I went to the expo on Friday from 1-7pm. Some of the stuff there will make your head spin, especially from the big guys Gerry Chartrand, Len Pottie, and BMW sportscards. It seems like there is a huge dropoff for vintage modern opc after those three.
Most other dealers were selling ex to ex-mt at best ungraded for anything older than 79-80, and the few that did have psa stuff were about 1.5x to 2x eBay prices. PSA 8 opc Patrick Roy rc for $300 anyone?
I picked up a beautiful psa 8 Yvan Cournoyer topps rookie, a mint 68-69 slightly off centered Bobby Orr opc #2, and a psa 7 69-70 opc Orr #24 that will, in my mind, become a psa 8. I also picked up about 30 raw nm-mt 68-69 opc for my set from Gerry.
Hockey card collecting seems to be taken over by autos, serial #'s, and itty bitty pieces of fabric. To each their own, I suppose. And those sheet cut bgs 9.5 opc cards- what a joke.
Will post the Orr's and Cournoyer when I get back from my business trip. Gerry and Len made my side trip to Toronto worthwhile.
This message has been edited by frozencaribou on Nov 10, 2007 10:36 PM
Normally I go on Sundays because I work the 6 other days of the week. Today to me seemed busier than any other Sunday I have seen. I saw a lot more kids, 10 years old and younger, with their parents, I even saw full families with wives and everyhing! Haha. This suprised me a little, the other times I've gone I've seen the occasional younger person but not this many.
I actually found more vintage this year than other years. I saw a lot of dealers who only sold modern now carrying both!
Gerry had some great 60-80's cards, David Martell had nice 1910-1980 stuff (even some C57's), Brian had, well wow, Some incredible raw C56 cards, probably in the PSA 7-8 range! A Mantle rookie card and a complete 1951 Parkhurst set! Len also had a ton of vintage but I don't like how he sets up on a wall, I want to browse and not ask to view 15 cards and make a hassle out of it.
Overall I thought the show was one of the better ones, best one in the past 2 years I think.
1910-20's- hard to find but a couple of dealers had it
1930-49- saw the most I've ever seen especially 30's OPC!!
1950-60- not as much as I normally see but the stuff I saw did seem EX-Near mint (6-8 grade)
1961-70- tons of stuff, I think that was by far the most vintage I saw the whole time I was there, probably enough to put together 10 complete sets if you went around
1971-80- a couple dealers had it, Martin Sports always has a great selection of BVG high grade from this era and he also had some 70-90 wax.
1990-2007- to much