The night before I went through my current sets I am working on and put my numbers in a handy little notebook so that I would have them to quickly go through. It didn't matter though, no one at this show had any of the sets I was working on anyway.
So after paying my $1 to get in I started walking through the show and stopped at an older gentleman's table who said he was 60 years old. He had some vintage cards that were on sale for 50% of what he had them marked. There were a couple of cards I needed for my Ron Santo player collection, but they were still too high with the half off. He did have a 50 cent box though and that is where I picked these two cards up.
While I don't typically collect basketball I liked this Earl The Pearl card and for 50 cents, a 64 Philly Bears card is one I can't pass up. This dealer also had some 9 pocket sheets double filled with cards for $1 a piece. So I picked up two sheets of 1970 football and I guess that means I have now started to collect that set. What a surprise, I didn't stay on task. Here are the 70's I picked up, no great players but 36 cards for $2, I couldn't go wrong.
Next up was a dealer that didn't really have anything I wanted, but since I did spend about 15 minutes going through his stuff I felt obliged to spend at least a buck. So I did by picking up a 72 Chicago Bears card and a goofy card that I can add to the weird card collection.
Next, I finally found the one dealer at the show with some vintage hockey. While it was only two years worth, 77-78 and 79-80 I had a lot of fun paging through the binder. I picked up a handfule of cards including 2 Denis Potvins and some other goalie cards. If I haven't mentioned it before, I love the old time goalie masks and leather's, fucking awesome. This dealer also has a website Fat Daddy's Sports, and he seems to be a regular at these shows. He also had a ton of vintage football and baseball in binders at great prices, I just didn't have the time to go through them. I can't wait until the next show where hopefully he will be there again and I will have time to go through some more of his binders. Here is what I picked up from him.
While this was a small show, it was good for me since I was on such a time crunch this time (don't wanna piss the wife off more than I already do) and I look forward to going back. My biggest wish for next time though is that there will be more vintage hockey to leaf through.