|Type of Cards||Mixture of Everything|
|Modern/Vintage||90% Modern 10% Vintage|
|Food Options||Bar at Venue|
|Show Hours||9 AM – 3 PM Saturday & Sunday|
The Philly area is known for its distinct card show scene. It has 3 major shows that each specialize in a different category. There is a Non-Sports Show, a Vintage Heavy show, and Fishtown which specializes in modern cards.
Unlike the mentioned Non-Sports and Vintage shows, the Fishtown show is actually located within the heart of Philly. You don’t have to take a 60-minute Uber from the airport.
Another aspect that I really like is the venue hall. It features both an inside and outside section of the show which is a luxury. Need a breath of fresh air, step outside. There were also tables set up so one could trade if they arranged a deal.
I personally didn’t get the chance to make a deal, however it is a great spot to make one happen.
Walking around the venue, I felt there was ample space. Some shows make the walkability tough. Here I never ran into anyone.
One other thing I liked was the willingness to innovate. The show’s creator brought in classic sports video games for attendees to play. There were also free waters to keep you hydrated at the event.
Many other shows would charge you for water.
As a vintage collector (My Primary PC), my only regret is the lack of a vintage presence. I felt there were only 2 dealers within the room that had dedicated vintage showcases.
For many of the newer collectors, this isn’t an issue, but for myself, I really wanted to buy some cards. I lucked out and grabbed a 54 Bowman Mantle and 56 Jackie Robinson from a modern dealers.
Regardless, it was a great show and atmosphere. A show I’d recommend checking out. Especially if you are nearby.
Also, you can grab a great cheesesteak down the road when the show is over!
Fishtown Card Show Information
You can find out more information about the Fishtown Card Show on their Instagram page. Admission is $5 and the card show is open 9am-3pm Saturday and Sunday