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Tony Burbs
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An Anxious Addition
While researching my post about Jim Gleeson a few days ago, I came across a fairly significant player who's name had previously escaped me, one who had also spent time in Chicago, as well.  As the resident Cubs all-time roster fanatic, this felt like an emb...

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Custom Cars and Custom Cards
This is about a week and a half late, but a couple weekends ago, the wife and I made our annual pilgrimage to the mechanized circus that is the Chicago Auto Show.  Neither one of us are what you might traditionally refer to as "gear heads," though I think e...

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Calbee Does America, Part 2
The weather was absolutely beautiful in Chicago this weekend.  With that in mind, the wife and I did what any other self-respecting, newly-married couple would do with the gift of sunshine and nearly 70 degree temperatures in the middle of February:  we wal...

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Calbee Does America, Part 2
The weather was absolutely beautiful in Chicago this weekend.  With that in mind, the wife and I did what any other self-respecting, newly-married couple would do with the gift of sunshine and nearly 70 degree temperatures in the middle of February:  we wal...

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A Mysterious Benefactor
For the second time now, a man I'll forever refer to as Skokie Tom has surprised me with an unannounced and needed Conlon single for my Cubs All-Time Roster Collection binder.  To be completely honest, I am not even sure how Tom got my address so that he co...

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Free Hockey!
A very happy National Hockey Card Day to you all!  I hope that you went out to your local card shop (or the hockey Hall of Fame, if you're in Canada) to celebrate appropriately.  If you are unfamiliar with this most hallowed hockey holiday, much like the ne...

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Baseball Every Night
Pitchers and catchers have reported, position players are due in by tomorrow, and we are just over a week away from Spring Training games being played in ballparks across Arizona and Florida.  Weather-wise, spring has sprung a touch early here in Chicago, a...

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Resistance is Futile
I should never, ever go to Las Vegas. This is something silly that I learned about myself from my most recent trip to Dave & Busters.  Have you ever played those coin pusher games at a D&B, Chuck E. Cheese's, county fair, etc.?  Well, they can be quite addi...

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Dime Boxin' On My Turf
This past Saturday, like many a time before, I made my way to the local "Sports Cards and More" card show in nearby Orland Park, IL.  It's, by far, the closest, regular card show to my current residence and, as such, I have going there semi-regularly for ab...

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Bullish on Valentines Day
My first Valentines Day as a married man - wow, that's weird to think about.  Now that this poor woman is stuck with me for the rest of her life, I hope that she's okay with receiving the following as her February 14th gift: Just kidding, of course.  Our pr...
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