Thanks to Fritz, I had a real nice show and a very profitable weekend. Fritz was upgrading a 1961 Topps set and picked up my Mickey Mantle today along with some commons. I had some other nice sales today. A regular purchased some 1970 Topps along with cards out of my dime, quarter and dollar boxes. I had a real nice cash and trade deal with Larry where he got my 1938 Our National Game Lou Gehrig and I took home a bunch of 1960 Leaf baseball.
A new customer purchased some 1970-71 and 1973-74 Topps basketball. Frank picked up some 1971s. Kyle pulled some cards from my dollar box. Randy picked up some 1954 Topps baseball. A new customer picked up my 1975 Topps Minis Johnny Bench along with some 1977s. A new customer named Mike picked up some 1977s and 1978 Topps baseball.
On the buying front, I picked up a large amount of autographs for my ever-growing autograph collection. I also purchased some 1953 Bowman Color baseball.
A like when customers play show and tell. The Sun-Times show was a week before Bloomingdale and one of my customers brought by his Sun-Times pick-ups. He had a really cool Joe Louis pin and a bunch of other pins. I took some photos and they're posted below.
The Bears and Vikings were playing at noon on this unusually warm November day. Because of the game, the room cleared out by noon.
I will be back in Bloomingdale on December 23, 2012.
As I write this, November 25 is ancient history and I'm getting ready for the December 16 Gonzaga show in Milwaukee. I just finished updating some 1971-72 Topps hockey. I'll also have the second of my 1972 baseball binders reloaded. I'm hoping to reload some 1969 Topps football but I'm not sure if I'll get it done by Sunday.
A few notes on Gonzaga. The start time of the show has been bumped to 8 a.m. for the Packers-Bears game. Also, Johnny Logan will be signing autographs and the folks that run the live auction plan to auction off a certified Babe Ruth auto. This should be a tremendous show. See you there!!