A couple of 4th of July weekend shows drew some attendees--and the local papers.
Small card shows live on across the country--maybe not as many as you once found--but they're out there.
Perhaps it was a slow news weekend, but sports collecting got some media attention when events in Kansas and Louisiana were visited by local reporters who tried to get a feel for the state of the hobby.
One kid in Kansas was after his namesake's autograph. “That’s what makes it fun,” one dealer said, “seeing someone excited about collecting like that.”
In the meantime, dealers in central Louisiana were trying to find out just how many collectors are still active.