"Vancouver, B.C." was the response, which turned into a 5 minute conversation about why he was there and how nice an area that Vancouver was. Mr. disheveled turned to me next and asked where I was from.
Proudly I said, "New Castle, PA".
I could just hear it now. #$%^ing Americans. You could just tell from the looks that I was instantly regarded as a 2nd class citizen. (I never did tell them that I was one of their own...originally)
Maybe it was the New York Islanders jersey I sported at the show....who knows???
I had quite a few conversations with a lot of the dealers, many of whom were quite friendly and willing to deal. This Joe Sakic card reminded me of the diversity that I encountered at the show...
I did well at the show as far as my Sakic collection goes...15 cards added to the PC, only one of those was a jersey card.
I did my best to stay away from the higher priced items, preferring to put dents into a couple of sets that I had targeted. I was also able to pick up a couple of cards for some fellow bloggers who have specific players that they collect.
Enjoy the posts over the next couple of days, I have one or two more interesting stores for you(well, at least they were interesting to me.)
Thanks for reading, Robert