My favorite part of doing shows in hotels is the breakfast buffet. The buffet at the Embassy Suites did not disappoint. For $12.15 I loaded up on scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, watermelon and coffee. They also had an omelette station, cereal, danishes, muffins, bagels, toast, and hash browns.
Back at the show, I was pleasantly surprised by the customer turn out. We had a steady flow of people in the room all day. I continued my string of great Fred Copp shows -- three months in a row!. I'm starting to think I'm going to have to skip Serb Hall and replace it with another Fred Copp show. These shows are becoming too good to miss.
My sales started early with a dealer purchasing a 1959 Topps Chicago White Sox card. A younger customer purchased a nice pile of 1974 and 1975 Topps baseball commons. A new customer made my day by purchasing a large pile of 1956 Topps commons and some stars including Campanella, Kaline, Score rookie, McDougald and Berra. Another new customer purchased a pile of 1976 Topps baseball commons. Chuck bought a nice pile of 1963 Topps baseball commons along with some 1960 Fleer football. A big thank you goes to Fred for letting Chuck know that I'd be at the show.
A new customer purchased my 1973 Topps Nolan Ryan, my 1980 Topps Rickey Henderson rookie (which I actually pulled out of a pack back in 1980 and have held onto it these past 32 years), a 1978 Topps Eddie Murray rookie, and a 1969 Topps Roberto Clemente. A new autograph hound purchased some 1950s and 1960s commons to send out for signatures. Kyle purchased a 25-cent pack. Kyle's dad picked up some 1969 Topps commons. Willie capped off the day with a large pile of 1959s, 1960s commons and my 1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton rookie.
Also of note, I traded a few 1941 Double Plays and a 1938 Our National Game pin to Larry in exchange for an assortment of cards. I also purchased a large pile of 1974s, 1954s, some autos, some 1964 Topps football, some 1962 Topps baseball, and a small box of cards with some 1970s basketball, hockey and a smattering of 1960s football.
Overall, a terrific day. I bought and sold quite a few cards. I always enjoy the banter among the dealers at the Fred Copp shows. It's always entertaining. Next week is a double bill weekend with Orland Park and Gonzaga. I plan on working on 1961 Topps baseball and I will have quite a few cards to replenish my display cases. Life is good! Time to go sort some cards...