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An Ernie Banks Slab and Roosevelt Brown Autograph in a NAFTA Trade

NAFTA in the hobby world is an ongoing free trade agreement with @TheHobbySpyder. We have traded packages back and forth for well over a year. Let him know if you are interested in starting your own NAFTA swap. A total of 41 Cubs baseball cards were in this package. Cards included Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace,Continue reading “An Ernie Banks Slab and Roosevelt Brown Autograph in a NAFTA Trade”

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Random Act of Kindness and a Trip to the Card Shop

Last week brought in a few more Cubs maildays including a random act of kindness (RAK) from @gdubscards. I visited my local card shop, Jim’s Card Corner, on Saturday. Then, on Sunday I set up a table at a card show in Madison, Wisconsin. A plain white envelope (PWE) arrived from Tommy in Ohio. WeContinue reading “Random Act of Kindness and a Trip to the Card Shop”

Reviewing My Return to Setting Up at a Card Show

The last time I had a table set up at a card show my entire collection numbered less than 100,000 cards. That was in the spring of 2015 in Peoria, Illinois, and I made a good amount of money by selling a young Cubs prospect by the name of Kris Bryant. Fast forward five years andContinue reading “Reviewing My Return to Setting Up at a Card Show”

Hee Seop Choi Korean Baseball Card and More Cubs Customs

Another round of packages with Cubs baseball cards arrived early this week.  Last week I ordered several packs of custom cards I made up using the Rookies App. One of my favorite cards was of Cubs minor leaguer Zac Taylor – who reached out to me asking for a copy. ​​ So, I made aContinue reading “Hee Seop Choi Korean Baseball Card and More Cubs Customs”

One Million Cubs Project Week in Review

A couple of hefty maildays pushed my averages in the One Million Cubs Project upwards. My pace is trending to have my Cubs baseball card collection exceed 534,000 by year end.  The end of last week heading into the weekend brought in an additional 2,250 cards to give me an updated count of 410,328 CubsContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Week in Review”

Customs and Minor League Cards for Cubs Spring Training

Since I didn’t leave my house over the Super Bowl weekend, I had a pile up of mail on Monday. If you saw my Friday night tweets…let’s just say I indulged a bit too much. Those tweets I speak of are the karaoke videos I posted. Several of our couples friends did date night…wives wentContinue reading “Customs and Minor League Cards for Cubs Spring Training”

The Story of Jim Tracy’s Stolen Cubs Jersey

A great array of Cubs baseball cards were sent by Dominic, Ed, and Josh last week.  In other blog posts I have mentioned a regular trading partner I call “Oddball Eddie.” He is Ed from Baltimore and a member of the Old Baseball Cards Group. This group of collectors are awesome to trade with asContinue reading “The Story of Jim Tracy’s Stolen Cubs Jersey”