I appreciate everybody who came out and bought cards. I sold a TON of stuff. I don't even remember what I sold. It was a frenzy. Big Tim was the first one to arrive. Tim bought a pile of stuff, and for the life of me, I can't remember what cards he purchased but thank you! Next was Scott, who needed a wheel barrel to cart out all the stuff he purchased. Thanks Scott!
Then there is the Mantle guy I know from Orland. If he reads the blog, please tell me your name next time. You have probably told me it in the past but I am so bad at remembering names. Well, the Mantle guy purchased my 1958 Mantle base card and the all-star along with a 1965 Topps Mantle. Thank you!
Then there is another collector I know from both Orland and Schaumburg whose name I forgot as well. He is always finding cards in my binders and cheapy boxes for his sets. Thank you! Then there is that nice couple from Des Plaines, who I know read this blog. Please let me know your names. I really appreciate you guys and thank you for following me for so long!! Of course, thank you for your purchases!!
Big Bill from Antioch purchased my 1959 Bob Gibson rookie, which is an absolute beauty. Thanks Bill! Then there was Will and Joe, who made my day. I have met so many great people over the decades of setting up at card shows. Will and Joe have become family. Love those guys! I have not seen them since I last set up in Orland back in February. Will purchased a huge pile of 1969 Topps including stars and commons. Joe purchased my graded 1968 Roger Maris and 1970 Rod Carew. Thanks guys! We're all hoping our pal Paul reads this and comes out to the February 21 Pop-up Shop.
Then I had some new customers. One guy purchased a bunch of 1962 Topps baseball, including Yogi Berra, a Babe Ruth commemorative card, and a bunch of league leaders. I did not get his name but I really appreciate the purchases.
Another new customer, Rich, came with his young son. Rich completed his 1976 Topps baseball set and made some headway on his 1970 Topps baseball set. Thanks Rich!
There was another new customer, who told me his name and of course, I forgot it already. He bought a pile of cards which I really appreciate! Then there was long-time customer Angel who purchased a large pile of 1958 and 1959 Topps baseball. Thank you Angel!
A couple of other good pals made some long drives like Jim from Wisconsin. The roads were really slushy in the morning and I really appreciate the effort and purchases! Thanks Jim! Gary came in from Rockford. It was good to see Gary out and about and recovered from his recent surgery. Thanks for coming Gary and thanks for the purchases!
Ricky, who I met a few years ago in Orland, is working on the T206 set, among others. I did not obtain any new T206's this time around but Ricky found a bunch of 1954 Topps including my Jackie Robinson.
I might have forgot some others, sorry, I have no short-term memory. I really appreciate everyone who came out on Sunday. It is a bit of work converting my law office into a sports card shop for a day but well worth it. I spent all day today converting the Pop-up Shop back into a law office. It is kind of sad in a way, I much prefer to be surrounded by vintage sports cards than legal files.
Anyway, my next Pop-Up Shop will be on Sunday, February 21, 2021. I should have my 1973 Topps Football binder reloaded by then and possibly a few other binders. I plan to have a bunch of new stuff for my display cases as well. I was able to bring out a bunch of different items from the December to January Pop-up Shops and hope to have a great deal of new items for February. Hope to see some new faces at the February 21st Pop-up Shop. In the meantime, my Sports Card Show at the Salvation Army Community Center, 8853 S. Howell, in Oak Creek, WI, is scheduled for February 6, 2021. I have 43 dealers and 73 tables slated for the show -- should be my largest one to date. My waiting list is getting crazy. I am still taking names but it will probably be a few months before I get those people into the show. Hope to see everybody in a few weeks at the Sal!