Cubs Collectors Helping Cubs Collectors

Andrew in Oregon is a Cubs fan and an Oakland Athletics fan. We made a flat rate box deal last week that saw him give up some beloved Cubs cards, while I happily sent off some A’s cards.


Nico Hoerner is one of Andrew’s PC players and I have acquired many Hoerner Topps rookie cards in other trades. I felt it only fair for me to give up some Nico Hoerner rookies for his kindness to let go of Cubs cards himself.

And would you look at this?!? Not only did he send a Hoerner minor league card with the Eugene Emeralds…it’s a complete unopened team set. Along with the Hoerner-featured 2018 Emeralds, he sent me the 2016 and 2017 Emeralds team sets.

He also included a Eugene Emeralds pin.

One guy in the Cubs organization I have been rooting for is Donnie Dewees. He was the Cubs’ second round draft pick in 2015 and was later traded to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for pitcher Alec Mills.


That has been a good trade as Mills has been a very nice addition when the team need a spot start. And, Dewees was traded back to the Cubs and played in Triple-A Iowa last season. Dewees signed a baseball for me through the mail in his first stint with the Cubs. Here is a 2017 Bowman yellow parallel.

Very cool image here on Victor Caratini’s 2019 Topps card. It’s Caratini applying a tag to former Cubs centerfielder Dexter Fowler.


Have I told you lately how much I love the rainbow foil cards?

This Sammy Sosa 1999 HoloGrFX card is putting me in a trance.

Topps Gold Label is a neat product. This is the 2017 version and this is a Class 1 Ernie Banks.

More Ernie!


From 2018 Topps Archives this purple parallel is numbered 39/175.

This is a fun card! A 2009 Goudey Heads Up Derrek Lee.


I love all of the trivia nuggets on the front of the card reminiscent of VH1’s Pop Up Video…baseball card edition.

Coolest card of the box? Gotta be Mike Morgan. Really you say?

Check it out. Ace! Silver! This card is a beauty. I said out loud, “Really?!?” when I looked at the back and saw this card is from 1992 Score Select.


An autograph here from Cole Liniak. It’s from 1999 Skybox.

And a low serial number of Mike Olt. The 2013 Panini Prizm is numbered 29/60.

Olt was one of few prospects during this time that didn’t contribute much at the big league level for the Cubs. He was the centerpiece of the 2013 trade that sent Matt Garza from Chicago to the Texas Rangers. The other two players sent to the Cubs were Carl Edwards Jr. and Justin Grimm. Neil Ramirez was the player to be named later coming to Chicago.

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