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Catching Up After A Weekend Sickness

What a weekend. From the high of getting another truckload of cards from Shannon in Sterling, Illinois on Saturday and a dinner of Casey’s taco pizza, I was hit with the flu by noon Sunday. I was only able to get a couple of the dozens of monster boxes sorted, and I plan to doContinue reading “Catching Up After A Weekend Sickness”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/23/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/23/1989”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/22/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/22/1989”

Heavy Hitter Delivers the Bryant and Baez

Over the past couple weeks I’ve been digging through boxes to pull cards from various teams I am running low on for team trades. The sort is two-fold. It’s also a storage box consolidation effort to give me more empty monster boxes as I continue to organize my Cubs collection. Many boxes have been untouchedContinue reading “Heavy Hitter Delivers the Bryant and Baez”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/21/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/21/1989”

I Landed a 1954 Topps Ernie Banks….Reprint

Ian in Maryland sent a box of 299 Cubs cards that included a couple new to my collection. I’ll be shipping a box of Orioles his way. The number one card on my Cubs want list is a 1954 Topps Ernie Banks rookie card. Initially, I was waiting it out for one that meets myContinue reading “I Landed a 1954 Topps Ernie Banks….Reprint”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/20/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/20/1989”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/19/1989

While recently blogging about a random Cubs pitcher, Pat Perry, I became immersed in articles from 1988 and 1989. This is the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Cubs “Boys of Zimmer,” a team that reached the postseason after a five year hiatus. This daily series will look back at Chicago Tribune articles and columns fromContinue reading “Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/19/1989”

One Thousand Cubs Cards, But They Don't Count

Twitter is my go-to social media because it fits my undiagnosed A.D.D. tendencies. Since I can remember, I’ve often been told I’m random because I will start talking about the 1984 Chicago Cubs when a discussion is about the best Jim Carrey movie. If I’m sorting and come across a random 1982 Donruss card ofContinue reading “One Thousand Cubs Cards, But They Don't Count”