All went smooth Sunday morning. It was nice to be back at Gonzaga with 24-feet of space to spread my wares after just 12-feet at the National. Added bonus was that the air conditioning at the hall was working perfectly thanks to Gonzaga show promoter Keith Kilps, who took it upon himself to clean the air grates on the back wall, creating tremendous air flow and comfort in the room. Props to Keith! I was also thankful that Keith's mom Candy was feeling better and graced us with her delicious cakes. I dined on a strawberry cake that was amazing!
There are so many things to love about the Gonzaga show but the thing I love the most are the many dedicated regular customers who show up each and every month and purchase mounds of cards from me. You guys rule!!
As usual, Jeff the superstar purchased a TON of stuff including a 1957 Topps Yogi Berra and a 1957 Topps Whitey Ford along with a stack of 1960 Fleer football. Thank you Jeff! Jason, another superstar, purchased a nice stack of 1964 Topps baseball along with a 1934 Goudey Billy Werber. Thanks Jason! Another regular customer purchased some 1966 Topps baseball and some 1973 Topps baseball.
Jim, who skipped the National to fish up north at his cabin, picked up a nice pile of 1956 Topps baseball commons. Larry told me he just started the 1972 Topps baseball set and found a few he needed at my table. Another regular purchased some 1966 Topps baseball commons. A new customer purchased some 1958 Topps baseball cards.
Another new customer purchased a 1961 Topps Yogi Berra and a 1959 Topps Warren Spahn. Mark, who falls into the superstar category, purchased a bunch of stuff including a 1955 MBL All-Star Game press pin from County Stadium here in Milwaukee, a bunch of publications and some 1960 Fleer football. Thanks Mark!! A new customer then purchased some 1969 Topps baseball.
A father and son team purchased some 1956 Topps baseball. A regular customer found some 1964s. Another regular purchased some 1970s hockey and basketball cards. A father and son team purchased a 1971 Topps Steve Garvey Rookie. A new customer purchased some 1976 and 1981 Topps baseball cards. A dealer rounded out my day by purchasing some 1980 Topps baseball cards.
Overall, these sales added up nicely and I had a really nice day. Thank you everyone!
Well, with a pocket full of cash, I was not shy on the buying front. I picked up a nice stack of 1970-71 Topps basketball cards, some 1959 Topps baseball cards, a pair of 1960 Topps Willie McCovey rookies, a stack of 1962 Topps baseball that included a nice Mickey Mantle, a stack of 1963 Topps baseball, a nice stack of Post cereal that included three Mickey Mantles, and a handful of 1964 Topps baseball. Whew! Did I say I had a pocket full of cash? Well, after buying all these cards, about 1,500 cards or more, I left the show with exactly one dollar. I even had to borrow some cash from another dealer to finance one of these deals. Then I had to race over to an ATM after the show to pay for my table! It was worth it. I LOVE buying cards!!! It was just another tremendous day at the Gonzaga show!!! Looking forward to next month!!!
I have a very busy weekend coming up. I am setting up at the Fort Wayne show on Saturday and the Bloomingdale show on Sunday. I have already priced some 1961 Topps football. I finished up some 1962 Post baseball but I am not sure if I am going to bring those out this weekend. Let me know if you are attending the Fort Wayne or Bloomingdale shows and would like to see the '62 Post. Otherwise, I am going to hold those for my show at the Clarion in Milwaukee on August 22. I am going to start working on some 1974-75 Topps basketball but I am not sure if I will have those done by the weekend. I will definitely have those cards out at my show on Aug. 22. I am looking forward to another great weekend! Come on out!!