Described as a loving Father, a go-getter, a kind individual, accomplished photographer, and just maybe, the St. Louis Cardinals biggest fan. We are happy this Vendor is a part of the River City Family. Meet Bryan Harper- 7BH5.
RC: What activity are you looking forward to in the next few months, more than anything else?
BH: Oh gosh, (laughing) I would say the baseball playoffs. I have an opportunity for Cardinals tickets and World Series tickets. Also, the Twins birthdays are in October.
RC: You have twins; Matt and Kate.
BH: Yes, October is their birthday month. Matt wears a size large and Kate.... (laughing) No, Matt is my special needs boy. He works at Walmart and he is my partner. He is a good boy and he helps me out a lot. Kate is an 8th year Senior, just kidding, a Senior at O.S.U. and is majoring in Communications, and is Daddy's girl. Will is 26. He hasn't hit me up for money in a few years. Laughing. Will is a talented Artist. My one syllable name kids. (smiling)
RC: What is the longest line you have ever stood in?
BH: Every year, the Cardinals have a charity autograph session. It is line after line after line. Another time, I stood in one long line for a Play Station game. No Camping though. Even now that I have free time, I wouldn't do that again!
RC: What do you collect or have you collected in the past?
BH: Well, let's see....Since I have the world’s worst memory....I collected baseball cards as a kid, I like records, and I like knives. Knives are one thing that I buy for myself. Autographs and baseballs, mostly. I put them up thinking my kids will care someday... and they won't. (laughing)
RC: What is your favorite thing about River City Trading Post?
BH: (laughing) I like the dealers and people that work here. Everyone is helpful and kind. I enjoy visiting. I don't enjoy moving stuff around. (laughing) It's interesting to see what everyone else is buying and selling.
RC: In your opinion, what is the most beautiful man-made object in the world?
BH: I was just thinking about that the other day.
RC: You were??
BH: No! Good Lord! Make something up for me! (laughing)
RC: Do you have any advice for new dealers?
BH: Um, buy what you know. Work your booth. Don’t get stuck buying the same thing. I'll buy anything that I think will sell. I buy more “Man Stuff”.
RC: We hear you have been to the Antiques Road Show.
BH: Yes, I have been twice. Actually, that may have been the longest line. (laughing) It was interesting, especially in Tulsa. I saw a lot of people. My little league coach was there. The second time was in Shreveport, LA. I had an old homemade golf device from 30's. It wasn't worth anything.
RC: What is your favorite thing about Auctions?
BH: I just started going three or four months ago. My favorite thing is finding things for a low price and finding out what it is worth. You have more items at one location and unusual, different items. I go every Thursday and Saturday.
RC: Funniest experience at a sale?
BH: One sale, they had a free junk pile. There was a kitchen island that they said was broken. I took it home, put four screws in it and sold it for 150.00.
RC: Five things you can't live without:
BH: 1. The kids, of course. 2. Hamburgers 3. Baseball 4. Photography 5. River City Trading Post
RC: Favorite Childhood memory?
BH: Probably something that involved pain. My brother shot me with a BB Gun and also broke my collar bone. (laughing) No, we grew up a couple of blocks from the river before the trails. We rode bikes, had our BB Guns and had Sand Burr Wars. Oh my gosh, they hurt! Good Times back then.....you know?