Join in a discussion on a card-related message board and it won’t be hard to find critics. Lately, many collectors have been complaining about the card show scene. Once a big time event back in the early-90′s, many of them have come and gone and the ones that are left have been less than desirable, according to some collectors.
Officially, the last card show I attended was way back in 1992 at a monthly show in South Florida that had seemingly mile long lines of tables. Today, trying to find a card show is near impossible thanks to the decline in sports cards sales. So while the industry is falling apart and card shops are closing left and right, collectors might soon be left with nothing but eBay and online card shops to fill the void.
On Saturday, May 2nd I will be attending my first card show in over 15 years located in Dania Beach, Florida. I will be there to document the card show experience and to see if a collector who is into old and new school can find just what he is looking for without having to look on eBay or drive 100 miles to the nearest card shop.
You can find information on the Dania Card Show HERE.