Back at the card show, we had the largest crowd I have ever seen at a Serb Hall Show. I think that can be attributed to the Breweriana show which was pretty well attended. Needless to say, I had a terrific day. Several of my regulars bought cards in quantity. I also sold a 1950 Bowman Ted Williams and a Roy Campanella to a customer. I sold some 1952 Parkhurst hockey to another customer. Quite a few guys dinked around my binders.
Only one customer showed up at my table with cards to sell. This same guy had some cards at the last Gonzaga show. I picked up a 1935 Diamond Stars Jimmy Dykes from him which turned out to be creased when I got it home. So I wasn't too quick to pull the trigger with him this time. Also, when I buy cards, I prefer the seller to quote me a price. A deal rarely goes down if I throw out a price. The guy had mostly Braves from the 1950s including some Johnston Cookies. He wanted $7 a piece of the cookie cards, which I thought was too high. He had a 1955 Topps Hank Aaron that I was interested in. The card was in Good Condition with some corner wear and surface scratching. I offered $50, thinking I could sell it for $75, but he picked up his pile of cards and walked away. He never even gave me a counter offer or a price of any kind. I'm hoping he doesn't show me overpriced cards next weekend at Gonzaga.
Overall, a terrific weekend with the Orland and Serb Hall shows. I ended up making just as much money as I made at the last Sun-Times Show but only had to spend $150 in table fees as opposed to $375. Plus I worked just two, instead of three days and I was home by 3 p.m. each day rather than the 6 or 7 p.m. of the Sun Times.