Jon ended up selling just $56 worth of stuff. I kept $6 and gave him the $50. We're both willing to try this again though I don't think I'll send him to Bloomingdale while I'm at Orland. Maybe he can try Schaumburg while I'm at Serb Hall. Orland generally brings in all the Chicago area collectors.
The crowd at Orland was a little thin. I was expecting a bigger crowd with football season now over. I still had a nice day and made many sales. A collector in town on business from Orlando purchased a large number of 1977 Topps baseball. Another guy was collecting Moose Skowron and Bob Friend and I had many of the cards he needed. I helped a long-time customer Chuck, complete his 1959 set. Two other long-time customers purchased quite a few cards. Will picked up some 62s and Rick purchased a number of 63s. I sold '60 and '61 Warren Spahns to Dave. A new customer purchased a 52 Bowman Nellie Fox, another new customer purchased quite a few 1976 Topps. A dealer purchased quite a few expensive cards to make it a very profitable day.
Of course, I didn't bring much money home. I purchased a 1969 Topps Reggie Jackson rookie from a customer, a 1967 Topps Mickey Mantle from Junior, an 1941 Play Ball Indian Johnson SGC 3 and a 1955 Bowman Enos Slaughter SGC 4 from another customer, a lot of 58 1964 Topps from Jim, a dealer that sets up around the corner, and 13 different T206s from the dealer across the way.
The only negative of the day came when I was leaving the room at 2:51 p.m. (the show closes at 2 p.m.) and show promoter John Leary got in my grill telling me I need to leave the room much earlier, saying my departure time was ridiculous. I emphatically disagree. I set up regularly at four different shows. The other three show promoters could care less about what time I leave. In addition, I still had customers at my table at 2:20 p.m. and I have thousands of cards to pack up. I fail to see how my departure, 31 minutes after my last customer exits the room, is ridiculous. I just may discontinue setting up at the Orland show if this sort of nonsense continues.