Not many card shows born in the 1970s are still around; especially not those held in hotel conference rooms. The Albany, N.Y. show, held each month at the Ramada Inn, is an exception.
Dealers carrying everything from vintage singles to modern inserts to autographed items and a variety of memorabilia set up shop and cater to a regular clientele of several dozen people along with a few newcomers. No one gets rich, but there is enough spent to keep them coming back.
"I (sell cards) for a living," said local shop owner Jeff Monaco, who runs the show. "But I like to do this for the dealers and collectors."
The local paper stopped by to talk with some of the collectors and presented a story and video.