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My $33 Chicago Baseball Dream Team

Recently, a tweet surfaced listing all-time greats at each position with a dollar value. It asked if you had $33, what would your team be. NBC Sports Chicago took that idea and ran with an all-Chicago baseball option. Now I can get into this, and decided to make a lineup of my own with theContinue reading “My $33 Chicago Baseball Dream Team”

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Baseball America's 2019 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America has been my favorite publication since I discovered the magazine in the late 1990’s upon my return to baseball fandom. I became fascinated with Cubs prospects like Corey Patterson, Hee Seop Choi, Juan Cruz, and Ryan Gripp. Later, I became enthralled by Baseball America’s MLB Draft coverage. Anyone else listen to MLB.com liveContinue reading “Baseball America's 2019 Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects”

NAFTA Package From Landgren’s Legacy Sports

A N.A.F.T.A. package arrived from Landgren’s Legacy Sports on Saturday. I’ll have to ask what that stands for. It was a nice package that included an Arismendy Alcantara Topps Tier 1 autograph numbered 19/25. A stack of base including Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, and Ian Happ. Kris Bryant 2017 Panini numbered 24/499. AndContinue reading “NAFTA Package From Landgren’s Legacy Sports”

Memphis Mark and a Giveaway Win

The giver has become the givee. I don’t even think that’s a real world. During #MerryCardsmas from Thanksgiving to Christmas, I gave away cards every day. This past month I’ve been the recipient of giveaways. My second win came from @dmikecollecting. It was a lot of five 2018 Bowman Draft cards. Nico Hoerner and ColeContinue reading “Memphis Mark and a Giveaway Win”

A Blog Named Mitch Webster

Has there ever been a blog named after Mitch Webster? Read on. Two more trades and an eBay package were part of Thursday’s mailday. My eBay gift card from Christmas was finally used up as I picked up a T205 Harry McIntire. Lately I’ve been only buying slabbed pre-war cards, but this was a goodContinue reading “A Blog Named Mitch Webster”

Vineline Postcards From Boo in Annawan, Illinois

A surprise package showed up Wednesday with the return address a familiar name. “Boo” lives across the street from where I grew up in Annawan, Illinois. He’s a die-hard Cubs fan, and I always enjoy seeing his garage door open on a Saturday afternoon when the Cubs are on. Boo sent some Cubs cards thatContinue reading “Vineline Postcards From Boo in Annawan, Illinois”

The 34th Annual Cubs Convention Review

This year marked my fifth Cubs Convention, and it is a whirlwind of a weekend. The best part of it has become running into fellow Cubs fans you meet that you see every year. My travel to the Sheraton in downtown Chicago was the smoothest trip in the five years of attending the convention. IContinue reading “The 34th Annual Cubs Convention Review”