Friday, June 30, 2023
Thursday, June 29, 2023
I recently sent out four TTM requests and had all of them back within three weeks. I've been pleasantly pleased at how successful I've been with my TTMs. In all I've sent out seven requests. All have been returned and the longest wait was 22 days.
As much as possible I've been asking the players to personalize the request and all have done so. Three of my four recent additions were personalized. The one that wasn't was because I had to get his signature through a service called Past Pros and they charge extra for the personalization.
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
There are five Cubs players with cards that we not seen prior to the release of series two. But since all five had played in games with the 2023 Cubs, I had made my own version of their cards. Today will compare what Topps came up with next to my cards.
My cards are on the left and the right side has the Topps card.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023
By my count there are eleven basic insert sets in series two, sets that are just cards and not serial-numbered. Yesterday I showed the three 1988 sets and today I've got the Cubs from the other eight sets.
Actually, it is just the other five sets. The Cubs were skunked in three (Heavy Lumber, Home Run Challenge, and Significant Statistics).
Monday, June 26, 2023
Topps salute to 1988 continued in series two. In addition to the usual regular and chrome cards, an All-Star set was included. Cubs players were in all three sets.
Sunday, June 25, 2023
I've got 21,162 Cubs cards from 316 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Year - 1993
Main Brands - Topps, Donruss, Fleer, Score, Upper Deck
Number of Players Included Among All the Sets: 43
Players Included in Every Set: 17
As we roll through the junk wax era, the number of different players is going up. Rookie cards seem to be the reason for the bump. Companies were catering to the collectors who wanted to snap up blocks of cards of the next Mickey Mantle. Those speculators didn't end up with college funds, they ended up with kindling for the fireplace.