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The Legend of Gary Scott and Jay Johnstone's Headwear

Monday marked a first in the One Million Cubs Project. It was my first mailday that was packaged in a Sock Monkey box. Points for style. Inside, Adam from California sent 325 Cubs cards. A unique Ryne Sandberg awaited at the bottom of the box. How cool is this?! A framed 80’s oddball Sandberg alongContinue reading “The Legend of Gary Scott and Jay Johnstone's Headwear”

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One Million Cubs Project Organization Update

Recently I laid out an organizational plan for the One Million Cubs Project. My wife was in Florida all last week giving me ample baseball card time. After dozens of trades I had fallen a bit behind on sorting and was running low on a handful of teams. After several days of sorting I amContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Organization Update”

One Million Cubs Project Adds More Than 5,000 Cards This Week

Through nine trades and two purchases, the One Million Cubs Project added 5,526 cards to the collection this week. It only took four days to reach that number after coming home to an empty mailbox Monday and Tuesday. Four packages from three traders arrived on Wednesday for a daily total of 1,899 cards. A bulkContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Adds More Than 5,000 Cards This Week”

Vintage, Tobacco, Kris Bryant and a Coozie

Paul recently reached out via email with a small lot of Cubs to trade. The package arrived today as part of a triple Mailday. Quite an impressive package. I was happy before I even reached the Cubs cards. Paul had a plastic case of Cubs cards protected by a can coozie. I love can cooziesContinue reading “Vintage, Tobacco, Kris Bryant and a Coozie”

Hot Hittin Javier Baez and What MVP Did Trevor Cahill Win

Javier Baez has been in the news this week surrounding his hot bat. The bat that smacked four home runs in two games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the same bat that he flipped after a pop fly. The bat flip drew criticism from Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. “You watch their kid flip that batContinue reading “Hot Hittin Javier Baez and What MVP Did Trevor Cahill Win”

A Fleeting Life – The Wayne Weinheimer Story

Minor league team sets are largely ignored in the baseball card hobby. It’s a niche subject that can be had for pennies on the dollar save for the rare sets or those featuring Hall of Famers. So often you can flip through a team set of 30 cards and recognize only a couple names. GoContinue reading “A Fleeting Life – The Wayne Weinheimer Story”

Willy, Javy, Rizzo, Ryno, and the Hoarding of a Former Cubs Prospect

Wednesday saw a pile of boxes on my counter as part of a triple mailday. Yesterday, I wrote about the nearly 2,000 cards that came from Vern in New York. Another trade that was conducted on Twitter was from Chuck in Ohio. Chuck sent over a nice mix of 76 Cubs cards which included quiteContinue reading “Willy, Javy, Rizzo, Ryno, and the Hoarding of a Former Cubs Prospect”

Bulk Trade Brings In Some Oddballs

After three days of an empty mailbox, Wednesday brought in three packages for a total of 1,899 Cubs baseball cards. Vern in New York sent 1,665 of the cards that added a few new ones to the collection in return for a box of New York Yankees. Among the cards were a couple of GregContinue reading “Bulk Trade Brings In Some Oddballs”

Boxes or Binders: The Great Debate

An empty mailbox welcomed me home for the third straight day. With some incoming trades and one purchase in transit, the end of the week should be some healthy mail days. So without any new cards to show off, I’ll build off my blog from yesterday I ventured to the local card shop to buyContinue reading “Boxes or Binders: The Great Debate”

Sunday Funday at the Local Card Shop

Since moving to Madison, Wisconsin nearly four years ago my card collecting hobby went from casual to hoarding. In a strange city with plenty of free time I jumped back in the hobby with weekly trips to Target for retail blaster boxes. Then Craigslist browsing for bigger collections. Not only did I have more retailContinue reading “Sunday Funday at the Local Card Shop”