I got the following email a week or so ago
I have a few cubbies for you. Where should I send them?
I knew he was downsizing and I was happy to give a few Cubs cards a new home. I emailed Mark my address.
Days later the mailman dropped off a box of cards. It was a 300 count box from Mark, packed with Cubbie goodness. WOW!! I guess his definition of a few and mine are about 297 off!!
Thank you very much Mark!
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There were cards in the box from Topps 1970 all the way to this year. Here are a few that are new to me:
These are all from the 1991 Conlon Collection. These are sets that I'd like to put together in the near future. I like to think of baseball cards as a reference source. The Conlon cards help tell the Cubs story before the Topps era. In fact, these cards have players who appeared in the World Series in a Cubs uniform!
Some Cubs stars from the past:
And some prospect and rookie sets, including a card of the flaky Turk Wendell, who is shown jumping over the foul line.
I passed on to Sean the ones that I already had, so his collection also had some major growth to it.
Again, Mark, thank you very much for your amazing generosity!