Once inside, I was taken aback by all the empty tables. This show has 90 tables and they are all usually full. I normally take three tables, but today I took over a fourth because there was no one there. I essentially had the entire back wall which is something I've always wanted to do. I brought extra stuff anticipating extra space. I had a nice display.
Another vintage dealer Mike and I discussed our prospects at earning enough money to pay for the tables. Mike was unaware that the Sun-Times show was today and he was not happy. Luckily, quite a few of my regulars showed up. Rick purchased quite a few high grade 1964s. Larry picked up a nice group of 1963s. Another gentleman spent quite a few dollars on 1964s. I sold a Roger Maris rookie to another customer. A 1976 and 1979 Pete Rose to a customer. A 1968 "Manager's Dream" card went to a customer who usually purchases hockey. I sold some Exhibits to Will, some 1987 rack packs, and quite a few commons from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s to other guys. I didn't sell any basketball cards. I don't think I sold much football. Baseball carried the day. Overall it was a pretty good day. I also purchased a lot of 1968s, a 1964 Mantle and a 1964 Topps Coin Sandy Koufax.
I didn't make quite as much as I did on the Saturday at the November Sun-Times Show but I also didn't spend nearly as much in table fees and parking. I also had lousy days on Friday and Sunday at the Sun-Times Show and feel pretty good about skipping it this time around.
I've spent much of this evening pricing 1965s. Tomorrow I head up to Milwaukee for the Serb Hall show. I'm hoping my Serb Hall regulars will be in attendance.