I’m Selling at a Card Show this Sunday

So, for the first time in 15 years, I plunked down some money to rent a table at a sports card show.

Yes, I’ll be at a card show…but to SELL, not to BUY. What a twist!

The show happens this Sunday, October 24.

Everyone near Chicago who reads this blog should come to the show and buy my hockey cards and memorabilia. Here are the details:

Sports Card & More Show
Sunday, October 24, 2010
9 AM to 2 PM
Orland Park Civic Center
1 blk. W. of La Grange Rd at 147th St.
Admission: $1

I’ll even provide this map to make your journey easier….

Click on the map to see larger

Still not sure? Well, you can follow this link to get driving directions from your place to the show.

So, why am I selling at card show? Although I am in this hobby for the enjoyment it gives me, I’ve got too much stuff and need to clear out some space. And hopefully make enough cash to buy some of the upcoming products like Certified and Score.

Plus, hockey is (relatively) huge in Chicago right now, so I can’t think of a better time to sell hockey cards and collectibles. At a garage sale in June, I sold quite a few Blackhawks items. And during an “Art & Collectibles Show” in September, I actually did quite well selling hockey cards. Thus, selling at a card show seems like a no-brainer.

Still, there are risks involved–time and money. Cost of the table, gas, food, hiring a dog walker…and cost of placating my girlfriend who will be helping me at the show.

Plus, I’ll probably feel like a fool if I don’t at least break even on my expenses.

I used to sell at card shows in the 1990s, when I was an ambitious teenager. Some days I made a killing, and others I did just OK. But I always had fun. Hopefully, I will have fun this Sunday.

If you read this blog and decide to go to this show, drop by my table and say “hi”.

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Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

13 thoughts on “I’m Selling at a Card Show this Sunday”

  1. Justin — it is probably impossible to get there without a car. What you need to do is find a friend with a car and bribe him with lunch.

    It is a pretty good show, though. I've gone to it twice and enjoyed it both times. Also, a dealer who does a lot of shows told me it was the 2nd best show near Chicago (after the big Rosemont card shows).

  2. Good luck with that bribe, Justin.

    They usually sell $1 hot dogs and 50-cent cans of soda and bags of chips at this card show, so you can get lunch on the cheap there.

  3. Good luck Sal. Hopefully you won't have a lot of time to stray from your table or you might add more to your collection than you get rid of…

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