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Quadruple Cubs Mailday Monday

Four packages were in my mailbox upon returning home from work Monday. After spending Sunday evening at Lambeau Field for the Bears/Packers game, I was a bit tired. I didn’t pull into my driveway until 2:20 a.m. and my alarm sounds at 6:30, so it was a little more than three hours of sleep whenContinue reading “Quadruple Cubs Mailday Monday”

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Saturday Cubs Cards Acquired From Numerous Sources

One box arrived in my mailbox on Saturday. It came from Merle in Highland Park, Illinois. This is our second trade. The first was much larger as we each sent a medium flat rate box. Today’s box contained 126 Cubs cards, mainly from the mid-1980’s through 2018. The lot included three Kris Bryant’s and aContinue reading “Saturday Cubs Cards Acquired From Numerous Sources”

An Hour Inside the Devastating Flood at the Baseball Card Shoppe

Madison, Wisconsin was hit with heavy rains and flooding two weeks ago. Between 13 and 15 inches of rain fell within a 24-hour period on the west side of the city. It cause widespread damage causing many businesses to close temporarily, and some even permanently. Unfortunately it appears my local card shop, the Baseball CardContinue reading “An Hour Inside the Devastating Flood at the Baseball Card Shoppe”

One Million Cubs Project Weekend Video Update

It’s the weekend, and as always Saturday morning is my favorite time for my hobby chores. Here’s a video version of my One Million Cubs Project weekend update discussing my winter plans for organizing my card room, running into the Target baseball cards distributor on Friday, and what my hobby plans are for the restContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project Weekend Video Update”

Friday Mailday and a New Retail Product

A box arrived in my mailbox Friday from Charlie. In it contained 271 Chicago Cubs baseball cards. In return, I’ll be shipping off Buffalo Sabres hockey cards and a few Matt Nokes cards. On Friday morning I was scrolling through Facebook, and came across a familiar name in the “friends you may know section.” DerrickContinue reading “Friday Mailday and a New Retail Product”

Happy Javy Days: A Sportlots Shopping Spree

A couple weeks ago I was tooling around the Sportlots website. The goal was to acquire a nice sized lot of Javier Baez base cards.
Sportlots’ search function is still clunky and outdated, making it a bit challenging to find volume from one or two sellers to minimize shipping.
My strategy is to search for Javier Baez,Continue reading “Happy Javy Days: A Sportlots Shopping Spree”

Saturday Brings Another In-Person Trade and Some Minor League Baseball Team Sets

My mom’s birthday was Friday August 31, so I drove down to Illinois to celebrate the occasion. It just so happened that Shannon in Sterling had more monster boxes of cards for me, and I had a Pearl Jam poster for him. On Saturday afternoon as I meandered back to Wisconsin I made a detourContinue reading “Saturday Brings Another In-Person Trade and Some Minor League Baseball Team Sets”

Custom Cubs Cards and a Large Flat Rate Box Friday

A large box arrived on my doorstep Friday along with a package of custom Cubs cards from Rookies. A.J. sent a large flat rate box of Cubs that included 3,504 cards. Most of the cards are already in my collection, but a few are new. The 1992 Stadium Club Members Only Jim Bullinger is aContinue reading “Custom Cubs Cards and a Large Flat Rate Box Friday”

A 1-For-391 Trade and some Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Two boxes arrived on Thursday, one via trade and another via purchase from a minor league team store. One week earlier I attended the Cubs/Reds game at Wrigley Field. I bought a New Era hat and a Cubs team set to earn a pack of the rare Topps New Era cards. Ben from California reachedContinue reading “A 1-For-391 Trade and some Myrtle Beach Pelicans”