Joe and I went over to the sub shop after the show, as usual. We all did burgers. Then I was off to the hospital to visit my brother. Who was alert. One of his coaches came in and really perked him up.
All in all, a great day!
Next Orland show is December 11. I am leaning towards bringing out display cases again because I am so far behind on my binder reloads.
In the meantime, I have a great show planned for this Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Salvation Army Community Center, 8853 S. Howell, in Oak Creek, WI. Once again I will have 115 dealers and 170 tables. I have a bunch of new dealers lined up along with all the regulars. Also, former Brewers pitcher Don August will be signing autographs for free from 10:30 to 12:30. Oak Creek Dealers who follow this blog, please pay me for your tables first thing, as I will be crazy busy. You can also pay Lisa.
A big thank you to everyone who bought and sold me cards at the Orland show. Hope to see you all this Saturday in Oak Creek!