Trevor, a blog reader from Canada, sent me a box of cards recently that has taken me some time to make way through. I haven't received so many Cubs cards in one package since the days of those insane JBF bombings! (BWTP knows what I'm talking about.)
Along with the package was a really nice note. Thanks, Trevor! I always appreciate a good note.
300+ Cubs cards in the box and it was mostly from the junk wax era, as the note mentioned. There were a couple cards from the late 70s and early 80s, and two were from the twenty-first century, but the overwhelming majority were from 1988 to 1993.
Hey, that's right in my collecting wheelhouse! I found some keepers for my player collections:
one of my favorite Cubs books and he's stuck in my head as someone to collect ever since.
Someday Topps, Panini or another company will produce a LARGE set in the likeness of Fan Favorites or Hometown Heroes and I'll be all over it. If I were in control I'd set up internet polls for each team's fan base to vote on twenty players who should be included in the 600 card set, with part of the criteria being that all players who made five or more All-Star games would be ineligible. I think that would eliminate most of the all-time greats, and let's be honest, they see enough cardboard.
Last cards for the post . . . some Cubs FrankenSet finds!
The 1991 Topps Archives of Phil Cavarretta from the 1953 set is a first for my collection. I think Trevor included an entire Cubs team set, which was pretty cool indeed. I'm a fan of Turk the Quirk, so the Gold Rush parallel was a shoe in. Also, how cool is it that I now have an O-Pee-Chee card (bottom right) from Canada in my set? Very nice.
Thanks for a great return package, Trevor! Stay warm this winter in the great white north!