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Making a Trade With a 138-Year Old Cubs Hall of Famer

What if I told you I made an in-person trade with a twitter follower that is a former Chicago Cubs great and baseball Hall of Famer? Would you believe he’s a 138-year old zombie? No, Joe Tinker doesn’t spend offseasons on a tropical beach with Elvis. That would just be silly. Tinker spends it atContinue reading “Making a Trade With a 138-Year Old Cubs Hall of Famer”

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Pitcher's Got a Big Butt: The Night I Met Henry Rowengartner

Once again I attended Woody’s Winter Warmup on the first night of Cubs Convention. This was my fifth event that I have attended and the Wood Family Foundation has hosted this charity fundraiser the past eight years. This year’s event at Harry Caray’s had a different feel, and I can’t quite pinpoint why. It wasContinue reading “Pitcher's Got a Big Butt: The Night I Met Henry Rowengartner”

Kerry Wood Addition From Fly the Wood Wall Art

The best part of Cubs Convention is meeting new friends. There’s something special about Cubs fans. When I tell people I’m going to the Cubs Convention, I get looks like I’m going to a Star Trek Convention, or Comic Con. It’s much different. It’s like a family reunion. Many times here I’ve blogged about ClubContinue reading “Kerry Wood Addition From Fly the Wood Wall Art”

Cubs Convention 2015 – My First Convention

This year’s 34th annual Cubs Convention is only my fifth convention. After attending my first convention in 2015, I told my buddy Dave that I’ll be back each and every year. It has become a favorite event each year. When I encounter first timers and they ask for advice, I tell them to take itContinue reading “Cubs Convention 2015 – My First Convention”

Big Shep Mailday

The per day card average spiked on Thursday after reveiving a “Big Shep” Mailday. “Big Shep,” is host of a great trading card podcast with @ourtradingcards and @junkwaxtwins, titled About the Cards. The trio talk about hot topics in the hobby, discuss new releases, and break down the Topps Living Set each week. I suggestContinue reading “Big Shep Mailday”

HAPPened To Win A Sweet Cubs Card on Twitter

One package arrived each day Tuesday, and Wednesday. I’ll combine the two maildays into one blog post here. Curt in Charlotte sent a box of more than 300 Cubs cards, including several vintage. This is the third box Curt has sent. Dick Calmus, Chuck Hartenstein, and Adolfo Phillips from 1968 Topps. A stack of 1971Continue reading “HAPPened To Win A Sweet Cubs Card on Twitter”

California Knows How To Cubby

The first Cubs package from California in 2019 came on Monday. Thanks to @jcurveball on Twitter for a nice box of Cubs cards. He will be getting a box of Dodgers soon. The box originated in Stockton, California, and I’ve spent some time there. When I worked in the athletics department at Western Illinois UniversityContinue reading “California Knows How To Cubby”

Remembering Back: The First Die-Hard Cubs Fan Convention

This week marks the 34th annual Chicago Cubs Convention, and boy has it come a long way. The 2019 edition comes to you from the Sheraton Grand Chicago and will begin Friday afternoon January 18, ending on Sunday January 20. It wasn’t always the big attraction it has become. Marketing genius John McDonough came upContinue reading “Remembering Back: The First Die-Hard Cubs Fan Convention”