Nick runs the blog "Dime Boxes -- The Low-End Baseball Card Collector's Journey" and it's one of my favorite reads. His weekly posts on his FrankenSet are some of my favorites and I look forward to voting every week. My pick hardly ever wins, but sometimes the masses agree with me!
Back in March I sent out some Cubs Care Packages to the Cubs bloggers I know and they seem to have gotten pretty good reviews.
The cards Nick sends are always the best as he continually hits on my player collections and other deficiencies within my collection. For instance, this is my first Nico Hoerner card.
I didn't know I was deficient in this area, but I apparently was. Big Time.
Also, I believe this is my first Cole Hamels card in a Cubs uniform and it's one of those retail only snowflake parallel thingies!
I think this is my favorite card from the entire package, and that's saying something if you continue to scroll through this post.
Yes, I have player collections of guys who didn't play for the Cubs. These two oddballs really help round out my mostly mainstream collection of Jim Abbott.
Two more Brooks Kiescnick cards! I'm now up to 88 cards of Brooks in a Cubs uniform. Nick also sent a Kieschnick-Brewer card . . . should I add it to his binder?
Kid K! 546 different Kerry Wood cards and counting, of which Nick has contributed 24!
Variety. Nick comes across all kinds of cool cards that I don't see down here in P-town.
Wait, what's this? It's huge?
Joe Hicks of the Iowa Cubs! Joe once hit 37 homers in a season for the I-Cubs.
A three year run of Opening Day Kyle Schwarber card. Most excellent.
More Opening Day.
Rizzo! He's starting to heat up!
Modern day cards of older players:
1979 TCMA card of Jolly Charlie. Very cool.
Stan Hack. Did you know I have a mini player collection of Stan Hack?
Post Cereal. This one is in pretty fine condition!
Vintage cardboard of guys who are on my radar.
Runner up for favorite card of the package to the David Ross World Series card is this 1979 Hostess Rick Reuschel card.
Nick, thanks for the cards! Once things slow down around here I'll do my best to send some fun cardboard back you way.