We set up as dealers for the first time at a card show two weekends back. Like doing any new activity, there was a learning curve to being on the other side of the table. First of all, we were not having a good morning, we stayed up late at night pricing and getting things together…BIG mistake! We truly understand dealers headaches now. Especially with new products. We arrived at the show maybe 10 minutes before it opened to the public. Our saving grace was my cup of coffee and the donuts we brought with us. Sugar is always helpful in these types of situations.
We quickly setup our one table and immediately were hounded like the new kids on the block. Seems to be a common instance – checking out new sellers. Dealers and show patron bought up a lot of our “junk” 1981-1986 or so, and a few prospect boxes and some of our autographed cards. Stephan bought a few boxes of junk wax, namely 1992 Donruss, 1992 Leaf, and 1991-1992 Topps Stadium Club Hockey. He found several miscut 1992 Donruss cards, but struck out looking for new Twins Inc/Inc. variations. He also traded a few cards with the regulars – Matt, Rich, etc.
Selling all of these extras makes a lot more room for new Vintage Twins’ cards.. Heck we might even start collecting some hawkey, who knows? Overall the experience was very good and we are now planning our next show. Hope to see you all there!
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