Another Madison Card Show was held at the Sheraton Hotel on John Nolen Drive this past weekend. The show has now ran monthly for six straight months. A record number of vendors came out this month that filled 48 tables. This is my Madison Card Show review for the month of September.
Madison Card Show Review For September
A total of 29 vendors were in attendance and the 5,300 square feet ballroom at the Madison Sheraton Hotel was filled with 48 vendor tables. This was a record for both vendors and tables surpassing the June output of 44 tables.
As usual, there was a nice variety of items from the vendors from vintage singles to ultra-modern high end singles. A few vendors had modern sealed wax for sale, but there was a lack of brand new unopened product. Supplies are also in demand by customers, and is something that is lacking at the show.
While exact numbers are not known, many of the vendors expressed this was the largest turnout of the six-month run of the Madison Card Show. After a dismal turnout at the June show, each month since has seemed to bring in more and more buyers.
An estimated 400 people came through the doors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. despite the Ryder Cup being played out just two hours away, and the Wisconsin Badgers football matchup against Notre Dame that kicked off at 11 a.m. in Chicago. The room was crowded during the morning hours before the always-expected afternoon drop off.
All in all, mostly positive reviews were passed on by both customers and dealers. The show hosted a couple first-time card show vendors, as well as many customers either attending the Madison Card Show for the first time, or a card show in general for the very first time.
Madison Card Show Review
Unfortunately, there was a couple reports of theft or attempted theft. Vendors will be informed of this threat moving forward and more eyes will be watching would-be thieves.
The next Madison Card Show will be held on Saturday October 23 at the Sheraton Hotel at 706 John Nolen Drive in Madison, Wisconsin. Free admission for customers and the show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendor tables are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text Beau at (309) 945-8986.
Next Show October 23
Additionally, check out the Rockford Card Show on Saturday October 9 at Rock Church at 6732 Harrison Avenue in Rockford, Illinois. Show hours run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free admission and to secure a table contact John at 815-519-8551.