Oddball Eddie Strikes Again

Ed in Maryland has sent me three boxes of Cubs cards and I send him Orioles. His boxes are like Christmas morning because they typically include oddballs and vintage that are new to my collection. This latest box featured more than 800 Cubs cards and a few oddball additions. The first is an oddball ErnieContinue reading “Oddball Eddie Strikes Again”

Cubs Hall of Fame Rookie Cards in the Mailbox

Hall of Fame rookie cards were among the Cubs baseball cards that arrived Saturday. Thanks to Benjamin from @Card_Mosaics for about a dozen Cubs cards. His package included a 1987 Donruss Rated Rookie Greg Maddux. And a 1983 Fleer Ryne Sandberg rookie card. I have never seen these cards before. It’s from 1994 Leaf. AContinue reading “Cubs Hall of Fame Rookie Cards in the Mailbox”

Five Mailday Friday And a Carson Sands Rainbow

This weekend has been used to feverishly get caught up on the hobby, as I’ll be broadcasting the Illinois high school softball state finals over the next two weeks. My Friday mailday post is a few days late. In all, five packages totaling nearly 800 Cubs baseball cards arrived in my mailbox. When I broughtContinue reading “Five Mailday Friday And a Carson Sands Rainbow”

Oddballs are Awesome

Florida! New York! Wisconsin! These three states represented Thursday’s Mailday. Shoutout Delray Beach, Fond du Lac, and Jackson Heights. Mickey (not Mantle) in New York sent a nice assortment of about 60 Chicago Cubs baseball cards. Chris in Delray Beach, Florida sent a sweet package that included a couple stickers for Rocco’s Tacos. While I’veContinue reading “Oddballs are Awesome”

Cubs Baseball Cards from California

A pair of California packages came in the mail on Monday. In total, 660 more Cubs cards were added to my Chicago Cubs baseball card collection, moving past 301,000 cards. Bill from El Centro sent a stack of Cubs that included some 1988 Score Update like this Vance Law card. Early Score cards seem toContinue reading “Cubs Baseball Cards from California”

Another New Javier Baez Added to the Cubs Collection

Some nice Cubs cards came on Tuesday. John in New Jersey and Robert in California sent Cubs baseball cards. This is my third or fourth trade with John. In this package he sent an Addison Russell 2018 Donruss jersey relic numbered 85/99. Another 2018 Donruss hit from Kris Bryant. This is a parallel numbered 174/199.Continue reading “Another New Javier Baez Added to the Cubs Collection”

Don't Jump To Conclusions in the Hobby

There are a lot of scammers in the trading card hobby, unfortunately. Avoiding scammers was actually on my short list of blog topics to write about. CRT Sportscards wrote a piece recently, and did a masterful job, and there’s nothing more I could add. We, as collectors, do need to be cognizant of who weContinue reading “Don't Jump To Conclusions in the Hobby”

Allen & Ginter Cubs Mailday & Monday Reflection

There was one package in my mailbox from Tracy in Denver, Colorado. I didn’t open the package until Tuesday because I was out of state most of Monday. Last week, my Aunt “Tinker” passed away, and Monday was the funeral in Kewanee, Illinois. It was great to see some family, but not under these circumstances.Continue reading “Allen & Ginter Cubs Mailday & Monday Reflection”