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Digging Deeper: The Day Marty Rice Met Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron

My Chicago Cubs collection includes more than just baseball cards. I’m always on the lookout for rare items, or anything with a story. Sometimes I seek them out, and other times they fall into my lap. Recently I posted on Twitter a picture of one of my obscure items. It’s a typed letter on CubsContinue reading “Digging Deeper: The Day Marty Rice Met Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron”

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Wednesday with the Smashing Pumpkins & the 1979 Quad City Cubs

“Shakedown 1979. Cool kids never have the time.” There isn’t anything in common (that I know of) between the 1979 Quad City Cubs and the Smashing Pumpkins, other than the Pumpkins greatest hit is titled after the Year. My mailday contained the 1979 Quad City Cubs team set, and this post was delayed a dayContinue reading “Wednesday with the Smashing Pumpkins & the 1979 Quad City Cubs”

Awesome Oddballs in Monday's Mail

Daniel in Georgia sent a flat rate box filled with Cubs goodies. This is our third or fourth trade and he never disappoints. This one even came with a box topper! That’s a Beckett magazine featuring Ryne Sandberg on the cover, as well as some Sammy Sosa oddballs. These cards measure about 5×7 and theyContinue reading “Awesome Oddballs in Monday's Mail”

Cubs Cameos: Upper Deck

Two weeks ago I was frantically sorting boxes for a variety of teams for a couple large trades that were completed at last weekend’s Chicago Sports Spectacular. Sorting through junk era cards, there were several cards I noticed a cameo of a Cubs player. Eventually I started to set them aside and wanted to researchContinue reading “Cubs Cameos: Upper Deck”

An Ernie Banks autograph, and a Surprise Large Flat Rate Box

Wednesday brought me three big boxes with more than 1,200 Cubs cards. In all about 3,500 cards arrived. One box was a large flat rate filled with Bowman prospects and Bowman Draft from the past eight years. It was a purchase I made from the Blowout Cards Forums. In the past I’ve gotten really luckyContinue reading “An Ernie Banks autograph, and a Surprise Large Flat Rate Box”

A #MerryCardsmas Preview

Happy Thanksgiving! Beginning tonight, #MerryCardsmas will be a daily card giveaway going through Christmas Eve. Each night I’ll announce a new giveaway on Twitter. Simply follow @onemillioncubs on Twitter and follow any instructions for each giveaway. Here’s just a sample of what will be given away over the next month, including a pair of JuanContinue reading “A #MerryCardsmas Preview”

Chicago Sports Spectacular Review Part 3: Dollar Boxes

In part two of my Chicago Sports Spectacular Review I showed the autographs that were in $1.25 boxes. There were some great autos I pulled, and as I moved down the table, there were more baseball boxes. The other boxes were marked $1 each and I began thumbing through. Quickly I found some pretty niceContinue reading “Chicago Sports Spectacular Review Part 3: Dollar Boxes”

Chicago Sports Spectacular Review Part Two: Dollar Autos

The review of my weekend at the Chicago Sports Spectacular was going to be in two parts. After going through my dollar box I’m going to have to split it up and make it a three-part review. After picking up the pre-war cards I highlighted in part one, I found a table lined with monsterContinue reading “Chicago Sports Spectacular Review Part Two: Dollar Autos”