Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series

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”

Slabbed Mark Prior, and a Numbered Javier Baez

Since Monday brought me ten packages, I didn’t expect to come home to a package in my mailbox on Tuesday, but I did. Steven in Connecticut sent 29 Cubs cards. On top was a graded Mark Prior rookie card. It’s a Beckett 8.5 of Prior’s 2001 Fleer Platinum. I always enjoy receiving graded cards inContinue reading “Slabbed Mark Prior, and a Numbered Javier Baez”

Boys of Zimmer: 30th Anniversary Series – 2/7/1989

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 – 2/7/1989”

Ten Box Monday Mailday Adds 3,200 Cubs Cards

A windfall of Cubs cards came raining down on Monday. More than 3,200 cards in ten packages arrived. Last week I set up a P.O. Box to avoid leaving multiple packages on my doorstep, and creating a daily burden for my mailman. There were five packages in my P.O. Box and another five at myContinue reading “Ten Box Monday Mailday Adds 3,200 Cubs Cards”

The Boys of Zimmer: 30 Year Anniversary Series – February 6, 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 “The Boys of Zimmer: 30 Year Anniversary Series – February 6, 1989”

The Boys of Zimmer: 30 Years Later – February 5, 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 “The Boys of Zimmer: 30 Years Later – February 5, 1989”

Pride of Taylorville, Illinois: Pat Perry

Today is the birthday of former Chicago Cubs pitcher Pat Perry. Perry was a member of the Cubs when I was a youngster first getting interested in baseball. He also hailed from my home state of Illinois, and I’ve always been enamored by big leaguers from the Land of Lincoln, especially “down state” cities andContinue reading “Pride of Taylorville, Illinois: Pat Perry”

The Polar Vortex Mail Stoppage Has Ended

Temperatures in Wisconsin dropped to thirty below zero, and wind chills dipped as low as -60. For two days, the Polar Vortex ravaged the midwest. It was so cold here in Madison, Wisconsin that not only were schools called off, but many businesses closed including McDonalds, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, among many others. Rain,Continue reading “The Polar Vortex Mail Stoppage Has Ended”

2019 Topps Chicago Cubs Review

As blogged previously, my Target had 2019 Topps in stock and I picked up five blaster boxes. I may venture out to pick up a hobby box this weekend. I’m always impressed with the cards upon release because it’s a sign of a new season. Even so, some cards I like and some I don’t.Continue reading “2019 Topps Chicago Cubs Review”