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Cubs Parallels Abound in Monday's Mailday

Monday’s mail brings in 53 more Cubs cards to the collection thanks to Opening Day Sportscards. This is our second trade, and I’ll be returning a package of Phillies. This trade package including a bunch of 2018 cards. I need to start off with the Javy Baez. Two more 2018 Bowman Platinum added to theContinue reading “Cubs Parallels Abound in Monday's Mailday”

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Jorge Soler Autograph and 2018 Cubs for a Medium Flat Rate Box of Hockey Cards

Another package that arrived last week was from a trade with Jason in New York. The trade originated from my post selling medium flat rate boxes of hockey cards for $20 shipped. There are still several of these boxes available if anyone wants one. Only $20 shipped, or I will entertain a trade for CubsContinue reading “Jorge Soler Autograph and 2018 Cubs for a Medium Flat Rate Box of Hockey Cards”

Custom Cubs Cards Courtesy of Rookies App

Until 2014, I was an Android user. The iPhone had tempted me, but enough to take the plunge. I used Mac computers for three years at my previous job and never did get used to their quirks. That was a big reason why I stuck with Android. Then the Rookies App drew my attention. ForContinue reading “Custom Cubs Cards Courtesy of Rookies App”

2018 Topps Checklist Released, Chicago Cubs Images Inside

Topps announced its 2018 checklist this week. As expected, many Chicago Cubs cards are among those in the series 1 checklist. The flagship series 1 product is due to release on January 31. Exciting for Cubs collectors is a retail exclusive Kris Bryant subset. The 30-card highlights set will only be included in the Wal-MartContinue reading “2018 Topps Checklist Released, Chicago Cubs Images Inside”

One Great Trade Nets Autographs, Refractors, and Topps Now Cubs Cards

Preserve the Hobby has outdone himself. After an initial 100-Card trade, we upped our swap to include 250 cards. I traded 250 Mets and Pirates for 250 Cubs. Our initial trade left me feeling that I didn’t send enough, so I upped my ante in our second deal. So did he! The cards came packedContinue reading “One Great Trade Nets Autographs, Refractors, and Topps Now Cubs Cards”

Bonnie Hunt and Lou Brock and 494 More Chicago Cubs Cards

Tonight’s trade review comes courtesy of Brannon via Facebook group Keep It Real. Brannon and I also did a swap in 2014. We exchanged 496 Atlanta Braves cards for Chicago Cubs. In this box came five Javier Baez cards. And how about the “Ryno Count?” There are 17 Ryne Sandberg cards here. Much to myContinue reading “Bonnie Hunt and Lou Brock and 494 More Chicago Cubs Cards”

Woody's Winter Warmup With Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and a Cast of Cubs

The Wood Family Foundation has been hosting Woody’s Winter Warmup since 2012. The charity event has been held at Harry Caray’s at both Navy Pier and Watertower Place in its seven years. Kerry Wood has been presenting this event on the first night of the Cubs Convention and boasts a literal all-star lineup of currentContinue reading “Woody's Winter Warmup With Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, David Ross and a Cast of Cubs”

Cubs Convention 2018 Preview

For the fourth consecutive year, I will be making the trek to Chicago’s downtown Sheraton for the annual Cubs Convention. After a career in radio (no money) and Division I college Athletics (no time), I made a career move that allowed me time each January to attend the convention. Year one was amazing and itContinue reading “Cubs Convention 2018 Preview”