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Old 11-02-2018, 07:32 PM
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Default 2018 Shriner's Auditorium Show

Just got back from the opening day of the 2018 Shriner's Auditorium show in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Had some nice conversations with several board members.

My only purchase was a Eddie Phelps P2 pin that I have been chasing for about a year. Picked that up from Ed Hans, who had the most diverse pre-war table at the show.

Don Huntz also had a pile of T206 Cobbs, and many Cracker Jacks.

I saw some really nice T206s, T205s, and a handful of T210s.

Noticed very few T204 Ramlys other than at Steve Verkman's table.

Overall the pre-war selection was down, and pre-war memorabilia was nonexistent.

Thanks Ed!

Patrick

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Old 11-02-2018, 08:47 PM
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Just got back from the opening day of the 2018 Shriner's Auditorium show in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

Had some nice conversations with several board members.

My only purchase was a Eddie Phelps P2 pin that I have been chasing for about a year. Picked that up from Ed Hans, who had the most diverse pre-war table at the show.

Don Huntz also had a pile of T206 Cobbs, and many Cracker Jacks.

I saw some really nice T206s, T205s, and a handful of T210s.

Noticed very few T204 Ramlys other than at Steve Verkman's table.

Overall the pre-war selection was down, and pre-war memorabilia was nonexistent.

Thanks Ed!

Patrick
Thanks Patrick. Nice seeing you today as always. It was a very good show for me today. Sold a lot of high end cards. Nice seeing Ed Hans too. He is always a pleasure to talk with. A nice crowd today and many buyers. Don
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:52 PM
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I'll be there tomorrow morning! Looking forward to seeing some Net54 guys.

Best,

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Old 11-02-2018, 09:01 PM
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I will also be there tomorrow at around 10 am. Say hi to the 21 year old looking for t206 cards!
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:17 PM
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At the show today. Some amazing memorabilia on display from major auction houses, including signed Ruth balls and original sports artwork by Burris Jenkins.

Speaking of Don Hontz, he has usual selection of great early 1900s, including Cracker Jacks. And he just picked up some beautiful '59 Bazookas.

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Old 11-02-2018, 10:05 PM
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Busy weekend for me, so I only got to hit the show for a couple of hours this afternoon. No purchases, as a couple of items I saw and inquired about had outrageous prices attached. (One memorabilia item sold at a major auction for $1,000 last year, and the seller wanted $5,000 for it.)

Despite no purchases, I always enjoy the in-person aspect of this show, seeing and chatting with friends, etc. Nicest vintage selections for any New England show, from Don and Steve S. from the board any many others.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:21 AM
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Will be there tomorrow (today)
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Hi-

I will be there today (and was there yesterday too). Let's try for a meeting at noon at the snack bar area. I am not shy, so I will shout out Net54 a couple of times to see if any board members are there. I am short, fat, and have an unruly moustache and goatee so I should be fairly easy to find. I will also have my hands filled with memorabilia to sell.

Yesterday, I found some cool items related to the Honus Wagner statue fund in Pittsburgh (two blank backed premium type items with drawings and a nice photo of Honus). I also got four of the 1878 Baseball trade cards for 8.00 each (I love finding 1800s baseball items for under 10.00 each!). It was good to see Don, Steve, and Toby and nice to meet Ed Hans for the first time (and I did a trade with his table partner).

I am looking forward to meeting more of you today.

Alan
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I will be there today (and was there yesterday too). Let's try for a meeting at noon at the snack bar area. I am not shy, so I will shout out Net54 a couple of times to see if any board members are there. I am short, fat, and have an unruly moustache and goatee so I should be fairly easy to find. I will also have my hands filled with memorabilia to sell.

Yesterday, I found some cool items related to the Honus Wagner statue fund in Pittsburgh (two blank backed premium type items with drawings and a nice photo of Honus). I also got four of the 1878 Baseball trade cards for 8.00 each (I love finding 1800s baseball items for under 10.00 each!). It was good to see Don, Steve, and Toby and nice to meet Ed Hans for the first time (and I did a trade with his table partner).

I am looking forward to meeting more of you today.

Alan
Hey there Alan,

I hope all is well. I wasn't able to make it down to Boston this time.
Great deal on those trade cards!
Did you see any antique hockey items at the show? Any 19th century bats?

Brent
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Fun to hear about everyone's show experience. I am in cheerleading competition season for my daughter so can't make it. Hope the net54 crew has a great meet up. Miss you guys! Talk soon.
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