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The Strangest Trade In the One Million Cubs Project

This is a 41-year old stick of gum… Stuck to the back of a 1978 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band trading card. It looks disgusting. So disgusting in fact that I shared a photo of this sickly piece of gum stuck to a card on Twitter. It didn’t take long for someone to expressContinue reading “The Strangest Trade In the One Million Cubs Project”

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Mailday from Barry and Pokey

Friday saw two packages of Cubs cards arrive. One via trade with Barry, and other Mailday via goodwill from Pokey the Brave. Both are from twitter. One tweeter reached out asking if I would be interested in buying a lot of Cubs cards. I politely declined as I am fairly picky on which Cubs cardsContinue reading “Mailday from Barry and Pokey”

Cubs Autograph for Cubs Autograph Trade

In the past week I’ve shipped out THREE Cubs cards in trades. What’s wrong with me? Well, I traded a 1988 Topps Traded Mark Grace rookie for a stack of Cubs. Also this week I sent off a 1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg rookie card for 227 Cubs cards. Trade a Cubs autograph? Would I everContinue reading “Cubs Autograph for Cubs Autograph Trade”

Bowman Baseball Cards: Retail vs Hobby

There are factions within the card collecting hobby that stick their noses in the air in regards to retail baseball packs and boxes. Others love retail, whether out of convenience or affordability. I love both. When it comes to most releases, I side with hobby (Topps Series 1, Topps Heritage, Allen & Ginter for example).Continue reading “Bowman Baseball Cards: Retail vs Hobby”

Autographs, Relics, and Colors from New York

Tom in New York sent another awesome box of Cubs that arrived on Tuesday. For his Cubs-morning efforts I’ll eventually find some stuff for his PC – stamp and coin cards found in Topps Heritage. Two mini cards grabbed my attention. One of Ernie Banks as a Negro Leaguer, and the other of “The Rifleman”Continue reading “Autographs, Relics, and Colors from New York”

The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft: A WAR Redraft

It’s been 10 years since the Washington Nationals made Stephen Strasburg the number one overall pick. It was a no-brainer in 2009. But, 10 years later is it still a no-brainer? Well, Strasburg is one of the best starting pitchers in baseball. There’s another guy that was drafted in 2009 that has become the faceContinue reading “The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft: A WAR Redraft”

Mega Hits in My 2019 Bowman Cubs Break

Aside from my retail Bowman blasters and value packs, I bought into a pick your team (Cubs, obviously) online break with Bomber Breaks. I was the high bidder on their eBay auction and paid right at $50 shipped. I went this route because most breakers do not ship base, and since I’m a volume collectorContinue reading “Mega Hits in My 2019 Bowman Cubs Break”