Monday, November 7, 2016

After A Long Wait, Finally

That seems to be my theme lately.

This isn't a post about the World Series.  But another long wait has ended, though not nearly as long a a life-time wait.

A year and a half ago I was working on the Fleer cloth patches from the late '60s and early '70s.  The Cubs sticker has three different versions.

I've had these two for a while, which are the first and third version.  The second version has the same logo as the top but the dark blue like the bottom.  It was no where to be found until an auction popped up with patches of four teams included the missing Cubs.

I was the only bidder so I ended up with patches for the Angels, Dodgers, Royals, and...


And the long wait almost went longer.  The tracking for the package showed it would be delivered on Tuesday.  It was listed as "Out for Delivery."  When I got home from work, there was no package in the mailbox.

The tracking still showed the next day as "Out for Delivery" and again, no package.  After waiting all this time, would be hopes be crushed?

No!  On Thursday I got home to a package.  It was time to celebrate!


  1. Congratulations on finding the the last variation you needed. It can be quite a challenge trying to track down every one.

    I'm not sure if you are aware, but these same variations exist for the patches with the City/Logo as well. I haven't had a chance to post the 3rd variation on my blog ( yet, but I finally found one recently. I will try to post it when I get a chance.

  2. I have two versions of the City patch, but didn't realize that there was a I have a new quest!