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    I'm going to my first ever card show this weekend and was looking for some pointers. It's a small one that is put on regionally & the first time it has been in town when I've been able to go. Any suggestions? Are you normally allowed to take your own cards in to trade? How does the whole thing work normally?

    Looking for mainly Cowboys, Andy Dalton

  • #2
    You can bring stuff to trade, but it may be hard to do. I rarely see anything traded at shows by me, but I know others here have luck in their areas.
    Trading for all Cleveland teams in Cleveland uniforms, Cleveland minor league affiliates & Columbus Bluejackets


    • #3
      I've heard that trades happen, too. But I haven't seen it. Fuser has pretty good luck, I guess.

      Take your need lists with you. A lot of guys have boxes of loose cards cheap. Like 5 or 10 for a dollar. Some even have boxes of lower priced autos & GUs.

      Good luck!
      - Dave

      I collect Calvin, Barry, 1 auto each of rookie Lions that make the team & HOF auto & GU.


      Updated 3/25/2016


      • #4
        I wish I had some advice. I haven't been to a card show in 25 years. I am jealous. I guess I need to move to a bigger city or do some traveling to get to a card show.
        Favorite baseball players include: Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Kirby Puckett, Pete Rose, Tyler Colvin Mark Appel
        Favorite football players include: Peyton Manning, John Elway, Daunte Culpepper, Mike Alstott, Blake Bortles, and Dri Archer
        Collecting: 2012 Topps Mini 1987 topps... non-certified autos (in person or through the mail), autographed cards with bible verses


        • #5
          I'm glad you brought this up. In ten months I too will be going to a card show here in Cleveland. It will be the National. I can use all and any tips for this show as well.
          I am easy, I collect any and all NFL cards. Individual players I really enjoy are Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck, RGIII, and Russell Wilson. My passion is Favre rookie cards and vintage cards.