The Day the Moline Plow Boys Hosted the Chicago Cubs

At one time, the Quad Cities hosted three minor league baseball teams. Rock Island, Moline, and Davenport all had baseball teams. Today, the Quad City River Bandits, affiliated with the Houston Astros, are the lone professional baseball team in the QCA. The Chicago Cubs have had a minor league affiliate in the Quad Cities, includingContinue reading “The Day the Moline Plow Boys Hosted the Chicago Cubs”

New Mexico Mailday & Rips Tavern Fried Chicken

Last year I blogged about the greatest fried chicken I have ever had. It’s a small restaurant and bar in a tiny town called Ladd, Illinois. The population of Ladd is just 1,295. It’s taken this long since my blog post to actually reserve a time to revisit the famous eatery. My last trip toContinue reading “New Mexico Mailday & Rips Tavern Fried Chicken”

Christmas in July – New Additions from 2019

Three packages were in my mailbox in time for the 4th of July. One box was a surprise from Big Shep! The other boxes from Tom in New York and Thomas in Alabama are also repeat senders. Thomas sent 204 Cubs cards that included a 2019 Stadium Club Ryne Sandberg. Willie McGee makes a cameoContinue reading “Christmas in July – New Additions from 2019”

Another 6,000 Cubs Cards Courtesy of a Roadtrip and Craigslist

During the first two weeks of June I do contract work for the Illinois High School Association broadcasting play-by-play for the state softball state championships. This year marked my 11th year at the state finals. Within the last couple years everytime I take a roadtrip I peruse Craigslist in that area for any card sales.Continue reading “Another 6,000 Cubs Cards Courtesy of a Roadtrip and Craigslist”

Card Room Restoration Complete

For about two years there have been plans to upgrade my shelving units in my baseball card room. Initially, it was going to be customized built-in shelves. Then, heavy duty metal units. The plan was to do this project last summer, and I dragged my feet. So, this year my wife and mother-in-law bought meContinue reading “Card Room Restoration Complete”