I hate the drive but I love the show! Lots of traffic this morning on the roads and in the show. This was my best Madison show in months!!
I brought out 10 display cases. I also brought out my binder of 1971 Topps Coins for George as he requested that binder. George and Kristie were at my table early and purchased almost all of my coins! Thanks George!
A regular customer found some 1962 Topps baseball. My father and son team that loves football, purchased a pile of cards. The son purchased one of my 1938 Our National Game Pins. Thanks guys! Gil, my resident Giants fan, bought some cards. Thanks Gil!
Ben purchased some 1971 Topps baseball. I sold some 1975's to another customer. I sold a 1969-70 Topps Bobby Hull to a new customer. Brian was the big winner today as he purchased my 1958 Topps Mickey Mantle, 1958 Topps All Star Stan Musial, and my 1956 Topps Harmon Killebrew. Thanks Brian.
Quite a few guys purchased cards but I don't remember exactly what sold, as usual. I ended up have a really nice day.
On the buying front, I purchased a few more autographs from Ben. Bob offered me some high-end graded cards but I did not respond with an offer. I just had a feeling he wanted big bucks.
I have known Tom, the dealer set up across from me, for a long time. He used to set up at my show back when it was at the Clarion. I got to talking to his son, who told me he collects T206's. He is starting out slow but his goal is to complete the set. What a neat kid!
The dealer set up next to me, with what I call the couch-potato set up, was out the door by 1 p.m. Me and Kyle were the last dealers at the show. I was making sales late and got stuck chatting. I did not hit the road to home until 4 p.m. I pulled off the highway in Janesville and paid a mere $3.33 for gas. I filled up on my way out by my house for $4.09 a gallon. I also hit Wendy's in Janesville where I didn't notice until it was too late that they put cheese on my burger. My daughter ate the burger when I got home.
Pretty great day in Madison. The promoter Beau does a tremendous job. The Madison show is one of the most solid shows I regularly attend. Next Madison show is on September 24th. I plan on bringing binders to that one. I also had a request for my dime box, I'll try to remember to bring it out in September.
Up next, is Oak Creek on Saturday and Janesville on Sunday. I'm bringing binders to Oak Creek then display cases to Janesville. I would prefer to bring binders to Janesville but I did lousy with them last time so I gotta bring display cases to see if I can right the ship!
See you this weekend!!