Showing posts from July, 2021

Valley West Mall Card Show - Bloomington, MN, Whatever...

I hadn’t been to an actual card show since March, 2020, just a week or two before the pandemic shut everything down. That was a small 20+ table show in St. Cloud, MN, but I had a great time that day. So much so that I had to write a story about it. (Which you can read here . ) Why not do it again? Well, now that the pandemic has lessened its grip on the nation, I finally made it to another card show on July 10, 2021. This show was promoted by the Twin Cities Sports Collectors Club, and would be held at the Valley West Mall, in Bloomington, MN. Going in, I had two specific goals for this show. Looking for singles for sets that I'm trying to complete, and picking up cheap inserts and hits from the Twins, Rockies and Expos. With room in the budget for a few more expensive cards, if I find something I must have. Time to cross the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area, and drive to Bloomington. The one time home of Metropolitan Stadium, is today the land of shopping... But we&#