I was beat Sunday morning after that long drive home from Green Bay on Saturday. But I'm a baller and was up and atom for the Orland Park show where I arrived at 8 a.m. Of course, Terry did not like the binders which performed very well on Sunday. I also brought out three display cases. I placed stars from the 1970's in one and football in the other two.
It was kind of a weird set up in the room today. There were spots in the room where there were no tables which got me thinking that I would probably take more tables if there are last minute cancellations. The person who was supposed to set up next to me did not show up and my little friend Adam and his mother eventually took the spot. I love those guys!
I thought attendance was pretty good. Andy got things started as usual. Thanks Andy! My guy working on 1950 Bowman baseball was disappointed I did not reload the '50 Bowman binder. However, he did end up purchasing my entire 1969 Topps baseball binder. I should have those '50 Bowmans reloaded in the next month or so.
A couple of Mikes came by and purchased some cards. One Mike is a big hockey collector. The other Mike is a big fan of this blog. Thanks guys! Duke purchased my 1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus rookie. Thanks Duke! Will brought me some breakfast and much-needed coffee! Will also purchased a pile of 1972's and 1955's. Thanks Will.
Last month I was joking that I would not recognize Will if he ever shaved his beard. He brought me a couple of photos sans the beard. I definitely would not recognize him! Can you pick him out?
Two weeks in a row seeing Chuck! Thanks for the purchases Chuck! Seemed like I got real busy when Chuck was at my table. Guys were pulling cards from the binders left and right. I was also trying to work a deal on some purchases. It is really tough to negotiate when there is a crowd. That one guy who used to set up in Orland with all the cigar boxes was sticking his nose in my negotiations. Proper etiquette when a dealer is trying to negotiate a purchase is to back off and let the deal happen. Don't grab any of the cards or ask the seller any questions!! Back off Cigar Box Guy!
The seller had a T207 Rube Marquard, a T201 Miller Huggins/Roger Bresnahan, a common 1933 Tattoo Orbit and some common 1933 and 1934 Goudeys. The cards were low grade and we were able to work out a deal. The seller also had some E cards but I was not certain they were legit. I like to see some fading on the back advertising of those cards. If the back looks like it was printed yesterday, I take a pass. I have been burned in the past on those.
I also bought a handful of cards from Walt, who ended up giving me a nice deal. Thanks Walt! Walt told me Tony Schaefer mailed him the box of cards he left at the show last month. Pretty cool thing to do Tony!
Capped the day off at the sub shop with Will and Joe. A pretty great day in Orland. I was real happy with my sales and purchases. Orland is just a solid show.
Next Orland show is October 16. In the meantime, I have another double-bill weekend with the Madison show on Saturday, September 24, 2022, and my Vintage Pop-Up Shop on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at my law office, 201 E. Dundee Road, Suite 2, Palatine, IL. New this time around are dealers Tim Fritz and Mike Slinkman. There will be 11 or 12 tables of vintage cards from low-end commons and high-end stuff on Mike's tables. I was going to grill some burgers but now am thinking of ordering some pizzas. Should be fun!
Next Oak Creek show is approaching quickly. I've got former Brewers and White Sox outfielder Bill Sharp signing autographs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also, dealer tables are sold out.
Looking forward to more fun time ahead!