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    Pittsburgh xxxi spring classic national sports card & memorabilia show

    I went to a show today at Robert Morris University outside of Pittsburgh. I was not planning to attend but at the last minute I saw the opportunity to get out of the house, so I grabbed some stuff, and made my way out to see what was there. I picked up a few things for my PC (see scans). Over all the show looked like it had a good turn out. All the dealers where in a good mood. I got in line for Duffy Dyer signing but I'll post that story in the Baseball forum.

    Showing up for the last few hours of a show can be really great. The dealers have either made out really well, or not, but either way they are eager to deal and pretty open to negotiating. I was able to trade if I wanted and also sold a nice 200+ card lot of VG-EX 1960 Topps baseball that included High numbers and listed cards to a dealer that had a need for them in his inventory. In years past I used to always go to shows on the first night and it seemed as if the dealers where a little uptight because they had lots of inventory, not much cash, and where anxious as to what sort of turnout the show would recieve. First night is great if your buying wax or looking for something super rare.

    I bought the 84-85 OPC #67 Steve Yzerman for $50 down from $80 ($100 BV). I needed this card for my set and was impressed with the overall condition compared to what I've seen on eBay or what is generally available with OPC of that era. The vintage Penguins where just plain cheap. I put together the Pens, the Brodeur RC, the mini pennant, the 1998 U.S.A. Olympic puck, and the 1977 OPC Pens logo for $17. The Bill Guerin BAP Auto and the 1971-72 Topps #50 Bobby Hull I paid $23. I also got a box of 2008-09 UD Series 1 for $50. I will probably break that box after the game Monday or Tuesday. Or tonight if I can't sleep ha ha!

    I saw some great memorabilia that you dont see every local show like these big 24"x36" box matted Sports Illustrated covers of the Steelers, thousands of auto baseballs and photos, tons of cool oddball items, programs, warehouse wax dealers, and regional/national dealers with some real quality stuff. I met some local people and made some contacts for buying, selling, and trading. Well worth the trip. The show is billed as a National show but I would say it was pretty much a regional.

    After only 2 hours I was back in time to catch the second period on TV and get back to work on the "Honey Do" list. Looking forward to the National but that will be a game time decision too.

    Thanks - Kevin

    Last edited by rainman67ko; 05-18-2009 at 02:25 AM.

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    Nice pick up and love the Yzerman rookie. Are you working on the Ultra set rookies. As I seen ya picked up three so just asking. Thanks for the write up on how you fared at the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doniceage View Post
    Nice pick up and love the Yzerman rookie. Are you working on the Ultra set rookies. As I seen ya picked up three so just asking. Thanks for the write up on how you fared at the show.

    Yes I am working on the Ultra set RC's. I bought those 3 and the Brett Hull from a box of 4/$1. I have a few of these and most of the base set from 2 box breaks of Ultra 05-06.

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