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Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects From 35 Years Ago In Baseball Cards

Baseball America began their organizational top 10 rankings in 1983. Thirty-five years ago. Can it really be that long ago since 1983? Prospects have always fascinated me since discovering that 1989 Topps Ty Griffin future stars card as a seven year old. There may be nothing better in baseball, in my eyes, as combing throughContinue reading “Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects From 35 Years Ago In Baseball Cards”

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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”

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”