Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Plymouth Recap

We set up at the Plymouth show last Saturday. We had a great time as always, we love that show. It's a small show in the basement of the church but it's very much like family. All the dealers in our room, which is the main room, know each other by name, we all joke around with each other. There are a ton of just casual collectors rather than the high rollers out to make a buck. We don't mind those guys because we make good money on them but the conversations with the casual collectors are just fun.

It was actually a fairly slow show compared to normal. Come to find out the kids football league started that morning. They scheduled it a couple of weeks ago, Josh scheduled his show months ago. 

We sold a few showcase and a bunch out of our boxes but towards the end of the show, we sold all our dollar boxes and our rookie boxes. Needless to say, that boosted our sales for the day.

We did pick up a few cards, I had actually forgot to take actual photos of them but I did post them to our Instagram story so I screencapped them.

I guess I could have cropped them down some. Oh well, you get the idea.

Next weekend (this coming Sunday), we will be in Shipshewana at the largest show in the area. It gets a ton of people some come and see us for some of the cards above, plus a whole lot more.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Michigan City Recap

Kevin and I set up at the FOP in Michigan City today. It's only a 45 minute drive from home which is always great. The first time we did this show, back in March, we were 1 of probably 3 card dealers. Everybody else had toys and comics and stuff like that. It has become a real card show as 99% of the dealers are card dealers, pokemon or sports, but almost all cards. This was our 3rd time doing this show.

We had a decent show, as far as our showcases go, we sold more NFL than NBA or MLB. NBA doesn't surprise me as it hasn't sold well since the season ended but baseball usually sells. We sold some wax and our singles out of the boxes as well. Nothing really outshined the other. Usually something does better than the other but I'd say it was pretty even for this show.

I don't really have any pick-ups to show you as the only cards we picked up were PC cards. Kevin picked up some great looking Vintage Braves cards as well as a couple of autos and I went a little nuts on some quarter boxes.

Next week we will be in Plymouth for one of our favorite shows. Between the great dealers, all the kids that show up and all the food made by the church ladies, there is nothing to not like. It'll be our 9th time setting up there.