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Old 10-23-2017, 06:48 AM
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Did anyone go this weekend? My first one at that venue and really thought it blew big time. 300 tables? Please. I walked through the entire show in 25 minutes. Nearly done with shows at this point. Which sucks, because I recall how excited I was to attend them.

I realize many of you live in parts of the country where there is no real chance of seeing a show good or bad, so maybe I shouldn’t be bitching.

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Did anyone go this weekend? My first one at that venue and really thought it blew big time. 300 tables? Please. I walked through the entire show in 25 minutes. Nearly done with shows at this point. Which sucks, because I recall how excited I was to attend them.

I realize many of you live in parts of the country where there is no real chance of seeing a show good or bad, so maybe I shouldn’t be bitching.
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Absolutely. Loved the Philly show I went to. Will def go again.
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I did great at the show... Plenty of vintage dealers. Nice venue with plenty of space. Always has a wide variety of autograph guest. The nice weather may have kept some from attending, which probably hurt the dealer's s little.
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I grew up on LI, went to many a Hofstra Show. Was small, but served its purpose. I used to also goto the Fort Washington Show, that was always pretty great, Ted will tell ya. I’m planning to hit a Philly Show next year with my son, it’ll be his first show.

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Did anyone go this weekend? My first one at that venue and really thought it blew big time. 300 tables? Please. I walked through the entire show in 25 minutes. Nearly done with shows at this point. Which sucks, because I recall how excited I was to attend them.

I realize many of you live in parts of the country where there is no real chance of seeing a show good or bad, so maybe I shouldn’t be bitching.
It is your God given right as a human being to gripe. That said, be glad you don't live near Dallas where it has been a tough go for vintage card shows. There is Tri-Star in Houston but not anything like that, especially for vintage, in the North Texas area. We have some nice, smaller, local shows but they are usually 90%+ newer shiney stuff, and that is IF I set up. If I don't set up, that percentage goes to about 97.4% for the newer stuff...

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It is your God given right as a human being to gripe. That said, be glad you don't live near Dallas where it has been a tough go for vintage card shows. There is Tri-Star in Houston but not anything like that, especially for vintage, in the North Texas area. We have some nice, smaller, local shows but they are usually 90%+ newer shiney stuff, and that is IF I set up. If I don't set up, that percentage goes to about 97.4% for the newer stuff...

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Well said. If I was so unhappy after attending a baseball card show I would find a new hobby.

I went to Hofstra and had a great time. I had dinner with a group of friends and bought quite abit of stuff at the show. 1926 Ruth exhibit, 1933 goudey Ruth, t206 red Cobb, t206 Dahlen brown Hindu, Jim Brown rookie, circa 1910 cubs real photo postcard, domino disc complete set, 48 leaf satchel Paige, 48 leaf Jackie Robinson, Ruth, Musial, DiMaggio, and made a contact to buy some Ruth and Gehrig cards at the Boston show.

Also met a group of people from Australia at the hotel bar. Had lots of laughs over a few drinks.


None of these cards are for sale.

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I live in Los Angeles. I would be thrilled if we hosted a bad show even once a year.
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Well said. If I was so unhappy after attending a baseball card show I would find a new hobby.

I went to Hofstra and had a great time. I had dinner with a group of friends and bought quite abit of stuff at the show. 1926 Ruth exhibit, 1933 goudey Ruth, t206 red Cobb, t206 Dahlen brown Hindu, Jim Brown rookie, circa 1910 cubs real photo postcard, domino disc complete set, 48 leaf satchel Paige, 48 leaf Jackie Robinson, Ruth, Musial, DiMaggio, and made a contact to buy some Ruth and Gehrig cards at the Boston show.

Also met a group of people from Australia at the hotel bar. Had lots of laughs over a few drinks.


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Wow, talk about reading too much into my message. I said the show was weak. So I should quit the hobby now. OK. Sure. I think perhaps you are a little too close to the show and don't appreciate my opinion.

I saw precious few rare vintage cards for sale. Maybe you bought every one. Similar to what Leon said about Texas, I saw tens of thousands of refractor cards. Which I walked by like pretty much everyone else.
I find cards on ebay at 2 am in my pajamas that I would have to attend shows for the next 125 years to run into. That's the reality of the hobby right now. It's not good or bad in my mind, but it is what it is. I have no issue with on line purchases. The rare times I find a special card at a show its always ridiculously insanely overpriced. Book value $1900 asking $4500, that kind of silliness. But it is nice to talk to a few cool dealers. A guy at Hofstra, Asian guy around 40, was really knowledgeable and a pleasure to talk with. Sorry I didn't get his name/card. And always nice to see in person some of the nicer cards coming up in some of the upcoming big auction houses.
Not a complete waste of time. The size of that show was grossly inflated. That was my main point.

What hotel bar were you at? The Marriot nrer the Coliseum? And what does drinks with people from Australia at a hotel unaffiliated with the show have to do with the quality of a card show? And how was breakfast?

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I live in Los Angeles. I would be thrilled if we hosted a bad show even once a year.
Really amazing to me that LA doesn't have a great show every year. Mind boggling.
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