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Christmas Week Cubs Maildays

Holidays always sneak up on me, even though I see them coming on the calendar. “I’m gonna get this done, do this, and this, and that,” are thoughts as a holiday approaches. It was all the same as Christmas came and went. Having both Christmas Eve and Christmas day off work, there were several hobby-relatedContinue reading “Christmas Week Cubs Maildays”

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What is the Flip Life, and Why Is It Taking Off?

“You’re such a shyster.” A remark by my friend and best man, Scott, at my bachelor party while having a beer at the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern outside Wrigley Field in the summer of 2017. He didn’t actually mean I was being fraudulent or deceptive, which are words used in the definition of shyster. Rather, heContinue reading “What is the Flip Life, and Why Is It Taking Off?”

Santa Brought Some Cubs Baseball Cards on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! Did Santa bring any baseball cards for you this year? I’ve been getting baseball cards under my tree (or in my stocking) since 1989. My mom would always stuff my stocking with packs of cards during the years I didn’t collect. I always opened them, and would stash them away in boxes onlyContinue reading “Santa Brought Some Cubs Baseball Cards on Christmas Day”

Cubs Minor League Baseball Card Hits from Shane

Throughout the year, Shane in Massachusetts has been stacking up Cubs baseball cards for me. Additionally, I made a call out a few months ago I was in need of Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, and Washington Nationals baseball cards to fulfill other bulk team trades. Shane came through with all of the above. A largeContinue reading “Cubs Minor League Baseball Card Hits from Shane”

Baseball Card Art by Matthew Lee Rosen is a Home Run

Baseball cards are art combining design and photography. And then there is Baseball Card Art. Matthew Lee Rosen, an artist and proud Chicago Cubs season ticket holder, has combined his artistic talents with baseball cards. The end result is a home run for baseball fans, baseball card collectors, and art lovers alike. When I readContinue reading “Baseball Card Art by Matthew Lee Rosen is a Home Run”

Kris Bryant Topps Short Print and a Couple New Sammy Sosa Cards

About 600 baseball cards arrived in my latest mailday, but only half of that total are Chicago Cubs cards. The other half were Colorado Rockies baseball cards. My trading buddy Matthew in Michigan sent over a box filled with Colorado Rockies cards along with a few Cubs cards. The Rockies are a team that IContinue reading “Kris Bryant Topps Short Print and a Couple New Sammy Sosa Cards”

Chicago Cubs Jersey Relics And Serial Numbers In This Mailday

The year is winding down and a surprise box showed up in my mailbox from New York. Tom sends some great packages and once again some dynamite Cubs baseball cards were inside. While Panini isn’t one of my favorite products, I have to admit some of their cards are really good looking. One card inContinue reading “Chicago Cubs Jersey Relics And Serial Numbers In This Mailday”

Week In Review: Korean Cardboard, Kris Bryant’s and More

The week got away from me, which is typical for this time of year. There are a few times each year that my Cubs baseball card collecting and trading takes a back seat as other things in life come to the forefront. Trades have been a priority in 2019 for the One Million Cubs Project.Continue reading “Week In Review: Korean Cardboard, Kris Bryant’s and More”

Does the Term Bowman Paper Annoy You?

Yasharkbos came through with another box of Cubs baseball cards. Check Yasharkbos out on Twitter, they are a great follow. Let’s take a look inside… Always love the Javier Baez cards. Because I don’t have my collection organized, I don’t really have an idea of which cards I actually don’t have. However, I do knowContinue reading “Does the Term Bowman Paper Annoy You?”