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2019 Bowman Chrome Checklist

2019 Bowman Chrome releases next Wednesday, September 18. Topps has released the complete checklist for this year’s release. BASE CARDS 1 Ronald Acuña Jr. Atlanta Braves™ 2 Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles® 3 Jake Bauers Cleveland Indians® Rookie 4 Yasiel Puig Cincinnati Reds® 5 Jake Cave Minnesota Twins® Rookie 6 Corey Kluber Cleveland Indians® 7 ChristinContinue reading “2019 Bowman Chrome Checklist”

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Pre-Europe Trip Mailday With Hits from Ernie Banks, Javy Baez, and Kris Bryant

This post is almost two weeks in the making after a trip to Amsterdam and Belgium. We flew out on Thursday August 29, and had two packages of Cubs baseball cards delivered that day, but no time to open them before catching our flight. Last year, we spent two weeks in Italy, and I wroteContinue reading “Pre-Europe Trip Mailday With Hits from Ernie Banks, Javy Baez, and Kris Bryant”

Topps Archives Review: Better Than Expected

When I returned to the hobby in 2012, Topps Archives immediately became my favorite baseball product. I’m a history buff, and love the old Topps designs. My friend and co-worker, Kyle, was a collector as well. He was more into the memorabilia side (and still is today – if you have any game used MinnesotaContinue reading “Topps Archives Review: Better Than Expected”

Barret Loux Autograph and Some 1974 Topps Traded

New Hampshire checked in on Tuesday with a package from Daniel. A total of 113 Cubs baseball cards were inside. Right off the bat, a stack of hits! Check out this 2013 Bowman Platinum Barret Loux autograph. Loux was the sixth overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The pitcher madeContinue reading “Barret Loux Autograph and Some 1974 Topps Traded”

Topps Fire Review and Sammy Sosa Doesn’t Look Like Sammy Sosa

A single plain white envelope (PWE) came in the mail Saturday. It had two cards inside from Jarrad in Missouri. We will get to the mailday in a moment. On my way back from the post office I stopped at Target in search of some Topps Archives. Archives has long been a must-have retail productContinue reading “Topps Fire Review and Sammy Sosa Doesn’t Look Like Sammy Sosa”

Stack of 1956 Cubs Cards and a Case Hit

A medium flat rate box arrived on Wednesday. It was expected. The contents inside…certainly not what I was expecting. Andrew in New York is a Ryan McMahon super collector. In 2018, Andrew and I made several trades. It’s been a while since we made a deal, but I always had a McMahon pile stashed awayContinue reading “Stack of 1956 Cubs Cards and a Case Hit”