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Rediscovering the Happiness of a Hobby

Baseball card collecting. A phrase I say under my breath during introductory conversations with new friends. I own it, but I’m self aware of the stigma that baseball card collecting carries into adulthood. Non-collectors often reply, “they still make baseball cards?” Well, yeah. Just because you grew up doesn’t mean I have to. Baseball cardContinue reading “Rediscovering the Happiness of a Hobby”

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Oddballs and Autographs: Another Great Twitter Trade

Check off another fantastic return via Twitter trade. Plenty of oddballs and great Cubs cards from Jason (@realjtcarter). Inside the bubble mailer was a book. I have many, many books on baseball. Especially Chicago Cubs books. But…”The Cubs Fan’s Guide To Happiness,” is a new one for my library. Ironically, one of the Cubs jokesContinue reading “Oddballs and Autographs: Another Great Twitter Trade”

30 Years Later: 1988 Score Box Break

What a year we had in 1988. Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to a Super Bowl XXII victory while winning the game’s MVP. The end of 1988 saw the United States elect George H.W. Bush its 41st President. In between, we watched the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, and Winter Games inContinue reading “30 Years Later: 1988 Score Box Break”

One Player You Have Never Heard Of Defines My Baseball Card Collecting Childhood

Unless you were a baseball card prospector in 1990, or a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan the name Earl Cunningham most likely means nothing to you. Earl Cunningham defines my baseball card collecting childhood. The first Cubs prospect I sought was Ty Griffin, the team’s first round pick in 1988. Griffin was a standout at GeorgiaContinue reading “One Player You Have Never Heard Of Defines My Baseball Card Collecting Childhood”

Bulk Trade Brings In Over 1,600 Cubs Cards, Several New Additions

A filled up USPS flat rate box is a very welcoming site on my door step. On Friday, another one landed filled with Cubs baseball cards courtesy of Jenny in Minnesota, via Twitter trade. Over a week each of us sorted are cards to fill up a medium flat rate box. I sent out MinnesotaContinue reading “Bulk Trade Brings In Over 1,600 Cubs Cards, Several New Additions”

Behind The Scenes of the One Million Cubs Project

With approximately 1.5 million trading cards up for grabs, here’s an inside look at the One Million Cubs Project’s baseball card room (and closet). Still looking to trade baseball teams, football teams, and hockey teams for Chicago Cubs baseball cards. Send us an email at onemillioncubsproject@gmail.com and we can make a deal. Check out thisContinue reading “Behind The Scenes of the One Million Cubs Project”

The Tale of James Russell's Pants – A Chicago Cubs Trade Review

Another mailday brought two packages to my door. One small trade and one large trade. We will start small here with a trade that was drafted through email with Matt in Michigan. Matt sent 56 Cubs cards my way in exchange for 56 Detroit Tigers cards. The highlight here is my guy Javier Baez. IncludedContinue reading “The Tale of James Russell's Pants – A Chicago Cubs Trade Review”

Quality Trade Brings in a Certified Chicago Cubs Autograph

Most of the trades for the One Million Cubs Project will be quantity. Obviously, nearing just, “just,” 100,00 Cubs cards there is a long way to go to reach a million. So, those large bulk trades are needed in volume. Note: currently there are three 1,000-plus card swaps either in transit or in the comingContinue reading “Quality Trade Brings in a Certified Chicago Cubs Autograph”

Chicago Cubs Top Ten List – Latest Trade Review

Today’s trade review has a different format. It will be a top ten list of my favorite cards from this particular trade. Michael from Facebook was the trade partner here, and this was my first big snafu in a trade. We agreed to swap 184 Atlanta Braves for 184 Chicago Cubs cards. There was aContinue reading “Chicago Cubs Top Ten List – Latest Trade Review”

Latest Trade Nets 155 Cubs Cards With More Ryno's and Some 1970's

Another Twitter trade is in the books. This latest deal was with Kevin, @soldoutscandal. Our deal swapped 155 San Diego Padres cards for 155 Cubs cards. My package came on Monday and included 10 Ryne Sandberg cards for the “Ryno Count.” All of them are duplicates in my collection, but I do have a limitedContinue reading “Latest Trade Nets 155 Cubs Cards With More Ryno's and Some 1970's”