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Ryan Nolan is at a different card show almost every weekend and he has the frequent flyer miles and the video content to prove it. He joins us on this special edition of HQH to give his Top 5 card shows in the country right now.
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Delivering that breaking copy member, welcome to episode 130 of hobby quick hit. And it's a special edition. As I always say we don't have a lot of guests on the show but we had Danny on a couple weeks back, any black? And today we have breakout cards, Ryan Nolan. And this guy probably already know maybe you don't travels almost every weekend to a different show. The different part of the country does great content coverage of those shows and so just hits a bunch of shows during the Here on the weekend. So who better than him to say, what in his mind are the top five shows that we have here in the United States? This this request for the show actually came from David Moody, the largest tops original art owner who was on recently on Sports coordination. He messaged me and said, you know, you and Ryan ought to do a show like this and reach out to Ryan who I know. And He said hey let's yeah let's do it. And so here's that show I feel like a DJ by request from mr. David Moody but I got a feeling more than David are going to enjoy the show. As Ryan tells you what his top shows are, there's going to be honorable mention. So we're going to be talking about more than five shows. He's going to tell you about the show. Why he ranked it there, even a little food stuff and stuff outside the show. That's a factor 2 and how the was list came out. So we're going to hear from our great sponsor. Mojo brake do two, quick due to release schedule, hobby news. And now we'll get to Ryan. Nolan's top five show countdown. Mojo brake, shop.com is the best place to get your sealed wax products, and breaks the holy have the best selection. But the best prices, whether it's a box or a whole case, they are your guy.
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All right. Happy to have Ryan Nolan on this episode of hobby quick. It, we don't always have guests on this show, but like I said in the intro, David Moody, the largest who owns the largest collection of original tops are, who was on Sports Carnation, message, me and said, hey man, I'd love to see you and Ryan. Do I have a quick hit where Ryan gives his top five shook top five shows. According to him, and I told All I can do is ask Ryan. I think this this young man is is very busy and probably tired somewhere in there too you know I can't promise you anything but I'll try and Ryan was gracious enough gracious enough to say hey let's do it. And so here we are before we get into your list right now. Obviously, I don't want to just go right into it. You know how many shows have you know calendar year 2022. How many shows different shows? So have you been to this year? I'll be honest, I lost track. I mean II. Thought I should count. I'm going to be over 50 shows again this year. I would say they're all unique because sometimes all that helpful for two shows in a weekend. So it's like if there's a shell Saturday as an umbrella to shows on a Saturday or just one Joy, it depends on like the size of the shows and how far away they are. Fortunately right now is there's so many, there's such an influx of shows that at least in the for to seem like two weekends ago, those nine shows with in Florida,
We're becoming to oversaturated and dealers are starting to spread out these kind of a shame because instead of having like one show on the weekend with there's like 100 your turntables. Now you have so many pockets of like 20 or 30 table shows because everyone wants to promote a show. So that's how I kind. The numbers are kind of played it at some times, where it's, like, I have to travel all over Europe, but it just kind of how those show scene is down here in Florida. I've got to ask you. I mean, you, I don't know if anyone out there is doing more shows than you. Put that number, very low. If, at, if at all, we've seen shows explode. You just, you just talked about it right there, like everything else in the hobby, right? Everything everyone. Sort of a copycat industry hobby, if you will. We've seen the rise of shows even here in Syracuse, we're starting to have even more here. I mean, he think that's good or maybe bad even long-term, I mean, it's good right now. But you think that A Tipping Point there. So I think there is an some sort. Like, if you answer me smaller shows your, you're taking the crowd of people and there's running it to it, then, and then it makes it look like the shows that and dealers house a bad time at the show. So like in communities, I think it's better off to have like one larger show a month or two larger shows a month and communicate with people like have multiple motors work together in some sort. I know this is like a fantasy land because everyone's had their own show to make money and everything like that, but, like, Realistically having a large show every two weeks or one more show. Every single weekend is better than having so many scattered out shows. Because number one know, everyone's going to go to all the shows, like it's ridiculous to think that someone's going to go to two or three shows on the weekend. The reason I'm able to do is like I'm putting out content for in plus like it's really fun for me, but you're talking about like families that have kids or just like normal people there, like one show, and I'm done for the weekend. So I think from that side of things,
Just makes sense to have one large show, but also like National. Now we're starting to see, like of the few weekends ago, there's like four or five shows that was going on there, like over 150 or 200 tables, all across the country, but from what I've heard is they were decent. Now, I want to show in Colorado, was there just was be like 400 tables but it got cut back down to 200. But I think some of the Steelers ended up going to Burbank or who went to some of those other shows that we had like an Chicago or another results like the New York East Coast National going others. If you're like, other shows won't cross the country. So I definitely saw the impact on it because there's like space between the rows and not see the show is bad. I still picture it world are and it was a fun show to go to. But I feel like right now, everyone's throwing shows together and it will really like spreading thing because the Hobbies not to that size yet where I think like Fanatics is taking over and if they use their marketing capabilities and how other crms where they've all been formation on people and they're able to expand a hobby
Like, especially some of the smaller one poll shows were two killers aren't gonna show up or they just don't get the foot traffic and dealers. Plain about it nationally. I think there needs to be a little bit of better job between the Claude shoke Motors talking about. But when your shows are because they go with mention that one weekend There is five but then there's other weekends where there's no large National shows. It could make sense like hey, maybe only have one or two more shows that weekend and it's spread it throughout the month rather than all focusing on one specific weekend which That makes it tough and then like as I was like creating content I'm not going to go to all five large shows but if they spread them throughout the month maybe I could go to three shows two or three shows instead but having all five the same weekend it's really tough. Like one time I went to the Dallas card show and also culture Collision the same weekend and then go back to work on Monday and I'm super exhausted from that, right? So put this is not from expectation side, things like especially larger dealers. There's no way you can go to multiple shows
That same exactly again unless lights everything lines up perfectly plus like what like delays and travel privates. So tough. Yeah, I was going to mention that you get your flights got to be on point or you might you could be, you throw your old schedule out of whack. So we're going to, we're going to talk about your favorites, your top five. If you will, you know, couple may be obvious. But you know, that's that's you know, this is your list. I don't know any of these two. You say. I am, I got To ask you before we get to that list too. You know, you don't have to mention the show by city or name if you don't want to have you ever, obviously, you go to a lot of shows that your first time ever there. Some shows you've been there before the returning, have you ever walked into a show and just been sort of shocked at either? How small or how quiet it is? Like almost disappoint you ever been. So we're talking about the ones you love. Have you ever been really disappointed? Yeah.
I was disappointed with the outcome of the show, but there is a show that's mud afforded, as long as you like 20 or 30 tables at a mall. I go there. There's three dealers there and you have the best part is the show promoter. Still was asking me for is two dollars for an entry Peak and it's only through tables up to the sky and literary stands over my shoulder. And like, why is this guy is sitting on my shoulders? Like I need my two dollars. Now, you want to my card show? I'm looking around.
It's up the worst thing, there's another show. I went to those like ten tables and like I was promoted to be 50 tables and even on the banner outside, you show us those 50 people card show and there's three like ten, Euler zipped up maximum, both in the show. And it's like me. I drove to our not always easy to ours. That will really, I do over an hour for a show, knows what it is, 50 tables, and I go inside, and there's Lily, Ted it can. It's pretty upsetting, and I don't want to imitate us, but like a lot of the shows will always look inflate their dealer numbers. Not all of them do. Ooh, I like a lot of them will just to get people in the door. Yeah, no, no doubt. So I'll piggyback it. Oftentimes it's probably one of those two shows are both. What's the shortest amount of time you've ever spent at a show bar in an emergency like God forbid. I'm like, yes, .1 10 table show. I think I was in and out in like an hour and a half. Like if I wasn't doing constant, I probably have been in and out like 10 or 20 minutes, but I was like the third one about the three cable guide bulldoze. So what did you lose brought up?
Events and I spent hours going through it, like there's five dollar cards but I was funny like 40 50 dollar cards in there and I was like, all right I'm gonna just keep adding those to my stock and just be like $1500 on that show or something like that on the heart. It was those all birthday. That's funny. I ask you this every time I talk to you again, it's almost like par for the course now. Like where do you get your energy, man? Like, I know you're young but I mean I don't care how old you are. Man, this is like though. It's a grind. Oh yeah, I mean, Yeah, I'm out of shape right now but I used to be an ultra Runner. So this is nothing compared to stuff like 62 miles around UCF for 100, 100 K, when I graduated during covid reasons like I might have a graduation ceremony so I did that and then I ran a 50 mile or in the Everglades and like almost during the summer like is like 95 out and there's very little shade, like I used to be a big old to Runner before, I kind of transitioned into more Sports parts of that. Right now, I need to get back into shape but like once you're on those type of races and it's very very mentally straining and physically straining, then you're like, this is a piece of Okay. So you know, it's 52 weeks a year, you do these unobvious, you had a weekend, you have a regular job that you work during the week which is just a testament to you you stamina and commitment level out of those 52 weekends. If you will, I know every County or might be a little odd off here and therefore how many how many weekends are you? You not attending shows my easy to ask you how many you don't rather than probably less than like,
Five, each year like this weekend's, one of those rare weekends were off on the reason why it's like I'm going for a family wedding and I still was looking for card, sure on there because I add all the 42-foot, you know what? There's no there's no card shows in Pittsburgh, I was so surprised there's like five or six shows going on in the Philly area and I'm looking all over Pennsylvania. There's no shows in Pittsburgh. So, you know, I'm talking about like there's nine shows in Florida. If you want to open opportunity, go to Pittsburgh and start a card show. Yeah, that's right. Listen, I'm, that's my second home. Down. I'm using Pittsburgh two or three times a year. Believe it or not, not for cars, but if you're sure to be. It's so what's that? And prompt you a card show this weekend? Yeah, I listen if they did a card show when the Steelers were playing, I tried to do to, to do both, but that's a huge dealer town. So everything else should I mean, but I'm not too sure about a local show that's taking
Place in Pittsburgh, I could be completely wrong but like, at least I'm researching this weekend, there was no show, they're just surprised. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I don't know. I think well, I think Pittsburgh's at home that might have something to do with it. But all right, let's get, you know, just amazing stuff man would be doing and not only go into these shows, but like the content you create from them. And how its presented, let's start with what Go, you know, we'll go from five to one, you know, name the show that made your that slot and, you know, maybe Y and anything. I know we've talked before, you know, it is even, you know, the city has something to do with the show to write Rush drives the stuff you can do even outside of the show itself. I don't know if that's a factor when you put your lips together or not, but if you want to throw those things in by all means, and then
When we, when we get to one, I'll ask you, you know, some shows that were we're kind of close or in consideration. Maybe we'll do some honorable mentions. So yeah. So we're going to start with number five, is kind of like an oddball show that most people don't know about. And I felt like I had to mention one kind of unique show and this is the Philly non-sports show believe it's been going on for a few different decades. And what's really cool about it is every single table That you go to is going to be completely different. So like even any sure that you go to, who's gonna be a substantial amount of vintage collectors, modern collectors, and other showcases are going to be the same. But when you go to the fully non-sports show, every dealer showcase presentation style. It is completely different. It's a smaller showed of growing. It's maybe 50 to 75 tables. You could spend days. They're going through all the different stuff that they have, whether it's modern on sports or
The transports all the way back to the 1800s. I had a really fun time there by takes place literally at the same location of the new Filly card show. The fleet card should have moved from the casino over to the fairgrounds mats. Were the non-sports card show is as well kind of a hike from the airport which sucks it's like an hour away. So it is an expensive, Uber, unless you can rent out a car but it's, it's fun. And I had to do something on here that people probably didn't know. There you go. How often does it? Is it is it a monthly show? What? The ring. Hello, it's nice to hear. So they had one coming up in October which I'm like 50/50 if I want to go again October just because I had so many shows that are booked out of state and don't want to do we travel every single weekend but they have that done and then think it's spring or summer I can't remember for sure but it's two times a year to my knowledge. All right so the you surely known Sports show and that's why I love about your I. Can you bring you know, little bit of the It and you know, you give props to even a show like that does things a little bit outside the box if you will. All right. All right. Number four pick. And there's there's a few different shows that I was thinking about. Number four, I was kind of looking unlike the history side of things. I don't, I don't remember on top of my head, what the longest running show is it's either one of these two, one of those shows is going to be
The other one's going to get in the four spot. So don't know what's on my head, what's the older show? But it's either a Strongsville or the Cranston card show and the reason is like for the Legacy side of things for being a liquid, some of the First shows and still being around today. Sure they're not going to be in their first original for however like the fact that they're still running 45 or 50 years in the future, like it's kind of amazing to think about like all the different factors that have gone through that show and all.
All the different. Drugs folk art show used to be vintage only, you weren't able to bring out any modern carts so I don't remember. They're cut off your I think goes like 93 for my over her dealers. The Only Exception they said it was the SPG or just because it sells a lot but besides that, no 93 cards, everything had to be earlier than that, you can put it all on your display case and that's a like that. It's true for now. The allows for some Modern Hearts, but even the modern cars are less than ten percent. So it's really like a very Evie vintage focused show Cranston as he large history as well. And I'd say it's about 75% vintage, but a lot of different Oddball stuff there with the dealers. And I really enjoyed both card shows and would recommend them as well to go and check them out, but I know they aren't the biggest shows in Cranston was 200 tables. And then Strongsville is probably about 100 tables, but again, like the fluent on Sports show, since you always bring so much inventory, you will spend a while going through everything.
So I got to ask you, do you know what happens at the Strongsville show if a dealer tries to sneak into his case, a 2001 Ichiro or Pujols working in the past, you weren't allowed to do it, but you can do it now. Okay, so take the pool. Yeah, but it's still heavy, it's still going to slam his vintage. So like, that's why I collect. So boring vintage heavy car. Is there someone that is modern stuff. They're going to give you a completely different list but that's when I like to specialize them. Yeah. I've heard I've never been to the Strongsville at this point but I've heard a lot of great commentary from those who have went to that show. All right. We're up to best card shows list. Number three is the Philly card show. I think right now, it still has its core vintage audience but you're also starting to see a lot of the modern guys set off it. Take A little bit area of it. There's also a tray night, but I think Santiago Sports runs that one now over at Billy, and just like a great Gathering ground in the Philadelphia area. Really enjoyed it. I mean, I picked up some propagandas, which are Cuban release cards. I always see Oddball releases there as well and just, it's normally a decoy, 250 to 350 tables. Feel like autographs. They have a bunch of autograph. Guess they're like, big names and both doors Sports and also Hall of Famers, and I think they have it.
Three times a year. Think also one of the promoters of the Philly show is on the board of the national now, but could you on yet? You have your nope. You're correct. And mandate you can show in Philly, some love, I think you're going to get the key to the city Ryan, if they complain about the great show though and the filling on Sports shows their power plus from the airport. So, the technically not employed, like what addicts are traveling, it kind of sucks when you have those our clusters because first off of your plate, Lands late. Then you have to wait another hour to get there till the anticipation, but also lubbers expensive. You're looking at. $60, the that's like, that's my negative things about those shows, but it's always fun to go to and only cheated ice cream. They just took back your key, but I suppose, if she sticks are good, I didn't say, well, I will say this man. Philly, not. I mean, a lot of people Rave about the Filly shows, just like you did a lot of content creation is coming out.
There this year, new new stuff and just fill, he's really kind of, you know, blowing up in a good way so that you're not surprised to hear that it's been around forever to like that's something that I've really put in my list is because like there's a lot of shows that I've gone up in the last two or three years that are large shows the me wrong, they can leave a legacy over next 20 or 30 years and I don't discredit them. That's why we want all our prevention, supposedly. I feel like the being kind Of rank towards the top of the list or even on this list in general, you kind of have to have that hobby history in that historical prevalence. And it's nice to see you recognize that. And I think that says a lot about, you know, you and how your mind works. We're up to number two, number two is Dallas. I mean, everyone goes to Dallas all the time. It's the second-largest show behind the national, and I honestly don't know how they do it because I think like six times,
Is way too much for me, but they literally sell it out all the time and it seems like everyone's I was going to the Dallas card show at people creating blogs, every I would say, every large dealer substantial amount of words, dealers are there. There's always deals to be found people are treating till 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. in the morning every single night hotels, sell out. I mean, it's just it's a beast on itself and I enjoyed Alice's a city. Like I'm a big barbecue fan and also like Tex-Mex, so I'm always eating really well. There they have. Honestly, the best apple pie was a place called important pies. Pretty close, or I would say pretty close by the like, 30 minutes away. I try to stop there for some good dessert, but like it's a fantastic area, and you also know the Hobby companies that are over there. So you do see that Presence at the show? Yeah, no, no doubt. I've been to the dad. This is the first show that you've mentioned that I've actually attended myself and I'll second what you said. And Kyle, it just seems every time I've went, it's gotten bigger and bigger.
I'm sure the next time I go with even bigger again. It's shocking. Honestly, like, how the same deal, good job with it. And like what I will say to which is like a major crop is a definitely invested like security and everything else like that, which I feel missing from a lot of shows. They got cameras set up that caught thieves there. They, they know how to run a show or put it that way. It did give you job of food. Yeah. Yeah. No doubt. And like you said even the city itself, there's plenty of things to do depending on what time of year. Year, you're there and that to show whether it be Cowboys or Ranger game and even the first go, the the double a team I believe of the Rangers is not too far. I went to a game myself last year and if you're bored and Dallas you're doing it wrong. And you know, I want to make more work for you here. As you as you can help you listening the rain. Not only does he know about the shows and the venue's he knows where to get some of the best food weather.
Apple pie or barbecue. So if you're going to a city for the first time you need some advice, you know it right up. I know it just you know flood your inbox even more but be surprised they get I get flooded every day with people asking part of the world take and I like I tried my best but I'm already working over 16 hours a day between my real job and then also the idea of sports cards. So like it's a very limited time. Yeah. That's crazy man. God bless You all right, number one, I think it's obvious. I think it would be most people's number one. It's sort of like, you know, Alabama, in the college football rankings, right? We sort of know who it is, you know? It's a national. Well, let's talk about it when, you know, you know what you like and maybe what you like to even see, even though it's number one on your list. What? Could maybe you'd like to see in the future, really? I think so. Two different boats with with the Nationals doing right now. One like I kind of wish they just kept it in Chicago all the time. They usually have it with the same weekend as well closes. So what I've done is all go to the show first few days and then enjoy Lollapalooza. I mean it depends on like the lineup when people are line like one of the concerts are but this year unfortunately the Nationals in Atlantic City and Day to my favorite band said Metallica And also Billy strings playing on the same night that's fan I could have
And save to my favorite artists and two national at the same time, it goes in Philly. And, like, my first, I went to the National and lined up, as well, was able to see a few different concerts and be able to go to the National and last numbers in Chicago or less last year, I should say, before you Jersey, I was able to go to on the post shows that presently goes, Jimmy Eat World that I saw and then was able to go to the National, and it was like two or three days, but I kind of wish that he Keep it the same weekend as well. Close a selfish reasons so that I can go to the card show and then go see concerts because I really enjoy music and do that. But also like I seen a point I've been moving the national location to location and I'm like, man, I'd be kind of cool to have a national in the backyard mode window or master builder. Other larger cities that they haven't been to maybe like a Salt Lake City, where they have a small show but like nothing super larger. I mean there's so many different cities out there that
I can put it in and they didn't put him in st. Louis, they can also put it back. Texas where they have been forever. They already have Dallas Carter there. But like imagine if they cook the national their partner with dolls for children, I don't like I kind of see it both viewpoints limit whether just fixated in Chicago or moving it around. But either way, that's the only show that everyone will go to a specific weekend. Other even of like a large only Dallas but maybe like 50 or 60% of like content creators go there, a lot of large dealers but the national everyone drops with their due and goes to that show. Show. So kind of brings everyone did you do find some unique inventory but like from a buyer's perspective, the Nationals, not really the best show because people put into the premium of all the travel costs, the table across, these are those prices and if you're looking for bargains or gills, that isn't a show for you, but it's always a really fun thing to see. And if you're in the corporate books, like they have a huge section of it for me, like, it's whatever. Like, I'd rather just have more dealers there, but some people really want to see all the different events at the
All great points Brian and you know me, I like you. I love my rock concerts and I don't know, I think you got me beat and shows. I might have e this year as far. I won't happen every year. I think this year might, I might have you beat that rocked. Our just been a crazy year for me getting tickets and and going but and to take you like, I know you love your music. The think what you do, just on the card shows. Thing and attends them to kind of even more time that you put in the like, where you're not getting rest or sleep in just again. I don't know where, I don't know what, what you eating or drinking, but just crazy stuff. And now I got to do better on time management side things and there's a lot of learning still like trying to alleviate some tasks that I feel redundant or that I could give other people but it's like, man, there's always so much work to do between everything. Who don't realize like, how much time it takes to edit videos uploaded, figure out. Like, we're going to titled those. Then that's only one site. Then you still have Twitter, you still have Instagram. You still have Facebook. You solve this forward, like her so much out there to do every single day, plus like website work and then we respond to emails, responding yams like respond to comments on videos and it's never. And then between the selling side of things like selling cards and then so I have my friend seen that helps out, like tripping out, stop in a few.
It's behind the scenes but it's like it's never ending. So it's that is definitely a second job. In the sense where it's like, you have to be very structured figure out what you're doing every single day or else you could really be lost. Yep. Well, kudos to you, man. All right. We talked about, you know, some didn't make the top five, but we're close mentioned, you know, whatever order you want to talk about them in. Some of those honorable mentions, it may be, you know, why they were close, but no cigar why they didn't. Let's go through the list. I think most of these shows have like actual long-term to be top five or top 10 min to get. I'm very looking at like the historical side of things. All the shows that I listed for well over 30. I mean, besides Dallas, I don't know the full history of the Dallas card show and how would Kyle founded it. But besides that one all these shows have been around 30 plus years. So like making it on, I don't know, maybe it's an elitist via but like very really heavily favored Scherzer on 12.
The first honorable mention show was one of the first Odyssey chose that. I went to I believe as at the time right now, but it isn't results show that they're not doing it for a while, but I still had a really good job there. Really good time at the show. I loved the venue. Was fantastic in. Mary had it in a water park at a resort in. Wisconsin, is the Wisconsin Dells card show, great. Make sure both vintage and modern dealers were more than fair there. The show had carpeting. I'm like, he was like, well over 400 tables. Presentation-wise. Look great. In a water park built in there. There's a trade night at the water. Are not at the water park but like get another like Resort type area and just a fantastic area in general. That's not going to have ever had was next to the venue as well, which locals were saying? Oh, that's okay at best. That's okay, if that's the best I've ever had. All right, so lie, it makes me sad that show doesn't exist anymore.
But maybe someone will bring it back in the future. Maybe the group will put it back together but Wisconsin, Dells because they're not around anymore has to be no matter what, when the honorable mentions, but I had a great time there in knows, one of her shows out of state so they kind of lose one. The spark some time about a little ton of money. Yeah. So another show. Let me just scratch off things on the list over here another show that I gotta show some love to is the New England art show and the reason is because
The course menu is ever. It's at the Gospel Hall thing, like for the perspective, like imagine a trade night at Cooperstown for baseball collectors. Like that's so, freaking cold, edit of a court. In the middle of the Basketball Hall of Fame and people set up over there and then the card show itself is the 300 plus tables, as well lights over there. I think I flew in for it's like 20 or 30 minutes away. So it's pretty close to the airport super easy to get in and out. Was okay in the area. Wasn't the best but like I think there is a year and two smaller shows, so they're trying to get at least do a quarterly type show up there but just along because of the trade night venue had to throw it in there. There you go, another show. Then this this honestly would have made my top 5 but I want me to throw in the full amount sports car show, just to kind of show some diversity on that side of things but that is the chancel a card show. They were really good Legacy. Like autograph guests are great and they're There is honestly, a great mixture of dealers there that sold different types of cards was non-sports. There's some people selling tickets vintage and modern solar kit out everything that other shows had on the list. I've just decided to throw non-sports in there instead of that show because I know so many people know about the chancellor show begin, their promoter, I believe is on the national board so they know what they're doing. Yeah, it is show. I've never been to, I've heard a lot of good things about it Ryan. So it's sort of on my
On my radar to get to one of these years. So, so definitely I hear you there. Yeah. It's all to bring up another Ohio show. So first up, like, Ohio shows are always fantastic for vintage, factors of your vintage collector, and you want to fly to it. Like a destination, just to buy vintage cards, Ohio dealers will work with you. You're going to find some unique items there. And like, it's always a good experience at those shows. Those guys aren't out the screw you on. But another one is the Miller Show in Cincinnati. There's some unique food options nearby but it's kind of a historical one. I think. Summer is Tommy that Ken Griffey Junior, and Barry Larkin also played at the high school over there with the ship located at, which is pretty cool table. I think it's like 200 or so, and it's a very vintage heavy hardship, there's that one. And then one show, I am a spent, I'm not gonna lie on this point like two or three hours there. Had to do with a hurricane but that's the New York Hofstra show. Again I experience it fully so I want to put it towards the top heard great things about it. When I was there personally like sometimes I have trouble or like some of the new ink they're like Northeastern shows are like New York shows because a lot of sticker shock on the mantle card and summer vintage. They don't a lot of viewers. Don't want to get rid of that stuff. I don't blame them but like there's some crazy prices sometimes. But the Newark officer show, I
Really really good inventory on there and you get I made two hours, their portion when I flew up there, there's a hurricane hitting the area of the first time now. I don't know how many years like seriously and I don't want to get stranded in New York. So I changed my flight. There were my flight took off for hours after our Landing. So, 30 minutes over there, show, 30 minute, we were back in the flu out. What are you talking about? Ryan, you don't like the Hofstra. I'm a New York City kid. So I had to do that terrible. Accent there, but not anymore. Does that cover? No, I don't ever mention any other bigger shows. But like I think those are good. Honorable mention, does he say the lobster shows two, fantastic autograph guests. I know that. I know the team that runs over the runs the show over there. They set up with a dealer that I do a lot of business with. So I just the fact that sometimes, like, in the similar shows, people don't want to get hurt or mantle cards. I want to buy the mental Parts, but I can't pay 20% over the top and I get thing in New York City. You can get that over there.
It's not the most part and they show but like you can find some really cool. Operatory. Yeah. Are you can't get a point first off. Thanks, thanks for doing this, man. It was up. Are you getting the point out because you've been to so many of the shows? Are you getting to the point now? Where you think you're going to be select? May be more selective in the future. Like I've done that one. It's okay, it's not bad. But I'm going to take that week off and are you at that point? But the say so it's unlikely. Like 50/50, whether like I could do that or not. Obviously, like being selective is a good thing and also, bad thing. Bad thing is like, at least for me, I can't produce content every week that way I really want to at least for my audience right. Now, while I have the opportunity to produce a card show Vlog every Monday, so people go to my channel, they know they have