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Behind the Scenes of the Lee Elia Rant by Former Cubs PR Director Bob Ibach

Today marks the 37th anniversary of the infamous Lee Elia tirade. After a Cubs loss early in the 1983 season, Elia went off when talking with reporters. One of them recorded it, and in the end there were just as many F-bombs dropped by the Chicago Cubs manager as years that have passed since thatContinue reading “Behind the Scenes of the Lee Elia Rant by Former Cubs PR Director Bob Ibach”

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Twenty Chicago Cubs Autographs For a Couple White Sox

Lennon reached out last week offering up twenty Chicago Cubs autographed baseball cards. I’m a sucker for autographs, and twenty of them really turned me on to a trade. He said he was interested in a signed 1986 Topps Traded Bobby Bonilla rookie card. This was tough for me because, despite being a White SoxContinue reading “Twenty Chicago Cubs Autographs For a Couple White Sox”

Mailday – The Urgency Opening a Letter From a Law Firm

Urgency opening packages has not been my forte in the One Million Cubs Project. In fact, I still have packages unopened from four days ago. However, one day last week an envelope inside my mailbox piqued my interest. One of those letters that makes you a bit nervous. Is it my guilty conscience thinking theContinue reading “Mailday – The Urgency Opening a Letter From a Law Firm”

Broadcasting Memories with Derek Jeter, Steven Jackson and Joe Tait

Something I wanted to use the extra time during shelter in place due to COVID19 was to dabble in the podcasting arena. Surprisingly, I really have not had much interest in podcasting despite sports broadcasting being my career for more than a decade. I didn’t want to do a baseball card podcast, but thought ofContinue reading “Broadcasting Memories with Derek Jeter, Steven Jackson and Joe Tait”

Nico Hoerner Rookies and a Vintage Ernie Banks

Three more packages arrived in this Mailday originating from Colorado, Washington, and Connecticut. Josh in Washington state has been a regular trader. His daughter enjoys pulling Cubs cards and I have sent some female athlete trading cards backs their way. He’s also a big through the mail autograph collector and has shared some of hisContinue reading “Nico Hoerner Rookies and a Vintage Ernie Banks”

What’s Coming to the One Million Cubs Project

Heading into 2020 I published my annual goals for the One Million Cubs Project. Well, things have certainly changed in the past four months. With a lot more time on my hands, I’ve been able to catch up on a lot of things hobby related. TradingMy goal for 2020 was to do less trading, butContinue reading “What’s Coming to the One Million Cubs Project”

Reviewing the Wal-Mart 50-Pack Bundles for $20

The baseball card buzz heading into 2019 was a sale at Walmart.com. I was first alerted to this deal on the Blowout Forums. Wal-Mart was selling 50 PACKS of baseball cards for only $20. Sounds too good to be true, right? No, it was legit. To me it did sound too good to be trueContinue reading “Reviewing the Wal-Mart 50-Pack Bundles for $20”

PWE Maildays Include Topps Utz and a Javier Baez 1st Bowman

Maildays mean a lot more these days. The COVID19 “Shelter In Place” order for Wisconsin has been in effect for a couple weeks. Today, April 16, our governor has extended the order to May 26. It’s something I fully expected to happen because of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. As soon as the order isContinue reading “PWE Maildays Include Topps Utz and a Javier Baez 1st Bowman”

Cheap Medium Flat Rate Boxes of Baseball Cards For Sale

As I look to purge a part of my roughly two million trading cards, I have been selling medium flat rate boxes filled with baseball cards. The cards are all randomly pulled, but a range of years will be included mostly from 1980 to 2019. Each box contains approximately 2,500 cards that will include rookies,Continue reading “Cheap Medium Flat Rate Boxes of Baseball Cards For Sale”