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Cubs Autographs From Eagan

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving used to be known as Black Out Wednesday. I’m sure it still is for those in their younger years. My time has passed from hitting up the hometown bars during the holidays. Now, I stay at home, sort basell cards, and watch Christmas movies. Home Alone was the title of choiceContinue reading “Cubs Autographs From Eagan”

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Cubs Minor League Diaries (6/29/1966): Robert Eyer

The Chicago Cubs Minor League Encyclopedia is a work in-progress that will document biographies on each player who has worn a Cubs minor league uniform. The inception of minor league teams in the Cubs organization dates back to 1922 with the Wichita Falls Spudders. Below you will read letters to home written by Cubs minorContinue reading “Cubs Minor League Diaries (6/29/1966): Robert Eyer”

On Pace to Hit the 2019 Cubs Baseball Card Goal

Thanks to a couple big trades at this past weekend’s Chicago Sports Spectacular, and a big Monday mailday I am on pace to reach my 2019 goal of 400,000 Cubs baseball cards. Since I headed to Chicago mid-afternoon on Friday, I had a pileup in my mailbox come Monday. A total of six packages containingContinue reading “On Pace to Hit the 2019 Cubs Baseball Card Goal”

Chicago Sports Spectacular Card Show Review

Rosemont, Illinois and the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center hosts the Chicago Sports Spectacular twice a year (March and November). This is the same venue that hosts The National when it comes to Chicago. The Spectacular is a mini National and is held in a smaller area than the National. Still, about 300 booths areContinue reading “Chicago Sports Spectacular Card Show Review”

Using Other Teams To Bridge Bulk Trades

About a month ago I reached out via Twitter asking my trade partners, or potential trade partners, that I would be accepting other team cards that I had run low on. This weekend at the Chicago Sports Spectacular a big bulk trade will be completed with Steve. I’ll be swapping monster boxes of Astros, Diamondbacks,Continue reading “Using Other Teams To Bridge Bulk Trades”

Monday Mailbag: Is Sammy Sosa Hall of Fame Worthy?

Monday’s are not Monday’s when you come home to baseball cards. Cubs baseball cards make the day even better. Bill in New Jersey and J.D. in San Antonio brightened this Monday with packages of Cubs baseball cards. Bill’s box had a little bit of everything in terms of Cubs talent. From Cubs legends like RyneContinue reading “Monday Mailbag: Is Sammy Sosa Hall of Fame Worthy?”

Chicago Sports Spectacular Card Show Preview

The Chicago Sports Spectacular card show is this weekend (running November 22-24) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. For those familiar, this is the same location that hosted the National in July. This marks my second trip to the show, and you can read all about my experience (including an awkwardContinue reading “Chicago Sports Spectacular Card Show Preview”

Remembering The Short Cubs Careers of Bob Tewksbury and Angel Salazar

It was a busy non-hobby weekend, so I’m a bit behind. A college friend and his wife were in town so we watched my high school alma mater in the Illinois state quarterfinals on TV, then hit up a sports bar for the Iowa/Minnesota game, went to the comedy club on Saturday night, then myContinue reading “Remembering The Short Cubs Careers of Bob Tewksbury and Angel Salazar”

Finding Deals With Blowout Cards Black Friday Sales

Not going to say it. It’s a word that is spread with infamy among social media when it pertains to baseball cards. The “I” word. Investing. I lied…and said it anyway. Disclaimer: investing in baseball cards is risky. But, so is investing in the stock market, or anything else. Yes, you can invest in baseballContinue reading “Finding Deals With Blowout Cards Black Friday Sales”