Custom Cubs Cards Courtesy of Rookies App

Until 2014, I was an Android user. The iPhone had tempted me, but enough to take the plunge. I used Mac computers for three years at my previous job and never did get used to their quirks. That was a big reason why I stuck with Android. Then the Rookies App drew my attention. ForContinue reading “Custom Cubs Cards Courtesy of Rookies App”

2018 Topps Checklist Released, Chicago Cubs Images Inside

Topps announced its 2018 checklist this week. As expected, many Chicago Cubs cards are among those in the series 1 checklist. The flagship series 1 product is due to release on January 31. Exciting for Cubs collectors is a retail exclusive Kris Bryant subset. The 30-card highlights set will only be included in the Wal-MartContinue reading “2018 Topps Checklist Released, Chicago Cubs Images Inside”

One Great Trade Nets Autographs, Refractors, and Topps Now Cubs Cards

Preserve the Hobby has outdone himself. After an initial 100-Card trade, we upped our swap to include 250 cards. I traded 250 Mets and Pirates for 250 Cubs. Our initial trade left me feeling that I didn’t send enough, so I upped my ante in our second deal. So did he! The cards came packedContinue reading “One Great Trade Nets Autographs, Refractors, and Topps Now Cubs Cards”

Oddball Cubs Cards and 32 More Ryne Sandberg's

Another box of Cubs came Friday. This package from Ed out in Baltimore. Our trade was consummated on Facebook group Keep It Real and involved a swap of Orioles for 432 Cubs. This was a completely blind trade, which can be fun. When conducting these blind bulk team-for-team trades I set my expectations low. IfContinue reading “Oddball Cubs Cards and 32 More Ryne Sandberg's”

Why A Jersey Boy Rooted For Scott Sanderson

Heathcliff Slocumb, Amaury Telemaco, Scott Sanderson. What do these three former Chicago Cubs have in common? They were all favorites of mine growing up as a Cubs fan. For Slocumb and Telemaco it was easy. Those were great names. Why Scott Sanderson? He had a long career in Major League Baseball and was a topContinue reading “Why A Jersey Boy Rooted For Scott Sanderson”

Steve Trout Pizza Party and a Stack of Scott Sanderson

As I catch up on trade reviews, tonight’s review came via a Twitter trade more than a week ago. This one was brokered by Tony Burbs (@rosterjenga) as he tweeted at me that @mjpmke was looking to unload about 800 Cubs cards. Matthew and I began exchanging direct messages and a trade was set. IContinue reading “Steve Trout Pizza Party and a Stack of Scott Sanderson”

Bonnie Hunt and Lou Brock and 494 More Chicago Cubs Cards

Tonight’s trade review comes courtesy of Brannon via Facebook group Keep It Real. Brannon and I also did a swap in 2014. We exchanged 496 Atlanta Braves cards for Chicago Cubs. In this box came five Javier Baez cards. And how about the “Ryno Count?” There are 17 Ryne Sandberg cards here. Much to myContinue reading “Bonnie Hunt and Lou Brock and 494 More Chicago Cubs Cards”

My Season With Javier Baez and the 2012 Peoria Chiefs

Today’s mailbox gift was a 2012 Peoria Chiefs minor league baseball card set. The 31-card set printed by MultiAd Sports was purchased on eBay for $10.58 shipped. It was purchased with part of my Christmas eBay gift card. In collecting one million Chicago Cubs baseball cards, minor league issues and team sets will be aContinue reading “My Season With Javier Baez and the 2012 Peoria Chiefs”

Trade Review: Another 364 Chicago Cubs Cards Courtesy of a Twitter Trade

Check off another succesful Twitter trade. The baseball card community on Twitter has been tremendous and will be an asset to collect one million Cubs cards. Andrew Armstrong reached out for a trade and we agreed upon a swap of roughly 400 cards. I sent off a box of Detroit Tigers and a handful ofContinue reading “Trade Review: Another 364 Chicago Cubs Cards Courtesy of a Twitter Trade”

Woody's Winter Warmup With Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and a Cast of Cubs

The Wood Family Foundation has been hosting Woody’s Winter Warmup since 2012. The charity event has been held at Harry Caray’s at both Navy Pier and Watertower Place in its seven years. Kerry Wood has been presenting this event on the first night of the Cubs Convention and boasts a literal all-star lineup of currentContinue reading “Woody's Winter Warmup With Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and a Cast of Cubs”