After a pandemic related hiatus, I've attended three card shows [same promoter] between the past couple of months and go figure, they've ended up being carbon copies of each other - I see the guy with the off-brand graded cards display and I don't think he is ever going to sell anything.
I try to be inconspicuous, but I get a little aimless when I’m going around the track of the same tables multiple times - there was one random table with some retail product and the lady told me the 2021 Bowman blasters were $50 each or two for $90; there might have been 5 or 6 2021 Bowman Mega boxes at another table I wasn’t going to bother asking the price for.
I was really hoping to get inspired rummaging through tables like I’ve seen and read, where I end up with more cards than I know what to do with - but reality falls a bit short of my expectations and maybe I felt like the treasure hunt aspect just wasn't happening.
I didn’t really see what I would consider old-school, old-timey weekend warrior sellers with boxes of loose cards that can be had for a dollar or less - sellers had their heavy hitter showcase material and maybe tiers of ‘the rest,’ featuring assorted singles in boxes or set aside, most were other than baseball.
I felt a million miles away from anything happening in the room, with the hustle and bustle over tables, guys wanting to make plays - even as things at the very moment are supposedly, finally on a bit of a downturn.
I think a good sign is when I can’t be pulled away, wanting to linger and hang around a venue - that really wasn’t the case here and things were just kind of ‘meh,’ even if I did end up with cards regardless.
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