A dealer who likes my 50-cent box came by while I was setting up and pulled out a pile of cards to start things off. Mark made his second show in a row, which is a rarity thanks to his tough work schedule. Mark picked up a large pile of cards today including some 1965 Topps football, 1966 Topps football, 1965 Philadelphia football, 1962 Topps football, some 1965 Topps baseball and those funky Parkhurst minor league cards I picked up yesterday. Thanks Mark!! A new customer purchased my 1950 Bowman Walt Schlinkman, an old-time Packer.
Another new customer purchased some 1963 Topps football. A father and son team purchased my 1934 Goudey Charlie Grimm. Jeff picked up his usual large pile. Today he bought some 1965 Topps baseball, 1965 Philadelphia football and my 1958 Topps Frank Robinson. Rolf picked up a trio of 1964 Topps Tom Brown cards. Jason purchased a nice pile of 1934 Goudeys and some 1964 Topps baseball. Jim found some 1954 Topps and 1953 Topps. I always like hearing about Jim's collection. He collects cards from 1951 to 1955 and he has multiple sets from each year. One of the hardest sets from those years are the 1953 Bowman Black and White baseball. There are only 64 cards in the set and they are just tough to find. Jim was telling me he has more than 200 of the black and whites. I think the most I've ever had is 20 or so.
My regular customer, who purchases Italian ballplayers, found quite a few in my 50-cent box and in my 1955 Topps binder. Dan picked up a nice pile of 1964 Topps baseball. A regular customer then picked up some 1965 Topps baseball. Gary picked up my 1959 Topps Mickey Mantle. A regular customer purchased a 1959 Topps Ike Delock. Another regular pulled a bunch of 1963 Topps baseball. An autograph hound found quite a few cards from the 1950s and 1960s to send out to get signed. Scott rounded out my day by purchasing a bunch of St. Louis Cardinals from the 1960s.
On the buying front, I didn't buy a thing. Nada. Nothing. A few guys came by with cards but I didn't even look because I was trying to raise funds for some debts I owe to some other guys for cards I recently purchased. Though I have to mention a nice lady who came in with photos of cards she inherited from her father. She had complete sets of 1933 and 1934 Goudeys, including doubles. I saw two '33 Gehrigs in her photos. I saw all four Ruths from the '33 set. She also has Play Balls from the 1930s and a large number of post-war cards. She told me she turned down an offer of $25,000 for the Goudeys. Right off the bat, she's way out of my price range. We talked for a while and I was happy to give her some advice on how to get the most money for her cards. I hope she keeps in touch because I'd like to know more of what she has and how much she eventually receives for them. Cool stuff!
Overall, an excellent day and a terrific weekend selling cards. Next week I'm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Schaumburg on Sunday. I'm looking forward to that breakfast buffet at the Embassy Suites. I should have my 1966 Topps baseball binder reloaded by Sunday. If there is anything anybody is looking for, send me an email and I'll bring it out to the show. Thanks to everybody at Gonzaga for making my day great!!
Pictured up top is a display case belonging to Ken, the dealer who regularly sets up next to me at Gonzaga. Below are some more photos of Ken's set up and another neighbor George.