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Holy Javier Baez, Look at this Box of Cubs

A second trade package came from Ron in Maryland. We traded a few months back when I sent a box of Steelers (and had to finish the box with Yankees after I ran short on Steelers cards) to Ron. He’s a great trader, who also has a Sportlots store. Check it out. The box ofContinue reading “Holy Javier Baez, Look at this Box of Cubs”

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Flashing Back to the Cubs of your Childhood

Wednesday’s mail brought a box of Cubs from Matthew in Grand Rapids, MI. If you were a child of the 1980’s/early 1990’s like myself, this was a gold mine of Cubs cards. Two boxes were filled with Cubs cards from 1986 to 1992, all sorted by set, and even the big hitters were here. LikeContinue reading “Flashing Back to the Cubs of your Childhood”

Bowman Blasters and Topps Chrome Hangers Found in a Retail Honeyhole

Shopko is underrated when it comes to card selection. On one hand, the prices are steeper (blasters are $21.99 instead of $19.99), but you can find some gems that are long ago snatched up at the more trafficked retail card sellers (Target & Wal-Mart). With the David Bote hysteria I decided to check in toContinue reading “Bowman Blasters and Topps Chrome Hangers Found in a Retail Honeyhole”

Largest Amount of Cards Dealt in a Trade Nets a Number of Cubs Hits

The largest amount of cards was sent out last week in exchange for some Cubs cards. In total, probably 5,000 or more cards were shipped out. In return I gained 133 Cubs cards….but not just any Cubs cards. Look at the spread! Thanks to Cards From the Attic for the deal. He requested two largeContinue reading “Largest Amount of Cards Dealt in a Trade Nets a Number of Cubs Hits”

A Cubs Player Every Bote Should Like

I apologize. That will be the last pun I use for a blog headline. I hate puns, but I felt the need. In case you missed it, David Bote hit one of the most exciting home runs in recent Cubs history. A walk-off grand slam on national television on a two-strike pitch with two outs.Continue reading “A Cubs Player Every Bote Should Like”

Vance Law and Nearly 1,300 Cubs Cards Added Saturday

Saturday August 11 was National Baseball Card Day. Unfortunately, I just didn’t have time to make it to my local card shop to celebrate. My mom was in town and we headed down to the University of Wisconsin union for a couple beers. Two packages arrived Saturday totaling almost 1,300 cards. A flat rate boxContinue reading “Vance Law and Nearly 1,300 Cubs Cards Added Saturday”

Hard to Find Javier Baez and a Twitter Trade

Three small packages came in the mail Friday. One bubble mailer arrived that I had to do some digging before realizing who sent it. The package arrived from Fred via twitter trade. I’ll be sending him a bunch of needs from his Allen & Ginter want lists. It’s a nice mix including an Erich UelmanContinue reading “Hard to Find Javier Baez and a Twitter Trade”

Playing End of the Week Catch Up

I woke up early this Friday morning to play some Cubs cards catch up. Two weeks ago I made a purchase off the Blowout Forums for about 500 Cubs star cards, rookies, parallels, autographs, and relics. You can see the hits in this video. Along with the hits, the seller threw in a flat rateContinue reading “Playing End of the Week Catch Up”

2018 Topps Big League, Stadium Club, and Diamond Kings Cubs

One package arrived in my mailbox on Tuesday. It was from John in New Jersey, and was the second package in our current trade. I’ll be working on a return package this weekend. As I tore into the BCW 400-count box, it was a potpourri of Cubs cards as far back as the 1970’s allContinue reading “2018 Topps Big League, Stadium Club, and Diamond Kings Cubs”

8-8-88: The Night the Lights Went on in Wrigley

Thirty years. Hard to believe it’s already been thirty years since the first night game at Wrigley Field. It was memorialized in the 1989 Score set with this beauty of a card. Just a couple months after my sixth birthday, I was a young Cubs “fan.” While I rooted for the Cubs, my sporting interestsContinue reading “8-8-88: The Night the Lights Went on in Wrigley”