It was just a week ago life in the good ole U.S. of A. seemed fine. Bradley, my college basketball team of choice, had just defended its Missouri Valley Conference tournament title and was set to go dancing.
Then the dominoes started to fall. All of the major sports leagues were put on hiatus, travel bans were implemented, every school in Illinois was on break until the end of the month, and I still can't find a single loaf of bread in P-town. Luckily my parents gave us a bread machine not too long ago. #winning
My wife and I were planning on meeting up with my family for lunch today, but we decided against it. I work in a
So, yeah... I guess I'm social distancing. Ugh.
In the mean time I can organize my Vogelmonster collection, package up some trade packages, and organize the recent influx of Cubs cardboard.
Speaking of which, here is one of the more recent packages to hit my mailbox.
Cards on Cards, apparently had some Cubs cards lying around and sent them my way. Most excellent.
What a great start to a package of cards! The vintage Topps logo makes me smile.
Team Heroes of Kid K and Sarge:
For whatever reason I had a player collection of Mark Grudzielanek when he played with Les Expos. Yes, I was all over the map when I was a young collector.
Wow, that Schwarber refractor photographed really well! Look at those purples and reds!
The 1989 Cubs are still one of my favorite Cubs teams ever. Dunston was a major cog on that team and Assenmacher was a trade deadline addition.
2020 Cubs! The Bote is a unique photo. You don't see flips too frequently on cardboard.
You remember when the checklist for Topps 2020 Series 1 came out and everyone was upset about the Rangers only having 1 card in the entire set?
The Schwarber is an insert from the 2020 flagship product and the 150 Years of Fun card of Ernie is from 2019 Opening Day. I love me some inserts!
Ahhhhhhh... This one was the most coveted card on my want-list.
Thanks for the great care package, Kerry. It'll provide some enjoyment as sort them into my Cubs FrankenSet and my player binders.
For those of you missing live baseball right now Ken Burns has decided to make his baseball documentary available to us for free! I know what I'll be doing this week when I'm not sorting cards!
Be safe everyone and wash those hands!