The Sad Story of Bobby Murcer, Scott Crull, and an ABC Mistake

Scott Crull was a very sick 12-year old boy in the summer of 1977. Even though young Scott lived on the south side of Chicago in Calumet City, he was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. His favorite player was Bobby Murcer, who had been acquired by the Cubs prior to the 1977 season from theContinue reading “The Sad Story of Bobby Murcer, Scott Crull, and an ABC Mistake”

Selling 99 Cent Cards on Ebay: Is It Worth It?

The most common question I am asked regarding the One Million Cubs Project is, “do you count duplicates?” The answer is, yes. Fun fact: there are only around 200,000 unique Cubs cards produced since the 1870’s. When it comes to my eBay Store, I often get asked if selling cheap cards is worth my time.Continue reading “Selling 99 Cent Cards on Ebay: Is It Worth It?”

Hobby Goals 2021: Buy, Sell, and Trade

Here we are two weeks into the new year, so I’m a bit behind in releasing my hobby goals for 2021. Before we get started on this year’s goals I want to preface this post by explaining how I set my goals. I discuss S.M.A.R.T. goals in my 2019 goals blog post. Last year wasContinue reading “Hobby Goals 2021: Buy, Sell, and Trade”

Some Target Stores Limiting Sports Card Quantities

The year 2020 is finally history. Along with a worldwide pandemic, the year also brought another wave of national hysteria around sports trading cards. It was something the hobby had not seen since the early 1990’s. The “junk wax era,” as it’s become known, brought about massive production to the point cards could be foundContinue reading “Some Target Stores Limiting Sports Card Quantities”

Cubs Baseball Cards and a Harry Caray Piece Added on Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas! It is my favorite time of the year. While I’m not a religious person, the holiday season is very special to me. It’s a magical time that begins in early November as I watch Hallmark Christmas movies. Yes, the cheesy Christmas movies in which every plot line is the exact same as theContinue reading “Cubs Baseball Cards and a Harry Caray Piece Added on Christmas 2020”

2020 Bowman Draft Review and Box Break

Not until the week of release did I plan on buying a hobby box of 2020 Bowman Draft. With a price tag of $300+ I just didn’t see the value. When Topps released its Bowman Draft 1st Edition, I was all in buying 20 packs. I spent more than $300 on 20 packs of aContinue reading “2020 Bowman Draft Review and Box Break”

Hobby Evolution Episode 26 – Opinions on Baseball Card Grading

Grading trading cards has been a hot topic over the past year with trimming allegations, certain graders getting preferential grades, and the latest is PSA potentially cutting off bulk subs. I have never submitted a trading card to be graded. Grading is another avenue for collectors in the hobby. In today’s episode of Hobby EvolutionContinue reading “Hobby Evolution Episode 26 – Opinions on Baseball Card Grading”

Recapping Recent Cubs Maildays

It’s been a whirlwind in the One Million Cubs Project during the month of August. A few big maildays have arrived that have pushed the Cubs baseball card count closer and closer to the halfway point. The 2020 Cubs card goal is 500,000 in the collection. The halfway mark to a milestone. As of thisContinue reading “Recapping Recent Cubs Maildays”