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Cubs Convention 2018: Starting It Off With Bill Buckner and Ray Burris at Club 400

Club 400 is a magical place in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. As you drive into the neighborhood the outside looks unassuming. Visitors enter through a garage. It’s a garage. Simple, just like yours and mine. You walk into the mud room. Washer and dryer, just like yours and mine. And then…. You descend uponContinue reading “Cubs Convention 2018: Starting It Off With Bill Buckner and Ray Burris at Club 400”

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Happy Birthday to Dan Rohn, Traded from Cubs for one of the Greatest Baseball Names

Today is Dan Rohn’s 62nd birthday. Not to be confused with Dan Roan. The former played with the Chicago Cubs while the latter talks about the Chicago Cubs as a sports anchor for WGN-TV. Dan Rohn should also not be confused with Don Rohn of the 1984 Iowa Cubs as seen on this TCMA baseballContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Dan Rohn, Traded from Cubs for one of the Greatest Baseball Names”

Cubs Oddballs Galore: Trade Review

In the midst of packing for Cubs Convention 2018, I break for a trade review blog post. There were actually two packages in my mailbox today, and after this trade review there are four in the queue, and three more in the mail. This trade review comes courtesy of Cody Cutter (@codycutter35). Unfortunately, I haveContinue reading “Cubs Oddballs Galore: Trade Review”

Ryno, Sammy, The Hawk, and a Birthday Boy – Trade Review

Nothing came in the mail today, January 9, for the first time in several days. There are currently four trade packages on the way and a couple of eBay purchases. Tonight gives me a chance for another trade review to get caught up before the whirlwind that is Cubs Convention begins Thursday. Today’s trade reviewContinue reading “Ryno, Sammy, The Hawk, and a Birthday Boy – Trade Review”

Trade Review: First Pitch, Rediscover Topps, and Serial Numbers

The trades have been coming in hot and heavy over the last couple days. After this trade review, there are still three in the queue, as well as four trades in transit, or about to be in transit. Today’s review is a Yankees for Cubs swap with Chris from Facebook’s Keep It Real group. WeContinue reading “Trade Review: First Pitch, Rediscover Topps, and Serial Numbers”

Mailday: 1979 Sportscaster Rick Reuschel

The current state of acquiring Chicago Cubs baseball cards for the One Million Cubs Project is through trading. On occasion, I will buy some cards. There was a $25 EBay gift card in my stocking at Christmas, and I had a few EBay bucks to burn, so I went on a small shopping spree lastContinue reading “Mailday: 1979 Sportscaster Rick Reuschel”

Trade Me Your Chicago Cubs Baseball Cards

The goal to acquire one million Chicago Cubs baseball cards will not be reached without your help. I need your Cubs cards. What do I have to trade to you? My inventory of trading cards is roughly 1,500,000 baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and non sports cards. Baseball Preferably, I would like to trade in bulk,Continue reading “Trade Me Your Chicago Cubs Baseball Cards”

Trade Review: Twitter's @BoRosny

Two boxes came in the mail on Friday. The second box was from Bo Rosny (@borosny on Twitter). This deal was 500 Yankees for Cubs, specifically oddball issues and cards from 1997 to present. This was a great trade because it filled many of my Cubs needs from the early 2000’s. Over the years, IContinue reading “Trade Review: Twitter's @BoRosny”

Trade Review: 779 Cubs From Gregg T Through Baseball Card Collectors – Keep It Real

One trade that perfectly lined up was through Facebook group, Baseball Card Collectors – Keep It Real. This group boasts around 30,000 members and has been the source of many trades through the years. This trade was a great surprise. Gregg was seeking Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Cubs. I know zero about hockey cards,Continue reading “Trade Review: 779 Cubs From Gregg T Through Baseball Card Collectors – Keep It Real”

Cubs Convention 2018 Preview

For the fourth consecutive year, I will be making the trek to Chicago’s downtown Sheraton for the annual Cubs Convention. After a career in radio (no money) and Division I college Athletics (no time), I made a career move that allowed me time each January to attend the convention. Year one was amazing and itContinue reading “Cubs Convention 2018 Preview”