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Saturday Mailday and Scratching the Retail Itch

Isn’t strange when you take a long vacation you come home even more tired than usual. Upon arriving home after a two-week vacation I looked forward to a weekend of vegging and sorting cards. It had also been a few weeks since I scratched the itch of opening some boxes of cards. While overseas, ToppsContinue reading “Saturday Mailday and Scratching the Retail Itch”

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Two Weeks Worth of Mail Days Adds 3,668 Cubs Cards

After two weeks in Italy, I had a bounty of Cubs cards awaiting my arrival home. There was a total of 17 packages that held 3,668 Cubs cards. These cards were acquired in multiple ways including a few trades. A box of 402 cards came from Brett from Dayton, Ohio. His box was chock fullContinue reading “Two Weeks Worth of Mail Days Adds 3,668 Cubs Cards”

The Eddie Vedder Cubs Collection

Any way I can mesh my love for Pearl Jam and the Chicago Cubs in blog, I’ll find a way. Today, it’s the Eddie Vedder baseball collection, but my previous two blogs about Pearl Jam missed a story I would like to share, plus I’m on the flight back from Italy and “Let’s Play Two,”Continue reading “The Eddie Vedder Cubs Collection”

It's Been Twenty Years Since Ron Santo Yelled, "Ohhhh Noooo," On the Air

September 23, 1998. How can it be 20 years already? The “Brant Brown Game.” The “Oh Noooooo” game. It was Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers in the thick of a playoff race. CLICK FOR AUDIO The Cubs and New York Mets were tied for the wild card entering this game in Milwaukee, the 159th ofContinue reading “It's Been Twenty Years Since Ron Santo Yelled, "Ohhhh Noooo," On the Air”

Topps Heritage Minors Through the Years

This week Topps releases its Minor League version of the Heritage brand. The 2018 set marks the eighth release of the product, which debuted in 2011 which featured Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. Last week I reviewed the checklist for 2018 Topps Heritage Minors and my thoughts on this year’s release. Despite not buying anyContinue reading “Topps Heritage Minors Through the Years”

Finding (Baseball Cards in) Florence, Italy

It’s the middle of my wife and I’s tour of Italy, and we spent our first day in Florence. Upon checking into our hotel we set out for a quick lunch. We asked the hotel desk for recommendations, and began walking toward their suggestion. About two blocks in we found an interesting spot. 1950 AmericanContinue reading “Finding (Baseball Cards in) Florence, Italy”

2018 Topps Heritage Minors Preview

The checklist is out. We are one week away from the release of Topps Heritage Minors. This has been my favorite product since 2015, and even bought three cases last year. This year: I’m not even buying a single box. Last year I was able to preorder a case for $450. That price inflated toContinue reading “2018 Topps Heritage Minors Preview”

Have You Ever Lost Collecting Focus?

Have you ever been devoted to a collection, but then something captures your eye and you want to change focus? Over the years, I have switched my focus multiple times. Early on, I built sets from packs, such as 1989 Topps, 1990 Topps, and 1990 Fleer, among others. About this time I also focused onContinue reading “Have You Ever Lost Collecting Focus?”

Vintage Tuesday and a Two Week Italian Vacation

One package came in Tuesday, and it will be my last mailday until the end of the month as my wife and I fly to Italy tomorrow. I’ll try to post some blog updates over the next two weeks, as we wind our way from the Amalfi Coast to Rome to Florence, and finally toContinue reading “Vintage Tuesday and a Two Week Italian Vacation”