Club 400 Christmas Party With Patrick Wisdom

The annual Club 400 Christmas Party was held on Friday December 10, 2021. This year’s guest was Patrick Wisdom. Wisdom broke the Cubs rookie home run record this past season surpassing Kris Bryant with 30 home runs in 2021. Other notables to appear at the Club 400 Christmas Party included former Cubs pitcher Ray BurrisContinue reading “Club 400 Christmas Party With Patrick Wisdom”

What’s My 1989 Topps Pack Worth?

A new podcast touched off a bit of nostalgia for me this week. Kin Kinsley and Jason Martin debuted We Love the 80s Cards show on Youtube this week and among the topics discussed was the pair’s top three sets of the 1980’s. This inspired me to rip open a 1989 Topps pack on myContinue reading “What’s My 1989 Topps Pack Worth?”

2021 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Break

It’s well documented on my blog that Bowman is my favorite product to rip. Not only Bowman, but Bowman Chrome, and the popular Mega Boxes. Bowman Chrome now has Mega Boxes that hit retail stores and this week they began showing up at Wal-Mart stores. I was lucky to find one and here is myContinue reading “2021 Bowman Chrome Mega Box Break”

2021 Topps Heritage Minors Checklist

For the 11th consecutive year Topps is rolling out its 2021 Topps Heritage Minor League product. The official release date for 2021 Topps Heritage Minors is October 27. The 2021 Topps Heritage Minors checklist features 200 base cards plus 20 base short prints. Additionally, this year’s autograph checklist boasts 65 signers under the Real OneContinue reading “2021 Topps Heritage Minors Checklist”

Northern Illinois Card Show Review (10/9)

This past Saturday was another Northern Illinois Card Show in Rockford. The show is now in my monthly rotation (pending my schedule) to set up as a vendor. Rock Church on Harrison Avenue is the location and it’s in the church gymnasium. It is a really nice space, and the gym stage even has aContinue reading “Northern Illinois Card Show Review (10/9)”

Madison Card Show Review for September

Another Madison Card Show was held at the Sheraton Hotel on John Nolen Drive this past weekend. The show has now ran monthly for six straight months. A record number of vendors came out this month that filled 48 tables. This is my Madison Card Show review for the month of September. Madison Card ShowContinue reading “Madison Card Show Review for September”

One Million Cubs Project on The Card Life TV Show

The Card Life is a new TV show dedicated to passionate collectors in the hobby. It airs new episodes every month on Bally Sports regional networks (formerly Fox Sports regional networks). Brandon Verzal is the brains behind the show that is hosted by San Diego Padres pitcher Matt Strahm. Strahm is a baseball card collectorContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project on The Card Life TV Show”

Dear Cubs, I Don’t Want Your Season Tickets

One of my life bucket list items is to own Chicago Cubs season tickets. In case you were not aware I am a pretty big Cubs fan. Owning season tickets never made sense because I lived in rural western Illinois about four hours from Wrigley Field. In 2014, I moved much closer to the “FriendlyContinue reading “Dear Cubs, I Don’t Want Your Season Tickets”

How To Attend The National For Free

Attending the National Sports Collectors Convention is not cheap. There can be travel costs involved plus parking at the Donald Stephens Convention Center is $15 per day. And then it will cost you $20 just to get inside. If you are within driving distance, I am going to tell you how to attend the NationalContinue reading “How To Attend The National For Free”

Top Five Takeaways From The National

Two years in the making and the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention lived up to all its hype and then some. The biggest card show was held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois just across the interstate from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. These are my top five takeaways from the National. TopContinue reading “Top Five Takeaways From The National”