I brought out all my baseball and football binders once again. There are a lot of set builders at this show. Guys arrived early with their lists in hand. My first customer of the day was working on 1975 Topps baseball. He found a pile. Later, a second customer pulled a pile out of the '75 binder as well.
Another customer, who I recognize but do not know his name, pulled a pile of 1960 Topps baseball. Bob came by looking for a 1969 Topps Brian Piccolo rookie. I've got to remember to bring one out for him. Bob's buddy, whose name I always forget, pulled out a pile of stuff from a variety of binders.
Tom probably spent a good hour at my table cleaning out my 1973 Topps football binder along with several others. I enjoyed listening to Tom's stories about getting Braves autographs when he was a kid at old County Stadium.
There were others who made purchases, but I can't remember exactly what I sold. I was busy most of the day. Though, sales were down from the last time I set up at this show.
On the buying front, I was really surprised by the number of purchases I made. I did not expect to buy anything and blew through my money buying stuff. Jim had his ususal stack of stuff for me, including some 1962 Topps baseball high numbers. I purchased a pile of 1960 Topps baseball from Robin. Then Scott had an amazingly cool Cincinnati Reds program from 1934 that I purchased along with some 1952 Topps baseball.
A regular customer came by with a 1960 Topps Jim Brown that looked freshly printed. My initial thought was that the card was fake because the border was so white, the color was so rich and the card was perfectly centered. However, the back looked legit. Usually the fakes have a yellow tint on the back. I am not 100 percent sure but I think the card was real. Fellow vintage dealer Tom Jahn thought it was real as well. The customer was stoked. Both Tom and I advised he get the card slabbed.
The same customer offered me a pile of cards but his prices were way too high. Another dealer offered me a box of a few hundred 1959 Topps commons in VG shape at best. He wanted $2 a card. I sell those for a buck a card so I took a pass.
For lunch, I made sure to dine on a burger because the New Berlin Ale House's burger is one of the best around -- today's burger did not disappoint.
Overall, I really like this show. There is always a nice mix of modern and vintage. The promoters, father and son team Gary and Andrew, do an excellent job and are super nice guys.
My only issue, as I told Gary, is this show butts up against many of my other regular shows and I cannot attend most of them. The next New Berlin show is February 19 and I'll be set up at the Roma Lodge that day. Unfortunately, I can't make it back to New Berlin until the May 28th show.
Anyway, I did enjoy myself and highly recommend this show. I will be back... eventually.
Next up for me is the Woodstock, IL, show which has moved from St. John's Lutheran Church to Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, on this Saturday, January 21, 2023. I only have one table and am taking requests. So far I have requests for 1971-72 Topps basketball and 1978 to 1983 baseball. Anything else?
Next Oak Creek show is February 4, 2023. Tables are sold out.
See you soon!