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Vintage Galore and an Oddball Set On My Want List Received in Trade

Wednesday saw a large box inside my mailbox that held 846 Cubs cards. This came from T.J. in Schaumburg, Illinois and was I impressed by the contents inside. A generous mix of eras ranging from vintage to current with some junk era. One of the first cards I pulled out was an oddball I hadContinue reading “Vintage Galore and an Oddball Set On My Want List Received in Trade”

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Personal Connection To 1950's Chicago Cub Hal Jeffcoat

Another package was sitting in my mailbox Friday. Another 350 Cubs cards arrived to bring this week’s count over 1,000 new cards. This trade sent a box of Boston Celtics cards out to Jon in San Diego, California for this box of Cubs. As always, I love a nice Ryne Sandberg Oddball. This one isContinue reading “Personal Connection To 1950's Chicago Cub Hal Jeffcoat”

One Million Cubs Project Gets Some Newspaper Ink Plus Some All Time Favorites In The Mail

The One Million Cubs Project is gaining some more publicity. After appearing on the Preserve the Hobby podcast two weeks ago, the project was written up on Sunday in the Ponca City News (Ponca City, Oklahoma). Sharon, who wrote the article, has now contributed to the project twice now. Today, she sent a package ofContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Gets Some Newspaper Ink Plus Some All Time Favorites In The Mail”

A Trip Down A Chicago Cubs Baseball Card Rabbit Hole

Many people find themselves trapped down an Internet rabbit hole. A Wikipedia search about the sitcom Coach turns into a 2-hour online adventure that twists through 1990’s television to faux universities to discovering Dauber actually did play college football (University of Idaho). Today, I found myself diving into a baseball card rabbit hole. While perusingContinue reading “A Trip Down A Chicago Cubs Baseball Card Rabbit Hole”

Blog Bat Around: Collections

A couple blogs I follow have posted a blog at around. Each bat around has a topic that various bloggers each write about. This is a great idea to add content to blogs. This edition of the bat around is discussing our collections. Obviously, my main concern is collecting Chicago Cubs baseball cards. All ofContinue reading “Blog Bat Around: Collections”

One Million Cubs Mailday Featuring Sandberg and Parallels

Brent from Tennessee sent 309 Cubs cards this week. The box arrived on Thursday featuring a plethora of stars from my childhood, namely Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, and Andre Dawson. It’s been a while since I’ve done a Ryno Count. This box came with 33 more Sandberg’s for my collection. A new Mark Grace hasContinue reading “One Million Cubs Mailday Featuring Sandberg and Parallels”

Biggest Cubs Mailday Received

The largest, by volume, mailday arrived on my doorstep Thursday. The total count is unknown at this time, but an estimate is near 4,000 New Cubs cards. Rick in Dover, New Hampshire sent a large flat rate box filled with Cubs. There are an estimated 3,500 cards inside. In return, I’ll be sending him MontrealContinue reading “Biggest Cubs Mailday Received”

One Million Cubs Project Weekly Update

Trades have begun to pick back up following Heritage-Palooza. I am still filling 2018 Topps Heritage orders on Sportlots, and eBay auctions are ending this evening. The bulk of the work is in the rear view mirror, though. Ripping, sorting, and catching up on pre orders encompassed a week and a half of work. Now,Continue reading “One Million Cubs Project Weekly Update”

1982 Red Lobster and 1983 Thorn Apple Valley Cubs

Two 1980’s Chicago Cubs Oddball sets I have had my eyes on have been 1982 Red Lobster and 1983 Thorn Apple Valley. The Thorn Apple Valley set has long been on my want list, namely for the Joe Carter rookie. This set is a bit pricy because it contains both a Carter and Ryne SandbergContinue reading “1982 Red Lobster and 1983 Thorn Apple Valley Cubs”