It's one of the oldest..and "old schoolest" card shows in the country. The annual Cranston Sports Collectors Show in Rhode Island kept a long-running tradition alive when it opened its doors in Warwick on February 5.
The show is a popular one among dealers who've been on the circuit for many years. It's also something collectors in the northeast look forward to with its proximity to spring training and talk of a new baseball season.
The focus isn't on autograph guests here--it's on the material on the dealer tables and the dealers themselves who try to bring some things along that the regulars haven't seen.
The show's goal is to raise money for the church that helps sponsor it and they've raised an impressive sum of money over the years.
The Warwick Beacon-Journal was there and offers a short piece on one of the hobby's longest continually running shows.