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Never Before Seen Jerome Walton, and a Five Package Saturday

Maildays picked up over the weekend as my mailbox was jammed with Cubs baseball cards. Bill in New Jersey sent a package that included some new Cubs for my collection: 2019 Topps Big League Cole Hamels and a 2013 Topps Update Green Parallel Scott Feldman. JT in Ohio sent a medium flat rate box andContinue reading “Never Before Seen Jerome Walton, and a Five Package Saturday”

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Party Like It’s 1999 – High School Reunion Cubs Addition

Madison West High School Class of 1999 held its reunion at the Hotel Red on Saturday July 20. My wife was a member of that graduating class, and we headed downtown for the event. Twenty years! Wow, can you believe 1999 was 20 years ago? I can’t, and I’ll be celebrating my 20th next year.Continue reading “Party Like It’s 1999 – High School Reunion Cubs Addition”

2019 Allen & Ginter Retail Cubs Review

After my Club 400 event on Thursday night, I headed back home on Friday morning. The Allen & Ginter itch caught me, and I stopped at the Wal-Mart in Janesville, Wisconsin. There was a woman in the card aisle, and I didn’t take much notice as I walked over to the baseball cards. I scannedContinue reading “2019 Allen & Ginter Retail Cubs Review”

Club 400 Welcomes Willson Contreras and Carlos Zambrano

Once again Club 400 outdid itself. Another fun event was held on Thursday July 18 with special guests Willson Contreras and Carlos Zambrano. Many people have asked how to attend these events. Club 400 events are charity events and most events open to the public. You can find out more information on the Club 400Continue reading “Club 400 Welcomes Willson Contreras and Carlos Zambrano”

Chicago Cubs Oddball Extravaganza

Some new Chicago Cubs baseball cards arrived in three packages on Wednesday, and a few are new to my collection. Jacob in Minnesota sent over 51 Cubs cards, and in return I sent out Minnesota Twins cards. His package included a Kris Bryant insert, a Jorge Soler rookie card and a couple Stadium Club cardsContinue reading “Chicago Cubs Oddball Extravaganza”

Oh, Canada! And My Awkward Exchange With Augie Ojeda

I can’t believe it wasn’t until July 13 that I received my first Cubs package from Canada. Thanks to Jeff in Toronto for making that happen. Only Canada and Korea are countries other than the United States that I’ve received cards in 2019. Jeff’s package included some vintage like this 1958 Topps Lee Walls. IContinue reading “Oh, Canada! And My Awkward Exchange With Augie Ojeda”

Two Envelope #TeamPWE Mailday

Two more plain white envelopes containing baseball cards successfully survived the United States Postal Service and arrived in my mailbox Friday. Chalk up another #TeamPWE victory. These PWE’s made their way from Connecticut and Washington to Madison, Wisconsin. Josh in Seattle sent a No Purchase Necessary Topps redemption. It was a 2019 Topps Greatest MomentsContinue reading “Two Envelope #TeamPWE Mailday”

Bobby Brownlie Brings Back Memories

Another successful plain white envelope (PWE) arrived safely Thursday, filled with nine Cubs baseball cards. Another win for #TeamPWE. Joe in Idaho was the sender and sent a nice mix that included Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux, Pierce Johnson, Jason Heyward, Rob Zastryzny, Ben Zobrist, and Kyle Hendricks. And the ninth card is a newbie! MyContinue reading “Bobby Brownlie Brings Back Memories”

One Month Baseball Card Buying Challenge Successful

Randomly at the dinner table, my wife says, “I bet you can’t go a month without buying any baseball cards.” I laughed it off. But I love challenges. So, I said I could. Honestly, With Topps Series 2 and Bowman Platinum being released during that 30-day stretch I didn’t know if I’d be able toContinue reading “One Month Baseball Card Buying Challenge Successful”

2019 Allen & Ginter Checklist and Preview

The most anticipated baseball card release of the year for me is Allen & Ginter. It will be out on Wednesday June 17, 2019, and Topps released the checklist today. Allen & Ginter is not a product for everybody. If you only want baseball cards, then this isn’t the release for you. Not every setContinue reading “2019 Allen & Ginter Checklist and Preview”