Today there is a Poppel produced Show in Oaks PA. It is at the Arnolds Family Fun Center. Arnolds is the place behind the Target comples which houses the Go-Kart Track. It is near the Expo center where CSA used to produce some larger shows.
The Poppel shows are a good local show. There small with only a handful of dealers but those dealers have an interesting mix of things. Typically good for an afternoon thumbing through dime boxes with some oddball items, perhaps some good vintage. I think the 35 tables is a bit of an overestimate on their part. Their shows are about a dozen dealers.
Todays show will have 3 autograph signers including Rick MacLeish
Night Owl is in the process of sifting thru some BWG stories - currently he is doing non-baseball which likely will consist of the Buffalo Bills and Hockey players. In that spirit I will pass along one of my encounters.
During the summer of 2000 I think - I was involved in a summer shore house rental in Sea Isle City NJ. One of the bars we frequented (I think it was called the Carousel) was a friendly outdoor deck with great drinks service and fun patrons. One of the regular customers was Rick MacLeish. I can't remember a single conversation we had beyond saying hello - but I remember always enjoying the fact he was there.
Additional signers today including NFL vets Tom Woodeschick and Lou Michaels.
I plan on hitting the show for a few hours around noon. Say Hi - I am the good looking guy with the Red Phungo Binder of checklists. I can't think of a better way to spend Small Business Saturday then supporting some curmudgeonly old card dealers.
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