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Old 02-12-2017, 03:42 PM
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Great to hear, I have been attending since 1988 back before I was old enough to have a license and my Dad would drive me the couple hours each way to attend. Nothing better than a rainy weekend at the George Washington motor lodge, leaky roof and all. Great memories of the show and I still try to make at least 1 a year
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:56 PM
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I'd like to announce to everyone that David Hunt and I have reached an agreement for my purchase of Philadelphia Sports Collectors Show, "The Philly Show", now located at The Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia P.A. I am very excited to reach out to the hobby and re-introduce this legendary show that began in 1975.

My role, along with majority ownership, will also be full management of the show. David will be staying on as a minority owner. The rest of the shows support team will be staying on in their familiar roles, with the exception of Cheryl. Cheryl will be helping transition us through the March show and will resume her position with Hunt Auctions for all future shows.

Many of you have voiced concerns about certain aspects of the show in recent years. I can assure you, that I am dedicated to addressing your concerns very quickly in order to improve the show for all involved. I am asking you all to please come out and support this great show. In return, I am offering FREE admission on Friday March 3rd to any Net54 member. I am also offering 50% off admission for Saturday and Sunday. Please just print off this email and bring it with you. I would like to hear from you, feel free to send me a direct message or just post a reply on this board and I will be sure to monitor it and reply.

There will be many new/old dealers returning for the March show, so I encourage you to please come and take a look with an open mind and a fresh set of eyes. There will be many new changes coming that I think will all be for the betterment of the show, most of them will be rolled out by the September show. I will be sure to share more details and keep everyone updated about them in the near future.

I am truly passionate about seeing this iconic show succeed. I do not want to see this great hobby relegated to the likes of eBay and Paypal. This hobby is more than just the value of cardboard, it's about the people and it's very hard to enjoy it sitting behind a keyboard. There are many great people who have said YES to supporting this show and I want to thank them here. So please come out March 3rd-5th and say hello again to one of the best
vintage card shows on the East Coast!

There are still a limited amount of booths available, if you are interested in setting up please reach out to me directly. The floor plan can be found on the website at www.phillyshow.com.

If you plan on coming to the show, or setting up again, please post here on the board and let everyone know. Also please find me , I'd like to meet with you and say hello.

Best Regards,

Joe Drelich

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Joe,

I have attended this show since I was 8 years old with my father at the George Washington Motor Lodge. At that time, we would look forward to March and September to see what old stuff dealers were going to bring. In recent years, it seems that the show has transitioned to slightly newer material and the dealers with vintage stuff stayed away and stopped doing it. I hope with your involvement this will change.

Best of Luck, and haven't missed a show in 36 years!

Bob Hamlin
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:45 PM
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Hello Fred,

No, I was not involved in any way with the Oakes shows that were run in the past.
They were run by Marco ( The original owner of CSA) and Fanatics. I think the show you are referring to was the Fanatics show.

With regards to autograph guests, no, the intention is not at all to turn it into
an autograph show. My intent is to have the autograph aspect compliment the vintage card show.
I have been buying and selling vintage cards autographs and memorabilia as a full time
business since 1996 so that is my primary focus. I have been doing minor research on the show back to the Willow Grove and Ft. Washington days from an autograph perspective.
What I noticed is Bob use to have free autograph guests on each day of the show
While I'm not certain with the costs of athletes today I can replicate that exactly. My intention is to try
to bring out 1-2 free guests per show.

So for the March show Philadelphia legend Bobby Shantz who is now 91
years old and golfing several times per week, will be signing FREE autographs 1 per paid admission on Friday.
So if you would like a FREE auto. simply ask for a voucher when you pay
your admission to the show on Friday. All of the shows autograph guests
are up to date and posted on the website, the theme for this show was
Philadelphia Eagles Past and Present. The September shows main focus
will be on 10-15 guests primarily baseball with 1-2 FREE guests.

I will have more announcements in the near future regarding the show.

With regards to the request for BBCE and Steve Hart. I have reached out to
Steve and am currently waiting to hear back from him regarding BBCE
setting up at the show.


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Joe:

Thanks for clearing up my confusion on your ownership/running of the Oaks shows. Glad to hear you were not in charge of them.

Hope your stewardship returns the show to it's glory days, though with the advent of the internet it seems nothing will ever be like it was again.

Good Luck with the show. I'll be there early Friday.

Best,

Fred
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:08 AM
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Hope your stewardship returns the show to it's glory days, though with the advent of the internet it seems nothing will ever be like it was again.
I dunno, I did Chantilly for the first time this past summer and it was pretty impressive. As a dealer it felt more like the "Good Old Days" then any other show I've done.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:20 AM
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Exciting news. This is the only show I ever go to and usually make two of the three shows per year. In comparison to when I first started attending years ago, this is a much needed revival.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:36 AM
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I dunno, I did Chantilly for the first time this past summer and it was pretty impressive. As a dealer it felt more like the "Good Old Days" then any other show I've done.
Exactly! I have noticed over the last few years that Chantilly has recruited more quality vintage card/memorabilia dealers. I would sat that 40-45% of the room is card dealers with the balance being autograph related.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:10 PM
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I have known Joe for more years than either of us would probably care to remember as he was a fledging dealer in New Jersey during the late 1980's when I was still living up there.

I'm so excited that Joe is going to be running more large shows around the country and that because of his background, he understands dealer's needs for a show.

And that's great news about the no-competing show policy being removed from the contracts. Such a bad rule. Bad Rule.

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Old 02-13-2017, 09:08 PM
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When I lived in Philly, I looked forward to this show every time. Glad to see it continuing, apparently in good hands!
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:35 PM
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My husband and I have been coming to the show since 2008, which I think it was in Reading then. The show was great the one time we went when it was in Reading. The first few years it was at Valley Forge were good but it has been slowly going downhill in my opinion(since it became the casino). The last 2 shows were better as there were a few new modern dealers there with good deals but I think there is still WAAAAY too much vintage there, over half the dealers there I have no interest in. I don't care about the autograph guests very much as I am not a Philly fan. But the last few shows if you don't get there first thing Friday all the good deals get bought up by other dealers or early birds. Will be there again on the 3rd and looking forward to some new dealers, hopefully modern with more football and hockey and less baseball prospect stuff. Luckily its a short drive for us but if it starts to become even more vintage heavy or autograph guest heavy, might skip it all together. I know someone mentioned the Oaks Fanatics show, and we really loved that show the 2 times they had it, but it appears they are no longer doing it outside of Chicago. Also been to Chantilly several times but haven't been there in a while due to it becoming more vintage heavy but was planning on checking out the next show since its been about 2 years since we last went. Just my opinions on it and most collectors I know feel the same way but again I know there are a lot of vintage collectors too.
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My husband and I have been coming to the show since 2008, which I think it was in Reading then. The show was great the one time we went when it was in Reading. The first few years it was at Valley Forge were good but it has been slowly going downhill in my opinion(since it became the casino). The last 2 shows were better as there were a few new modern dealers there with good deals but I think there is still WAAAAY too much vintage there, over half the dealers there I have no interest in. I don't care about the autograph guests very much as I am not a Philly fan. But the last few shows if you don't get there first thing Friday all the good deals get bought up by other dealers or early birds. Will be there again on the 3rd and looking forward to some new dealers, hopefully modern with more football and hockey and less baseball prospect stuff. Luckily its a short drive for us but if it starts to become even more vintage heavy or autograph guest heavy, might skip it all together. I know someone mentioned the Oaks Fanatics show, and we really loved that show the 2 times they had it, but it appears they are no longer doing it outside of Chicago. Also been to Chantilly several times but haven't been there in a while due to it becoming more vintage heavy but was planning on checking out the next show since its been about 2 years since we last went. Just my opinions on it and most collectors I know feel the same way but again I know there are a lot of vintage collectors too.
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