Free entertainment aside, it was a very nice show today. Dealer Bill Nest from Milwaukee joined the fray today. I've known Bill for a few years now and have been marveling at his inventory lately. He had some real nice stuff today. I enjoyed seeing his T206 Tinker, Evers and Chance. Beanie had some nice vintage on his table today including a '58 Topps Mantle recently acquired at a mall show in Chicago Ridge. He said a guy was set up at that show selling off his grandfather's collection. Apparently, when the grandfather died, his family discovered his large collection of vintage cards and took them out to that mall show and essentially dumped them cheap. This is one of the reasons I never write off any show because you never know what is going to walk in the door. Corky has some '33 Goudeys that I always like looking at. Ted had a reprint '64 Topps Stand Ups Hank Aaron which I thought was an original at first. Willie had a nice assortment of signed vintage postcards.
Bill started off my day just right by purchasing my Whitey Ford rookie. I had a few new customers today. One guy was looking for Deacon Jones and purchased a few '70s football cards. Another guy purchased quite a few 1970 Topps baseball. Larry, who I believe is a forest ranger, purchased some '61 Topps baseball. Another customer working on a '78 Topps set found quite a few cards at my table. I made some nice trades with Larry B. and he also purchased my '59 Mantle All Star PSA 6. I also made some trades with Willie and picked up some autos for my collection. Click on the scan below. Another customer purchased some cards out of my discount box. There were quite a few window shoppers today who didn't pull the trigger on anything. There was a steady crowd all day but another show where my autograph hounds were AWOL. In the end my sales were up from last month.
On the buying side, I picked up a real nice group of '74s from Junior. I was surprised that Dave didn't have anything to show me. He has been regularly feeding me cards lately. I picked up a near set of '69 Topps baseball which I'm real pleased about.
I caught a glimpse of the stewardesses whom I thought were Japanese but was informed are Korean. Kind of makes me want to fly to Korea. Also, another show where I didn't make it to the breakfast buffet. I picked up some munchies at the little shop in the hotel. My granola bar looked like it was from the 1970s -- which is nice for a baseball card but I prefer to have my food prepared a little more recently.
I enjoyed all the comments I received about this blog. I think it is really cool that so many people are following this thing. It's fun for me to write it. I was also thinking it would be fun to have some guest bloggers. Anyone who would like to submit any type of blog or story relating to cards, collecting, buying and selling, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post it here.
I won't be back in Schaumburg until December because I'm doing St. Louis again and the Sun Times show next month. Next week I'm heading to Dayton, Ohio, for a show in the Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University. I've heard a lot of good things about this show and am looking forward to meeting some vintage collectors in Ohio. I'll be spending a lot of time after work this week pricing cards and getting things ready for Ohio. More good times ahead!