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Leon 12-23-2018 10:47 AM

O/T The Texas Show - Sports Card & Memorabilia show - Frisco TX, Apr. 26,27,28, 2019
 
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Hey Guys and Girls
A friend of mine, Kyle Robertson of Dallas Card Show fame, and I are discussing and looking into doing a larger "3 day" North Texas baseball card show. We are considering the 3rd weekend in April 2019 for the first one and maybe 1-2 more per year. Does anyone know of any big situations around that time frame which could hinder it? Our goal is to have 150 +/- tables along with autograph guests and many AH's set up, who don't usually come to this neck of the country. It seems North Texas hasn't had any larger shows in quite some time. Thoughts on the subject are appreciated especially concerning the time frame.

**updated title to reflect new information 1/17/19 and new info in post 28
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x2drich2000 12-23-2018 11:03 AM

Leon, no real thoughts, but I do wish you luck and hope you are able to get the show off the ground. I'm sure you already have, but if not, I'd suggest reaching out to Joe Drelich who does the Philly Show to see if he has any suggestions. Also don't forget REA is usually at the end of April/beginning May time frame, so there Spring auction may be full swing at that time.

DJ

brass_rat 12-23-2018 11:12 AM

Third weekend in April 2019 is Easter weekend.

Second weekend in April 2019 is The Masters. Baseball is awesome, but The Masters is right up there. :D

Leon 12-23-2018 11:13 AM

Hey DJ
Already have spoken, more than once, with REA, Joe D., and many, many more. This hasn't been a split second thought on doing the show. It seems this area is a bit under represented in larger shows with some national presence. And Kyle has been successfully doing local card shows for a few years now, which I have set up at many times. He and I live about 4-5 miles apart which also makes executive meetings very easy. :)

And thanks for the feedback Brass Rat. There is probably a show stopper for every weekend in the year, so in that respect, we just want to collect as much info as we can and make a decision based on that. Easter and the Masters have to be considered, for sure.
No contracts have been signed...

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Originally Posted by x2drich2000 (Post 1838964)
Leon, no real thoughts, but I do wish you luck and hope you are able to get the show off the ground. I'm sure you already have, but if not, I'd suggest reaching out to Joe Drelich who does the Philly Show to see if he has any suggestions. Also don't forget REA is usually at the end of April/beginning May time frame, so there Spring auction may be full swing at that time.

DJ


vintagebaseballcardguy 12-23-2018 12:09 PM

Leon, depending on what is happening with me then, I would be excited to make the trip from Arkansas! There aren't many shows in my neck of the woods.

Rich Klein 12-23-2018 01:57 PM

Leon:

The person who noted the show is Easter/Good Friday weekend is right. That has always been a terrible weekend for shows. Kyle currently is the 3rd Saturday of the month in Frisco and since that is the day in between, that is the best option for that weekend.

If I were doing April, I'd run either the 1st weekend or the final weekend of the month. The 2nd weekend is close to IRS day and we've discussed the 3rd weekend.

I think you would do fine with the big show, but look a tad more carefully at the dates

Rich

brass_rat 12-23-2018 03:40 PM

Leon,

If you could find a second reason for people to come to Dallas, you could get a nice gathering outside of locals.

I would try to fly in if I could get my buddy Jerry (gabrinus) to drive down for whatever show.

Jerry, you listening? :)

You could also look for corresponding events on websites like this to find reasons for people to make a weekend of it:
https://www.visitdallas.com/

I'd love to see the Mavericks play.

Steve

RedsFan1941 12-23-2018 03:53 PM

leon is right (again). just like collectors continuing to do business with auction houses and ebay sellers who they pretty much know are corrupt, it's all about the stuff. if the show is good with good autograph guests (assuming there will be some at such a big show) and top notch dealers people will come. that location seems like a good choice because of the high population around it and i don't see easter as being a problem.

Leon 12-24-2018 09:39 AM

Thanks for the feedback so far, gentlemen. It's appreciated. Kyle and I are still in heavy discussions about it.

Laxcat 12-24-2018 10:13 AM

It would bring me out of retirement. Will be good to see everyone again.


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