Today I was set up at Gonzaga where I had another nice show. Gonzaga is always solid for me. My newly reloaded 1963 and 1964 Topps binders were hit hard. A big thank you to all my regulars Mark, Jason, Jack, Jeff, and to all the other guys who purchased cards today. Your purchases are greatly appreciated!!
From the WSCA concession stand, I joyously dined on some marble cake with chocolate frosting for breakfast and then had a sloppy Joe sandwich for lunch. A big thank you to my buddy Jim for picking me up some coffee.
On the card buying front, I picked up some nice stuff today like some 1936 Goudey Fine Pens, a 1952 Bowman Football Tom Landry, and a 1954 Bowman George Blanda rookie. I was out the door by 1:15 p.m. Unfortunately, it was another two-hour drive home. This month, I completely avoided the construction-filled highway on the way home and got a little lost roaming south along the Wisconsin backroads. Again, it was a pleasant drive. I drove through some neat looking small towns that I may double back and visit again sometime.
Next week is the debut of my Milwaukee show with Mark Smith at the Clarion Airport Hotel. I plan on reloading my 1965 Topps baseball binder this week. I am also going to break out the archives and fill one or two tables of additional material that I do not normally bring out to shows. I am going to have a huge inventory out on Saturday. This should be fun!
In addition to Mark and I, other dealers include Scott and Jim Zeigert, Scott Prodzinski, Nelson Rodriquez and Willie Shabas. I suspect a few more guys will sign up this week. Though, between my expanded inventory, Mark's expanded inventory and the other guys, we should have a terrific selection of old and new sports cards along with autographs.
One of my customers today suggested I leave a table open for trading. Is anyone else out there interested in a designated spot for trading? If so, maybe you can post here as to what you have to trade and what you are seeking. If I get several responses, I will leave a table open for guys who want some space to kick back and trade. I also appreciate any and all suggestions. My goal is to make this a unique kind of show that provides a relaxed environment to buy, sell and trade sports cards and sports memorabilia. So please let me know what you would like out of a show. I think we have an opportunity to create something special here. Quite a few guys at Gonzaga today said they were planning to come out to the Clarion on Saturday. I am hopeful that everybody and their mother will make it out to the show!! Have a great week everybody and see you at the Clarion in Milwaukee next weekend!!