I recently had the pleasure of finding a box of cards sitting on my front ledgy thing by the front door.
It turns out my sister's husband had bought them for my nephew and he had cherry picked them for the modern cards. I guess he wasn't into the junk wax era stuff. If it isn't glossy he doesn't want it, I guess.
So I brought them in and started to go through them. It came to about 250 cards. All Cubs.
I don't know if I ever mentioned it but I gave 95% of my Cubs cards to the same nephew. He definitely enjoys having them. I even made him a custom binder with a collage of Cubs, mostly Sosa, that I had cut out of various Becketts, Tuff Stuffs, and Street & Smiths magazines. I also put a lot of Cubs stickers everywhere on it.
What was left wasn't anything great. Just a lot of cards I had never had before.
Here are the cards:
Japan's single season hit king.
Barely remember this at all.
I like this card.
Goofy is as goofy does.
Same kind of player as Marvell.
I guess he wanted to sound more mature by dropping the 'is' from Curt.
I bet he has 10,000 of this card.
He was dating Janine Turner of Northern Exposure fame for a while. I don't know if they got married.
I had a crush on Janine back then. Not anymore.
I have to mute him anymore on MLB network. He just kind of throws stuff out there, hoping it will stick.
To much I could use right here, but, I can't narrow it down.
Came to the Cubs a couple years too late.
I thought he was really going to keep getting better.
Shawon-O-Meter: .237 avg., 237 wild throws.
Part time player, dentist, cpa, lawyer, optometrist.
Again? He must have had something on Zimmer.
Best season by a Cubs starter since Sutcliffe in '84.
I found him creepy.
He had some good seasons.
Still at .237 and 237.
Like the candid shot.
I really like this candid shot and the green boarders.
Such an awkward pose.
I'll continue the rest of this nice pickup of Cubs cards in part 2.
Thanks for reading.