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Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/18/1989

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 – 2/18/1989”

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Reliving Your Childhood Through Classic Video Games

Occasionally, this blog takes a different turn from its objective: Chicago Cubs baseball cards. I’ve blogged about Pearl Jam, a Smashing Pumpkins concert, and my trip to Italy. Video games are a perfect link to reliving our childhood. Especially, if you grew up and matured on the same timeline as video games. My first memoryContinue reading “Reliving Your Childhood Through Classic Video Games”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/17/1989

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 – 2/17/1989”

Cubs From Bob at Sports Collectors Daily

Last month, Bob D’Angelo from Sports Collectors Daily reached out wanting to do an article on the One Million Cubs Project. We had about a 45-minute conversation on the hobby, and Cubs cards. It was a great article, that you can find HERE. Bob was gracious enough to help with the cause and a packageContinue reading “Cubs From Bob at Sports Collectors Daily”

Boys of Zimmer – 30th Anniversary Series – 2/16/1989

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 – 2/16/1989”

Friday's Mailday Is a NAFTA Soler Special

What is NAFTA? Well, it’s the North American Free Trade Agreement established in 1994 to eliminate barriers to trade in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. But, we’re not talking about that NAFTA. In the baseball world, Glen Landgren of Connecticut has established NAFTA…also the North American Free Trade Agreement. Basically it’s a blind tradeContinue reading “Friday's Mailday Is a NAFTA Soler Special”

Coach Ripley in Florida Brings the (Kerry) Wood

Coach Ripley down in Palm Coast, Florida sent a package of 42 Cubs cards that arrived Thursday. I’m jealous. I was a couple days late getting the package from my PO Box because Mother Nature dumped nearly a foot of snow on us this week. That coupled with high winds, me and my snowblower gotContinue reading “Coach Ripley in Florida Brings the (Kerry) Wood”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/15/1989

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 – 2/15/1989”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/14/1989

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 – 2/14/1989”

Raiderjoe Box Brings Back Jackie Davidson Memories

Wednesday broke a several day string of empty mailboxes. Raiderjoe from New Jersey came through with a box of 400 Cubs. His package had Cubs split from all sorts of decades with the earliest card a 1961 Topps Joe Schaffernoth. The 1961 season was Joe’s last in the major leagues splitting time with the CubsContinue reading “Raiderjoe Box Brings Back Jackie Davidson Memories”