Man, do I love the Orland show. I get treated so well here. Like a king, really. The kind ladies that run the show gave me a cake for my birthday! I love them!!! Then a steady stream of guys asked about my brother. Love you guys!
Then my first sale was for more money than I made all day in Green Bay. My neighbor at the show, Terry, purchased a few piles of cards. Thanks Terry! Then Will purchased his usual pile -- '74 Topps baseball this time. Gil purchased my 1957 Topps Don Drysdale Rookie. Another customer purchased my 1957 Topps Frank Robinson Rookie. I can't remember everything I sold but there were several significant purchases. A really great day.
On the buying front, I purchased some cards from Junior, as usual. A few from Walt. There was a guy shopping around a game-used ticket from Don Larson's perfect World Series game, pictured above. He said he inherited it from his uncle, who attended the game. I have no idea of the ticket's value so I did not make an offer.
I skipped the sub shop today because I was tired out from Green Bay yesterday. Next Orland show is January 15.
A big thank you to everybody who has been sending me kind messages regarding my brother. He's only been gone six days and already I miss him terribly. I just want to talk to him. I wish I could tell him about his funeral. All the kids from Marist High School came. It was a beautiful sight. Then the athletic director from Marist spoke and said such wonderful things about Jon. He would have just loved it.
Jon's favorite movie was Rocky. Below is a link to the Rocky theme song in tribute to my brother Jon.
Rocky Balboa - Theme Song (HD) - YouTube
Here a couple of photos of Coach Jon...