Alan Rosen, known as Mr. Mint, was an iconic presence during the heyday of the sports cards collecting. He passed away Jan. 26.
The milestone anniversary for the Cranston Sports Show will also be bittersweet, as the 2016 event will be the last one under the direction of Tom McDonough.
What vintage card dealers bring to a show depends on the dealer, where the show is being held and how much new inventory has been added to the mix. A recent Chicago Sun-Times Show provides the perfect backdrop to ask dealers what works in attracting customers and what they pack for each show.