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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wish I was closer to some card shows

Live on the central oregon coast...way away from any card shows. I used to go to them when I was younger and lived near Seattle. It's been a long time and kinda jonesin to hit one up
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I can tell you there is nothing in Seattle area either. Think 1 decent sized one in the summer. But that is about it.

Nothing like the good old days....
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That's too bad...I remember going to the king dome, or some events center near there...maybe even the Tacoma dome. Been so long I don't remember. I think I
May have been 10 or 11..there was so much stuff to drool over. I was all about baseball at that time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can tell you there is nothing in Seattle area either. Think 1 decent sized one in the summer. But that is about it.

Nothing like the good old days....
+1 LOL

Not even one

It seems as if only California and the Mid-West has all these shows...
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That's too bad...I remember going to the king dome, or some events center near there...maybe even the Tacoma dome. Been so long I don't remember. I think I
May have been 10 or 11..there was so much stuff to drool over. I was all about baseball at that time.
@NW National was at the Tacoma dome for a few years. Was a very big show, my dad was a vendor there a few times. I was a kid, awesome spending 3 full days at a card show.
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I bet that was a blast!! I was extremely excited to go for a few hours.
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Out here where I am at we don't even have a LCS.....would definitely love to find a show though too man
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We only have one in all of Nashville. First weekend of every month. I've started buying most of my wax there. Competitive prices and don't have to wait or pay for shipping. Pretty unbelievable that there is only one LCS and 1 card show in a city as large as Nashville.
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It was changed a ton, mainly do to eBay and online shopping. I remember 1-3 shows a weekend, every weekend from Tacoma to Seattle at hotels and malls.
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Wow..only 1 in Nashville? There is a small lcs in this town. He doesn't carry a whole lot though. He is expected to buy so many cases and doesn't really have the clientele to support that.
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It's about a 3 hour drive to Portland, but there's at least one a month. The next one is on the 22nd. Though I'm not sure it's worth the drive unless you fit some other stuff into the trip. It's pretty small shows these days. Maybe 30 tables.

On another note, I make my way to Florence fairly often. I know it's not the same as going yourself, but hit me up if you ever want someone to look out for something.
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Wow..only 1 in Nashville? There is a small lcs in this town. He doesn't carry a whole lot though. He is expected to buy so many cases and doesn't really have the clientele to support that.
Yep. Just the 1. The show is tiny, the people are extremely nice, though.

The one LCS is a cool guy with a ton of stuff but it's a bit overpriced and out of the way(for me at least)
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I can tell you there is nothing in Seattle area either. Think 1 decent sized one in the summer. But that is about it.

Nothing like the good old days....
They have some every few months
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I've never been to the ones at meridian park but I do go to the ones at the Auburn supermall
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Seen that shoreline show, but that is way the hell up north for me.

Auburn one is a twin oak show. Think I was there last year (by chance shopping). It was TINY!
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The Shoreline monthly shows are a joke...maybe 1-2 dealers with decent stuff, and otherwise a bunch of guys with piles of inserts nobody wants who can't even be bothered to set up a properly organized table and sit around playing cards all day.

I live ten minutes away, and I stopped going several years ago because it was a waste of my time....
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The Shoreline monthly shows are a joke...maybe 1-2 dealers with decent stuff, and otherwise a bunch of guys with piles of inserts nobody wants who can't even be bothered to set up a properly organized table and sit around playing cards all day.

I live ten minutes away, and I stopped going several years ago because it was a waste of my time....
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But on more general note, there are increasingly fewer card shows anywhere outside the Northeast simply because dealers now do most of there business online and don't want to be bothered to lug their stuff around. Note, for example, that the National rotates between Chicago, Cleveland, and Baltimore....I think it's been west of the Mississippi or south of the Mason-Dixon line once in the past twenty years.

Tristar is about the only national promoter left anymore, and they only do shows in Texas and the Bay Area (once a year).
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