A couple of things about the Orland show. If you are a vintage sports card collector and live within a two-hour drive of Orland Park, Illinois, you MUST attend this show. There is a tremendous amount of vintage cards in the room each and every show. There is also a wide range of pricing so you can find something within your budget. Attendance on this day, however, was very light for a Sunday Orland show. Though, I can't read much into the light attendance because, as I've stated before, card show attendance always dips during football season.
The wife was still in Arizona, so I brought two very groggy children with me to the show. We had spent the night before at a Halloween party then went on a Halloween walk through the Forest Preserve near our house. The kids were not happy when I got them into the van around 7 a.m. Quite a few customers at the show commented on how miserable they looked. Normally when I bring them to a show I bring stuff for them to do but between the Halloween festivities and pricing cards for the show, I didn't have any time to get anything together for them. Though, I did take them to Toys R Us after the show and that put them in much better spirits.
Sales were fairly light for this show. If it wasn't for Tony Schaefer (the other Tony) of Monster Cards, I would have had a disappointing show. Thanks Tony! Tony purchased a large pile of cards, I can't remember everything he picked up. I think there was a '55 Bowman Aaron and a '55 Topps Berra in there. A regular purchased some 1979-80 Topps hockey. An autograph hound pulled some 1965 Topps baseball. Dave traded in the '53 Bowman Stan Musial he purchased at the last Orland show for another one that I had in a little better condition and for some extra cash.
Chris sent me a list of 1967 Philadelphia football prior to the show and I almost completed his whole list. He also picked up some 1979-80 Topps hockey at the show. A new customer purchased some 1962 Topps baseball. Gil purchased some 1964 Topps basseball. A regular purchased my 1958 Topps Pee Wee Reese and my 1958 Topps Sandy Koufax. A new customer purchased my 1983 Topps Denis Sevard rookie (I think it was 1983).
Another new customer purchased my 1962 Topps Gini Marchetti. Another autograph hound purchased my 1970-71 Topps Gil Perault rookie. Joel picked up my 1956 Topps George Kell. Will picked up a nice grouping of 1957s and 1961s. Dennis picked up some 1962 Topps baseball. Rick rounded out my day with a nice pile of 1969 Topps baseball.
On the buying front, I picked up some 1960's era Bazooka baseball cards along with a nice pile of 1969 Topps football. There didn't seem like there were a whole lot of people walking around with cards. Two younger guys had some stuff, like a 1979 Topps Ozzie Smith rookie but they wanted book. They'll learn eventually that if they want to sell their cards, don't offer them to dealers at book price.
Last weekend I was at the Best Western Plus in Schaumburg for a show. That blog is on its way. This weekend is a double bill with Orland on Saturday and Serb Hall on Sunday. I'm feverishly trying to finish my 1970 Topps baseball binder by Saturday. I don't know if I'll have time for much else. Several guys game me lists, so I'm going to try and go through those as well. I'm hoping to have time to price some new star cards for my display cases.
Thanks everybody for your continued support. I currently have a terrific inventory. I've been a buying feind since the spring. Hopefully, I can get more cards priced and out over these next few months. See you soon!!
10 year-old Tabitha Gordon took the photos this week.