Thursday, January 21, 2010

Collectible Business Flying High In Chicago

Some interesting hobby quotes cam out of the Jan. 15-17 Cubs Convention in downtown Chicago. Be sure to read the article by George Castle that appeared in the Wallet Pop blog.

Chicago's Mike Gomez, who runs a collectibles business that bears his name, has been operating for a quarter-century, just like the Cubs Convention. He has manned his booth at the convention for at least 12 years.

"I've come down on my prices a little bit to aid the economy," Gomez said of a typical 10 percent cut. "But it hasn't had that big of an effect on the memorabilia business as people would think. I believed September 11 would hurt it, too, but it held up through that."

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