Mark your calendars for Mom's Trash Can (MTC) Trading Card Show, coming to Pearson Baptist Church in Pearl this month. On Saturday, August 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., trading card collectors may browse through hundreds of cards, from Magic Johnson to Magic:
The Gathering. According to MTC, these collectables are “garnering record prices and have become investment assets like stocks, precious metals, etc. If you have a long-forgotten stash sitting in the attic or closet, bring them out and let one of the many vendors in attendance evaluate them for you. Or if you want to get started, come out and find your favorite player, team, celebrity or card game. Pearson Baptist Fellowship Hall beside Sonic in Pearl. Free Admission!”
This is the first trading card show hosted by MTC. In the past, MTC has held swap meets and toy shows, including River City Toy Fest that took place in Vicksburg July 17. They also held Mississippi's largest vintage and modern toy and collectibles show, MS ToyCon. Each event was a success in its own right, with 250 to 400 persons attending the swap meets, over 1,000 collectors attending the 2020 MS ToyCon and over 500 at River City Toy Fest.
Vendors currently registered for the show will have the following items available for purchase: traditional sports cards (baseball, basketball, football); "other" sports cards (wrestling, golf, racing, etc.); non-sports cards (pop culture properties, movies, television, etc.); gaming cards (Pokeman, Digimon, Magic: The Gathering, etc.); comic books and video games as well as sports memorabilia and other collectibles. MTC continues to accept vendor applications for the event, however, space is limited.
Mom's Trash Can came into existence on Father's Day weekend 2018, at a Hot Wheels collectors event held at the Flowood Target. Rankin County residents, Neal Bumpus, Lowell Poe, and a few other local collectors, discussed holding regular trade meetings. The first meeting followed shortly after, on August 11, 2018, at K&W Garage in downtown Jackson. The organization’s primary aim is a dedication to the “collection of toys and other cool things kids used to have that ended up in the bottom of Mom's trash can once they became teenagers or moved out.”
Bumpus came up with the name based on the fact that “what has made vintage toys and collectibles valuable is that most were discarded after use. Almost every kid of the '60s-'70s-'80s has a story of their mom throwing away all their toys, comic books, etc. or giving them all to relatives or donating them or selling them at a garage sale. “
Pearson Baptist Church is located at 151 South Pearson Road in Pearl.
For more information about Mom's Trash Can, and upcoming events, contact email@example.com or visit them on their Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Save the Date: Mom’s Trash Can is hosting MS ToyCon, presented by Nerdvana Comics, Games, and Collectibles, on Saturday, October 2, at the Pearl Community Center. Information updates may be found at mstoycon.com.