Largest crowd in Orland since the summer began, though sales were a little slow. All the dealer tables were filled. It was good to see Dennis today, a long-time customer who only comes out to Orland four or five times a year. Dennis picked up my '68 Aaron All Star and a couple other cards. Andy from Orlando was in town today. I met Andy through eBay a few years ago and he comes in every year to visit family and likes to hit one of my shows. He picked up a nice assortment today including some 1952 Bowman baseball. Rick picked up a really nice '59 Banks All Star and an assortment of others. Terry picked up a '59 Topps football Jim Taylor rookie and a few others. Indiana Dave, who brought future card collector Zachary to the show, picked up a '51 Red Back. Gil was my customer of the day, purchasing a '55 Bowman Mantle and a large group of '63 Topps baseball. Illinois Dave picked up some '57s. Chris picked up my '71 Topps Bradshaw rookie. Chuck grabbed my '74 Topps Washington variations. I couldn't get him to bite on my '74 Topps Winfield rookie. Mark picked up some Washington variations as well. Joel made some purchases and is also looking for the Jewish ballplayer sets. If anyone has any of these, please let me know. Will picked up my '60 Topps Maris. Quite a few other guys purchased small groupings of cards.
As usual, I bought more than I sold today. I picked up about 1,400 cards from Jim, mostly early to mid-1960s commons. I bought a '66 Topps Mantle and a '53 Topps Campanella from Junior. I picked up some '70s basketball, some '61 Topps baseball, and a '60 Topps Maris All Star. I also purchased a '39 Play Ball Hank Greenberg PSA 4 and a T205 Hughie Jennings. A real nice haul today.
The National Show comes to Chicago on Wednesday. I'm working on pricing some '62 Post baseball for the show. It is going to be a crazy week for me because I have to set up for the show Wednesday morning, go to work, come back for the show and stay till 9 or 10 p.m. Thursday I'm going to take off work and Friday I'm going to work in the a.m. and hit the show around 1 p.m. I plan on pricing cards the next few nights to have some new stuff out at the show. There's nothing like the National. It should be fun!