Hobby veterans Jeff Copeland and Ron Britt take collectors around the show floor of the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention, sharing what they found.
The 1948 Swell Sports Thrills baseball set had it all, covering the stars and big moments from the 1930s through 1947. Hard to find in top condition, even mid-range cards are becoming rather valuable.
Card finds don’t happen often, especially when it comes to minor league card issues from 1940. Yet Kevin Savage Cards has found a 1940 Buffalo Bisons stash of 50 cards, including a neat set of 22 of the 24 cards. Previously, just two examples of this set had been graded total.
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.