Flush with cash from the National, I invited some guys selling their collections to visit my office this week with their cards. The first guy arrived on Thursday with a near-set of 1956 Topps football and some assorted stars from 1968 Topps baseball. I bought the cards. Then the second guy came over on Saturday with three totes of complete sets. I bought all of the sets! I am no longer flush with cash from the National!
With empty pockets, my goal for the August Orland show was to sell cards, not buy cards. I really need to go to Sports Cards Anonymous and do something about this addiction. I had very little will power and self control at the Orland show as dealers lined up to sell me cards as soon as I entered the room to set up. I did buy some nice cards and am happy with my purchases. Pictured above are some of my purchases from the August 15th Orland show. I also was able to turn down some cards, which is rare for me.
I had a nice day selling cards but all my profits went into my morning purchases. I brought out all of my binders and sold a large volume of cards. Will, once again, was the overall winner, purchasing 1958 and 1971 Topps baseball. Another customer, whose name escapes me, was a close second by cleaning out my 1969-70 and 1970-71 Topps basketball binders. He also cleaned out my non-sports binder.
Another regular purchased a nice stack of 1950 Bowman baseball. For shear volume, Joe was the big winner as he spent most of the day pulling cards from a variety of binders. "Volume" was the key word today as I sold a TON of cards. My binders are kilt. A new customer purchased my whole 1972 Topps baseball binder early in the morning. I hope to have a new '72 binder out sometime next month.
Like I said, my binders are kilt. I think I am going to bring out display cases for a while instead of binders until I complete some major reloads.
It was great to see Denny and his wife who I have not seen for several years. I purchased some 1966 Topps baseball from Denny, who gave me a nice deal. Thanks Denny! I got to see Gil for the second month in a row after a long hiatus. Gil purchased a bunch of 1954 Topps baseball. Thanks Gil!
Mike and his son have been purchasing quite a bit of hockey from me these past several months and purchased more at the August show. Mike's son is heading back to college, maybe he can come in for the September Orland show. I really appreciate your purchases guys!
Real nice crowd today. My sales were up from last month but I did not bring home a whole lot of money because I bought so much stuff! Now I really need to sell some cards. I am looking to add some additional card shows and am scheduled next Saturday, August 21, for the Woodstock show at St. John's Lutheran Church, 401 St. John's Road, in beautiful Woodstock, IL. I really need to sell some cards as I have some more deals lined up!!
Minor rant: please no politics at my tables. There was a heated discussion at my tables today between two customers that ended with these middle-aged men calling each other names. Do we really need this? I would really appreciate it if folks could avoid the political discussions at my tables. I am going to place a sign behind my tables at the next Orland show stating "Political Free Zone." Anytime someone gets into politics, I will point to the sign and ask them to leave. Card shows are for fun, not for calling each other names over politics. End of minor rant.
Besides these two goofballs, this was a really great Orland show. Hopefully I can reload some of these binders before the September 19 Orland show. In the meantime, come see me at the Woodstock show on Saturday, August 21. I need to sell some cards!!
Pictured below is Joe, Gil, and a third regular customer whose name escapes me. Thanks for your purchases guys!