Luckily, I had a steady group of die hard set builders at my table today and my sales did not suffer. It's days like today, when wives had to be begging their husbands to take them somewhere to enjoy the nice weather or to rake the leaves, that I really appreciate my customers. I had a great time talking sports and cards with the steady group at my table today. Your purchases allow me to be a kid in a candy store and engage in this great hobby. I appreciate all the terrific people I get to hang out with each weekend at the card shows.
Rick is usually the first one at my table at Orland but he never showed up today, a rarity. But others took his place and began digging into my binders. I worked late last night to complete the reload of my '64 binder. Quite a few guys picked up some '64s. I also sold quite a few '63s and '62s. Gil purchased a large quantity of '63s and Dennis purchased a large quantity of '69s. Another good customer purchased quite a few '76s. A newer customer purchased a large quantity of '58s. I helped another customer locate a '57 Vic Power. Another good customer purchased a '34-36 Diamond Stars Stan Hack. I sold some football and '64 baseball to another customer. Will purchased some '62s. I design my table for guys building sets and I love days like today when four or five guys at a time are going through my binders with their set lists.
I also bought quite a few things. I picked up about 400 cards from the '60s and '70s of mostly stars and semi-stars. I picked up a nice pile of St. Louis Cardinals to bring out to St. Louis next month. I purchased nearly 600 '72 Topps baseball. I bought a '62 Mays All Star from a customer. I purchased a small pile of '52 Bowman baseball and I picked up a small pile of about 50 non-sports cards. One dealer had a '67 Seaver rookie that I would have liked to made a play for but I had spent all my cash. Another dealer had some '60 and '61 Fleers that I would have liked as well, but again, I had depleted the funds.
I am going to start reloading my '65 Topps binder this week and have it out at Schaumburg next weekend. Tomorrow, I'm off to Milwaukee for the Gonzaga show. This should be an interesting show with the Brewers on the brink of playing in the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years. And the Packers are just dominating the NFL this season. Also, the Badgers look like they have a hell of a football team this year. It's a great time to be a Wisconsin sports fan and I am looking forward to another great Gonzaga show.