We were in the big room today. Nice dealer and customer turn out. Unfortunately, the church was back. Though at times the music sounded okay.
A regular customer got things going for me today with some 1964 Topps baseball. Another regular picked up some 1970 Topps baseball. A new customer purchased a 1964 Topps Jim Wynn. Larry and I made our usual cash and trade deal. Larry got my 1953 Topps Satchel Paige, an absolute beauty of a card. In return, I got some cash, a 1962 Topps Willie Mays, 1964 and 1967 Philadelphia Johnny Unitas, some 1952 Bowmans, 1957-58 Topps basketball and a bunch more cards.
A regular purchased a 1967 Topps Milt Pappas and some 1963s. Mort picked up some 1955 Bowman football and showed me a 1952 Bowman Large George Halas he recently picked up at a card shop. A regular purchased some 1974-75 Topps basketball. Then I called Ron, "Larry." I have a terrible problem with names. I always have. I am very sorry Ron. I have probably done the same thing to others. I remember one particular summer when I was younger and I introduced myself to the same girl over and over at parties all summer long. She finally got pissed off at me. I wasn't trying to hit on her or be an ass, I just didn't remember her. It's an affliction.
So I can meet someone over and over and not remember their name. However, I can go somewhere, anywhere in the world, once and remember my way around for eternity. On my honeymoon in Italy, I spent the morning looking at a map of Florence and then lead my wife across the city. A few hours into our self-guided tour, another couple stopped us an asked for directions. I was easily able to direct them without looking at the map. This happened all over Italy. I'd look at a map, start walking around, somebody would ask me for directions and I'd send them to their destination. This skill comes in real handy when parking my car in a large lot or parking garage. I always remember where I park... just don't ask me anybody's name!
Anyway, Ron picked up some 1981 Topps football today. A new customer purchased some 1973 Topps baseball and some cards out of my dime box. A regular also picked up some cards out of my dime box. Corky and I did a little trade where I received a couple of common 1960 Topps football cards in exchange for a 1973 Topps Ron Santo and Dick Allen. A new customer purchased some 1970 and 1971 Topps baseball.
On the buying front, I purchased a 1934-36 Diamond Star and some 1964 Topps Giants. Pictured above is my man Mike Stark and some customers enjoying he show. Pictured below are my pick-ups from today.
Well, I've fallen behind again on my blog. It's been busy at the Fat Daddy household lately with the daughter's birthday and the in-laws in from Los Angeles. Free time has been at a premium. So I'm still due for a blog about the most recent Serb Hall show. Tomorrow is Gonzaga. Former Bucks Sam Williams and Dick Garrett will be signing for FREE! With the Packers out of the playoffs, hopefully we'll get a nice big turnout!! See you tomorrow in Milwaukee. Thanks to everyone who purchased cards at Schaumburg!!