Card shows have been my happy place since I first started attending them as a kid in 1978. I really needed to be in my happy place after my brother died on Friday. I thought about cancelling but did not want to sit home and cry all day. I wanted to go to my happy place and forget about the real world for a while.
The Green Bay show did the trick for me. I drove in drizzle for three hours before I arrived at the show a little after 8 a.m. Scotty P. let me use his cart to load in. Thanks Scotty.
My tables were on the far end of the room next to Greg Christianson. Greg kindly watched my tables at various points during the show so I could take some breaks. Thanks Greg!
It was really nice to spend the day with some great people like Scotty, Greg, Scotty Z., Mike J., Dennis B. and Matt L., who runs one great show. Big crowd, big number of dealers.
Unfortunately for me, a lot of tire kickers. I did not have too many sales unlike the last show in September where sales were excellent. I had fun anyway. Matt does such a nice job with this show.
It was nice to see Greg Miller, who I have not seen in years. Gonzaga old timers might remember Greg. I took over his tables at Gonzaga when he decided to get out of the card business. So glad he is back! Hope to see Greg again soon!
I can't make the April Green Bay show as I'll be at the Strongsville, Ohio, vintage show. I will try and make the Fall show.
Next up for me is the WSCA show this Sunday, my birthday, December 18, 2022, at the Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street, Racine, WI. I am going to bring out display cases and binders.
Also, first Oak Creek show of 2023 will be on January 7. Mark your calendars!! Hope to see you Sunday in Racine!!!
Below is a photo of the great crowd at the Green Bay show.