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Cubs Cards Upon My Return From Door County

Returns from vacation typically yield some full mailboxes, and that was the case again this past Monday. I spent a long weekend in Door County, Wisconsin. Door County is a peninsula that sits between Green Bay and Lake Michigan. It’s known for small towns, little shops, and picturesque scenery. And a restaurant that has goatsContinue reading “Cubs Cards Upon My Return From Door County”

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Serendipitous Hand Delivery of Vintage Cubs

Serendipitous was the term used when Bill Beck arrived on my doorstep at noon on Thursday August 16. Bill, from Alabama, hand delivered 55 vintage Chicago Cubs baseball cards that included the likes of Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, and Lou Brock. Many cards that were not already part of my Cubs collection. AContinue reading “Serendipitous Hand Delivery of Vintage Cubs”

Delaware Becomes the 42nd State To Send Cubs Cards in 2019

Before I left for a long weekend in Door County, Wisconsin, I checked my mailbox at the post office. It was pretty full with Cubs baseball card surprises! Cassa in Ohio sent a stack of nearly 100 Cubs cards. The pile ranged from some 80’s classics like Steve Trout, Thad Bosley, and Doug Dascenzo toContinue reading “Delaware Becomes the 42nd State To Send Cubs Cards in 2019”

Cubs Jenga and some Topps Living…I Mean Archives Rookies

My buddy Goalie in the Crease sent me another great box of Cubs goodies. Baseball cards and non-baseball card Cubs items. The flat rate box included some random Cubs items including something that really stuck out. Cubs Jenga! I’m not a big gamer (board games nor video games), but Jenga is a game I doContinue reading “Cubs Jenga and some Topps Living…I Mean Archives Rookies”

Bunch of Bryzzo Cubs Cards and An Uncle Duzie Memory

Happy Monday…four days late. Still in catch up mode as I’m behind on maildays. Two packages arrived from Ohio and California. Courtney sent a batch of forty Cubs baseball cards. We have swapped Cubs for Nationals several times now. This stack of Cubs included a bunch of Kris Bryant cards. There’s no Bryzzo without theContinue reading “Bunch of Bryzzo Cubs Cards and An Uncle Duzie Memory”

How Justin Grimm’s Wife Assisted With Getting His Autograph

(Justin and Gina Grimm – photo from Gina Grimm’s Twitter) Today is Justin Grimm’s 31st Birthday. Happy Birthday! Grimm pitched for the Cubs from 2013 to 2017, which included the magical 2016 World Series season. On July 22, 2013, the Cubs made a deal with the Texas Rangers ahead of the trade deadline. It wasContinue reading “How Justin Grimm’s Wife Assisted With Getting His Autograph”

Kris Bryant Purple, Andrew Cashner Auto, and 2019 Topps Chrome Colors

One package that came on Saturday was a trade that was planned for the National. As I blogged in my review, it can be really difficult to meet up with people as it’s a pretty overwhelming place. James in California shipped a package of 200 Cubs cards that included a stack of 1970’s Cubs baseballContinue reading “Kris Bryant Purple, Andrew Cashner Auto, and 2019 Topps Chrome Colors”

Rare Ben Zobrist and a Topps Now Birthday Cubs Baseball Card

A few great oddball Chicago Cubs baseball cards were delivered on Friday. Three packages altogether were in my mailbox. Thanks to my mom for looking out for Cubs baseball cards. She loves traveling to antique stores, which is probably where I developed my own love for antique stores and junk shops. Mom found some 1980’sContinue reading “Rare Ben Zobrist and a Topps Now Birthday Cubs Baseball Card”

Gem Mint 10 Ryne Sandberg Mailday

A pair of excellent trade packages came in on Thursday. My buddy in New York, Andrew, sent some sweet Cubs baseball cards. Andrew is a big Ryan McMahon collector, and you may remember him from Twitter as @NYHobbyClub. Andrew is no longer on Twitter, but still super collects McMahon. He reached out to me andContinue reading “Gem Mint 10 Ryne Sandberg Mailday”

Who I’m Buying and Who I’m Selling

A few months ago I tweeted what prospects I was buying, selling, and holding. I wanted to make it a weekly feature backed by numbers. The issue I had was that I’m not a true prospector. While I do keep tabs on the prospect market, I mainly pick up cheap base cards and autographs ofContinue reading “Who I’m Buying and Who I’m Selling”