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Cubs Packages From Michigan and Pennsylvania Push One Million Cubs Project Over 150,000 Cards

Two Flat Rate envelopes arrived Tuesday with a box of Cubs cards in each. Jason from Pennsylvania sent 391 cards and Matthew from Michigan sent 230 Cubs cards. In my third trade with Jason, I added nine more Javier Baez cards to the collection. Baez is my number one player collection within the project. FiveContinue reading “Cubs Packages From Michigan and Pennsylvania Push One Million Cubs Project Over 150,000 Cards”

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Topps Archives Tuesday

Over the weekend I went O-fer in searching for more Topps Archives retail. So, I searched online and found a deal on the Wal-Mart website. They were selling blasters for about $18 per box. I bought a dozen blasters and was surprised they would be delivered on Tuesday. Normally, I dislike buying cards like thisContinue reading “Topps Archives Tuesday”

One Million Cubs Project Is Getting Organized

Since I began the endeavor to collect one million Cubs baseball cards, organization was an afterthought. Initially, I was entering each card from the collection into a spreadsheet. After one month and only 10,000 cards entered I felt it was not something to focus on. Over the next couple months I had no idea howContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Is Getting Organized”

A Last Minute Trip to the Card Show and a Bag Full of Cubbies

Sunday morning was spent fulfilling more eBay and Sportlots orders, as well as sorting cards to complete a couple outstanding trades. Suddenly, a light bulb went off. I wonder if there’s a card show in Madison today? I went to the Beckett card show calendar, and lo and behold, the Clarion hotel was the siteContinue reading “A Last Minute Trip to the Card Show and a Bag Full of Cubbies”

Topps New Era Cards, a David Bote Walk Off and an Earl Cunningham Autograph

Friday was quite the day. Last week my wife and I were sitting outside and she mentioned I had not gone to a Cubs game this year. Summer is winding down, and much of September will be spent in Italy. Time is running out. I’ve always wanted to take a day off from work andContinue reading “Topps New Era Cards, a David Bote Walk Off and an Earl Cunningham Autograph”

A Flood and Some Retail Baseball Cards

Fortunately the flood and baseball cards are mutually exclusive in this case. We received 15 inches of rain in a 24-hour period on Tuesday. My mailbox was empty on Tuesday, which was a good thing as Tuesday evening was a bit busy scooping up my mother-in-law’s flooded basement. Our house is on high enough landContinue reading “A Flood and Some Retail Baseball Cards”

Cubs Parallels Abound in Monday's Mailday

Monday’s mail brings in 53 more Cubs cards to the collection thanks to Opening Day Sportscards. This is our second trade, and I’ll be returning a package of Phillies. This trade package including a bunch of 2018 cards. I need to start off with the Javy Baez. Two more 2018 Bowman Platinum added to theContinue reading “Cubs Parallels Abound in Monday's Mailday”

Vance Law Sends Some Cubs Autographs

Last week I found Vance Law had a twitter feed. I mentioned him in a recent post, and he reached out and sent me a message. Law was one of my favorite Cubs players, but didn’t spend too much time with the team. He played in 281 games with the Chicago Cubs in 1988 andContinue reading “Vance Law Sends Some Cubs Autographs”

Pearl Jam Adds Some Cubs to the Collection

Pearl Jam is my all time favorite band. Wrigley Field is my all time favorite place on Earth. Those worlds collided Saturday. Pearl Jam played their first of two concerts Saturday night, and this was my second time seeing them play Wrigley. It was an amazing show, and the band played my favorite song earlyContinue reading “Pearl Jam Adds Some Cubs to the Collection”

Topps Archives Hits Retail Shelves – Cubs Review

Wednesday marked the release of 2018 Topps Archives…sort of. Retail outlets received Archives this week, but the hobby boxes will not be out for another month. I find this very odd, and would be a bit upset if I was a hobby box/case buyer. More on the hobby/retail debate. Retail gets a bad rap, andContinue reading “Topps Archives Hits Retail Shelves – Cubs Review”