Monday, November 14, 2011


So why am I so excited about Monday? It's not the start of another week that's got me so wound up; it's the completion of another set.

Back in August I started putting together team sets of the Cubs cards issued by Hostess from 1975 - 1979. I got a large batch from each of the years in a single lot and then filled in the holes from the usual sources....mostly.

There was one card that was nowhere to be found, the 1975 Rick Monday. About six weeks ago one finally popped up on ebay, but it was in such lousy shape that I passed. The wait continued.

A couple weeks ago another hit the bay, and this time, it was in great shape. The card was a buy it now, so I didn't have to worry about getting into a bidding war. I hit the BIN!

And here it is.

With that, my 30 card collection of Hostess Cubs is complete!

Take a look...


  1. Why do I sense a Night Owl post coming, about how Monday was a Dodger, not a Cub ;-)

  2. Very nice. I loved those Hostess cards. I'm working on the same thing with the Giants now