A young collector purchased a nice pile of 1971 Topps baseball cards. A father with a young son and daughter purchased a nice pile of 1958 Topps baseball cards. My next customer was Greg, whose display case with the 10 Pete Rose rookie cards is prominently displayed above. I met Greg at the Sharonville Show in Cincinnati a few months ago. I also ran into him at the Fort Wayne, Indiana, show last month. Greg could not set up at the Sun-Times show. He has a pregnant cow to deal with on his farm in Indiana. He purchased a real nice 1966 Topps Roger Maris. Thanks Greg!
Sales were hard to come by the rest of the day. I went to the Starbucks and when I came back, my tablemate Bill had made a big one dollar sale for me. Woot! We ordered lunch from Giordano's for the second day in a row. Yesterday we had beef sandwiches that weren't all that good. Today, we went with the meatball sandwiches which were excellent. I went downstairs to meet the delivery guy. When I returned, a received another dollar for a card that was sold while I was away. Woot!
After lunch, a customer purchased some cards from my 25-cent box. This customer has been a regular of mine at the Sun-Times show for the past 15 years or so. I gave up long ago trying to get him to come out to other shows. He only attends this show.
Donny, a local customer, who collects oddball items, brought over a CFL Championship Ring that he purchased recently. The ring is covered in diamonds and rubies. It is cool!
Pictured below are some of the booths near the autograph section.
Bill was able to secure us a large cart to load out which is key. Most of the dealers are eggheads and hoard the carts for themselves. So we were very lucky to get a cart. As a result, we were all out of there much quicker than usual. I was home by 6 p.m.
Next week, I'm hitting the road and heading to Jackson, Michigan, for show on Saturday, then Canton, Ohio, for a show on Sunday. I am still working on my 1953 Topps baseball binder. I hope to have that one done shortly. I think I am going to work on 1976 Topps football next. A big thank you to everyone who bought cards from me this past weekend. I met lots of new folks and saw many old friends. Overall, I really enjoyed myself. I'm already looking forward to my road trip next weekend!! Adios!!!