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Not One. Not Two.  But Four New Cubs Cards

Chris in Delray Beach, Florida sent me a second package of Cubs cards. I like the note he added. Before I opened the package, he told me he hopes there’s at least one card I need for my Cubs collection. I already had a 1988 Donruss Damon Berryhill, and now I have 13 more! AboutContinue reading “Not One. Not Two.  But Four New Cubs Cards”

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A David Bote Baseball Card You've Probably Never Seen

A few months ago there was chatter on Twitter about David Bote baseball cards. Bote, a Chicago Cubs infielder, made his way through the farm system very quietly to outside observers. He was never a top-30 organizational prospect, just one of those bodies that takes a roster spot. Before long he was in Triple-A withContinue reading “A David Bote Baseball Card You've Probably Never Seen”

Javy Rookies and a Curious Choice for a Famous Cubs Fan

This post has been delayed nearly a week due to catching up on previous trades and a big project. That project is the restoration of my baseball card room. Long story short I cleaned out almost the entirety of my card room to install new heavy duty shelves. I’ll be posting an update once it’sContinue reading “Javy Rookies and a Curious Choice for a Famous Cubs Fan”

Sunday Musings: The Beginning of a New Life

It’s Sunday morning and while I drink coffee and prepare to clear out the rest of my card room I thought back to an old blog I wrote in my radio days. It’s still online, and the reason was I wanted to find pictures I took while in California ten years ago. I walked PebbleContinue reading “Sunday Musings: The Beginning of a New Life”

Leaf Buybacks, Autographs, and More Cubs Cards

After being away all weekend, I retrieved the mail from my PO Box on Monday afternoon. It contained five packages of Cubs baseball gold. Some familiar names on the return address labels. Three of the five packages came from Collectors I have traded with previously. Like Wicked Curve Cards. Brien in Texas (Wicked Curve Cards)Continue reading “Leaf Buybacks, Autographs, and More Cubs Cards”

From Adams, Terry to Zambrano, Eddie

My Chicago Cubs baseball collection is mainly being sorted by player last name. It’s definitely a work in progress, and it was one of my collecting goals to sort 1,000 cards per day. It’s been difficult to sort 1,000 Cubs cards a month as it’s been far down the priority list to this point. AContinue reading “From Adams, Terry to Zambrano, Eddie”

Facebook Marketplace Yields More Than 1,200 Rick Reuschel Cards

Last week I mentioned I always check Craigslist before heading on a road trip. In last week’s case it helped me land more than 100,000 cards including about 6,000 Cubs baseball cards. I haven’t even had time to move them from my car to card room. While away last weekend, I received Facebook Marketplace notifications,Continue reading “Facebook Marketplace Yields More Than 1,200 Rick Reuschel Cards”

Another Oddball Mailday from Gypsy Oak and a Sports Talk Host

More great mail arrived on Tuesday. A total of three packages, and technically five came in. One non-card package was a case for my autographed Ben Zobrist World Series baseball. I got this ball from the Zobrist event at Club 400, and a website had these cases on sale for $25-30. The other package wasContinue reading “Another Oddball Mailday from Gypsy Oak and a Sports Talk Host”

Cubs Oddball Shower from Michigan Matt

Another shower of Cubs baseball cards fell upon my collection on Monday. It also marked the night of my documentary debut on Fox Sports 1’s 100,000 Cameras. The two-time Emmy award winning series followed the Cubs/Cardinals rivalry at the opening series last month. The crew reached out to me to provide some video, much ofContinue reading “Cubs Oddball Shower from Michigan Matt”

A Weekend of High School Softball and Ethan Roberts Autographs

Updates are a little slow the first two weeks of June as I broadcast the Illinois high school softball state championships. It keeps me busy in the days leading up to each weekend, and it’s always a fun time. This is my view. The video monitor to my left and my laptop with notes onContinue reading “A Weekend of High School Softball and Ethan Roberts Autographs”