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Another NAFTA Return and a Bunch of New Cubs Cards

Plenty of new Cubs baseball cards were added to my collection among three packages that came in the mail on Saturday. A couple months ago there was Topps Holiday fever as Wal-Mart was restocking last year’s product and collectors were scooping them up for the Ronald Acuna rookie cards. I caught the fever and pickedContinue reading “Another NAFTA Return and a Bunch of New Cubs Cards”

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Cubs Minor League Diaries (6/24/1966): 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 (6/24/1966): Robert Eyer”

Another Shipping Tip – UPS and Post Office Boxes

A pile of packages came Wednesday, and I recently learned another new fact about shipping. More on that below. Beth in Vermont has become a regular trader from the Green Mountain state of Vermont. I also learned…via Wikipedia, that Burlington, Vermont is the most populous city in the state. Follow the bouncing ball on thisContinue reading “Another Shipping Tip – UPS and Post Office Boxes”

Tracking Topps Chrome Update Profit and Loss – Baseball Card Investing Exercise

Over the past couple months there has been heated debate within the trading card hobby about investing in cards. Is it a hobby, or is it an investment? Can you collect baseball cards as a hobby, and still invest in cards on the side? To the latter question I say yes, but that’s an argumentContinue reading “Tracking Topps Chrome Update Profit and Loss – Baseball Card Investing Exercise”

Cubs Minor League Diaries: 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: Robert Eyer”

Who Will Be Featured on the Next Bowman Chrome Cubs Talent Pipeline Card?

November began with a Mailday trifecta. Three packages came in the mail and they were filled with Cubs baseball cards. Paul in New York sent some early Willson Contreras cards including a couple 2016 Bowman Platinum prospect cards, 2016 1st Bowman, and 2016 Topps Heritage High Number rookie card. There are not too many ToppsContinue reading “Who Will Be Featured on the Next Bowman Chrome Cubs Talent Pipeline Card?”

Why Did Jim Brewer and the Chicago Cubs Sue Billy Martin

More than 1,600 Chicago Cubs baseball cards served as an after work present this week. A treat during Halloween week. Three packages arrived from Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York. Jeff in PA sent a stack of 1991 Upper Deck Cubs cards. One of the cards was one of my favorites from this set. Card numberContinue reading “Why Did Jim Brewer and the Chicago Cubs Sue Billy Martin”