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An Unexpected Peoria Chiefs Mailday

Last week an old buddy from Galesburg, Illinois tipped me off that a package was on its way. Matt and I have made a couple swaps recently, as I’ve sent him a bunch of Tony Gwynn in return for Cubs. In the last package he filled it up with a bunch of Peoria Chiefs autographedContinue reading “An Unexpected Peoria Chiefs Mailday”

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New Cubs Prospects and Coozies Added on Mailday Monday

Three packages welcomed me home on Monday. As of Tuesday evening, I just tore into the first package. It’s been one of those weeks…and it’s only Tuesday! Between family commitments and catching up on Sportlots and eBay orders (many from my weekend 2018 Bowman binge), I’m a bit behind. But Charm City Autographs tweeted thatContinue reading “New Cubs Prospects and Coozies Added on Mailday Monday”

Shiny Cards – Dumping Chase Utley for Cubs

This hobby is great. As I attempt to collect one Million Cubs cards, even Cubs collectors are joining the cause. In my latest trade, Cubs fan Jake in Missouri generously traded me 55 Cubs cards in exchange for a pile of Chase Utley cards. And the hobby circle is smaller than we realize sometimes. AsContinue reading “Shiny Cards – Dumping Chase Utley for Cubs”

One Player You Have Never Heard Of Defines My Baseball Card Collecting Childhood

Unless you were a baseball card prospector in 1990, or a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan the name Earl Cunningham most likely means nothing to you. Earl Cunningham defines my baseball card collecting childhood. The first Cubs prospect I sought was Ty Griffin, the team’s first round pick in 1988. Griffin was a standout at GeorgiaContinue reading “One Player You Have Never Heard Of Defines My Baseball Card Collecting Childhood”

My Season With Javier Baez and the 2012 Peoria Chiefs

Today’s mailbox gift was a 2012 Peoria Chiefs minor league baseball card set. The 31-card set printed by MultiAd Sports was purchased on eBay for $10.58 shipped. It was purchased with part of my Christmas eBay gift card. In collecting one million Chicago Cubs baseball cards, minor league issues and team sets will be aContinue reading “My Season With Javier Baez and the 2012 Peoria Chiefs”

1989 Peoria Chiefs Kodak/McDonalds Minor League Set

The year 1989, as previously discussed, is my first real memory of being all-in as a baseball card collector. Growing up in a small town we lived a simple life. The only thing I wanted for my 8th birthday was a small party with my eight closest friends “camping out” in the backyard following aContinue reading “1989 Peoria Chiefs Kodak/McDonalds Minor League Set”