Monday Mailday Features Some Cubs Oddballs

Monday’s mailday brought 1,216 more Cubs cards to the One Million Cubs Project. I’m going to be much better at updating totals on a daily and weekly basis. I love numbers and since its going to take awhile to get an accurate total count of my Cubs collection, this is the next best thing. ThisContinue reading “Monday Mailday Features Some Cubs Oddballs”

Random Musings On a Tuesday Afternoon

Hello, friends. My apologies for the lack of updates recently. I awoke Sunday morning to a sore throat and completely void of any energy. In fact, much of Sunday was spent on the couch, though I did get several monster boxes picked a part. Monday brought with it another day of feeling slightly miserable, butContinue reading “Random Musings On a Tuesday Afternoon”

Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects From 35 Years Ago In Baseball Cards

Baseball America began their organizational top 10 rankings in 1983. Thirty-five years ago. Can it really be that long ago since 1983? Prospects have always fascinated me since discovering that 1989 Topps Ty Griffin future stars card as a seven year old. There may be nothing better in baseball, in my eyes, as combing throughContinue reading “Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects From 35 Years Ago In Baseball Cards”

Gypsy Oak Custom Cubs Cards Mailday

Three packages welcomed me home today. A total of 522 Cubs cards were added to the One Million Cubs Project. The best package was an envelope containing 10 custom cards. Gypsy Oak reached out to me via direct message on Twitter last week and said he had some cards to send me. I have beenContinue reading “Gypsy Oak Custom Cubs Cards Mailday”

Not Just Another 1981 Topps Cubs Future Stars Card

Rare and unique items are a favorite in my collection. I also like items that make for a good story. My “Ball Wall” has dozens upon dozens of stories. One major reason for that is autographs are personal. Only a few of my autographed baseballs are purchased, so each one of them typically has aContinue reading “Not Just Another 1981 Topps Cubs Future Stars Card”

Rick Reuschel, Parallels, and Sandberg's Galore

After celebrating President’s Day, or favorite mail deliverers were back delivering our baseball card goodies across America. It was a “Two For Tuesday” in my mailbox, and today I’ll highlight my box of Cubbies from Shane. Shane has been pulling out Cubs for me and his box arrived full of new Cubs (459 to beContinue reading “Rick Reuschel, Parallels, and Sandberg's Galore”

Previewing The 2018 Topps Heritage Cubs Checklist

Today marked Checklist Release Day for 2018 Topps Heritage, which will be out this time next week (February 28). Heritage has quickly become my favorite release of the year due to the variety of parallels, relics, and autographs that it delivers. The product does not deliver many autographs (an average of 2-3 per case, butContinue reading “Previewing The 2018 Topps Heritage Cubs Checklist”

No Mail Monday: One Million Cubs Project Update

This blog comes a day late and several hundred thousand Cubs cards short of a million. Monday presented us with empty mailboxes due to President’s Day. The holiday also gave me an extra day to play catch up, but not enough time to write about it. So here we go. Three trade packages were packedContinue reading “No Mail Monday: One Million Cubs Project Update”

Mailday Saturday: Pre-Rookie Ryne Sandberg

Throughout the years I have had many Cubs cards on my want list. Last week, one set was scratched off that list when I acquired a sealed complete set of 1990 Topps TV. This week, another card has been crossed off that want list, but this one will not count toward the One Million CubsContinue reading “Mailday Saturday: Pre-Rookie Ryne Sandberg”

1990 Topps TV Chicago Cubs Review

Two weeks ago I posted about my steal of a deal on EBay acquiring a sealed complete set of 1990 Topps TV Chicago Cubs. That eBay purchase was about as perfect timing as one can get after a random search. An email that morning offered 8% eBay bucks for a limited time and my eyesContinue reading “1990 Topps TV Chicago Cubs Review”