Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's About Time Cubs Collectors Start Their Own Blogs!!!

Since I started this humble little blog, and created the Sports Card Blogroll, I noticed that there were a few team specific card bloggers out there. Sure you have your Orioles blogger, a couple of Reds bloggers, three Dodgers bloggers, four Cleveland Indians bloggers, etc. There is even one White Sox card blogger. They are all great writers, and I highly recommend reading each one, whether you are a fan of the team or not.

The Cubs have a rabid fan base. Even if the team hasn't won a MLB championship in a century, the team has many fans not only in Chicago, but across the country and around the world. But there haven't been any blogs out there that talk about Cubs cards.

Until now.

Lately, I have been contacted by two gentlemen who just started their own blogs, with a focus on the boys in blue. The first blog, written by Steven Panitch, is appropriately (and for Cub fans, annoyingly) titled wait 'til next year, and focuses on the team from a 1960's and 1970's perspective, along with other teams from the era and current Chicago sports information. The second, titled Wrigley Wax, is written by Paul Kosman, who has almost every modern day Cubs card from 1951-2008 (1,702 out of a possible? 1,730 Topps Cubs cards alone).

They've both just started on their blogging journeys. Please visit both. If you're a fan of the Cubs, you'll truly appreciate finally having some representation in the Hobby blogosphere.


JayBee Anama


Steve said...

Thank you very much for the introduction to my blog (and Paul's). I do greatly appreciate it. This just might be the Cubbies year . . . the Cubs will shine in two thousand nine.

Anonymous said...

I was a Cub fan until the realignment put them in with my Astros ... but I will still pull for them when it doesn't present a conflict of interest. :)

I'll be sure to check them out!


night owl said...

Well, you've got four Dodger bloggers if you count me. ;)

Lets Play 2 is a Cubs fan, although his site is on collecting a '64 Topps graded set.

Project '62 is also run by a Cubs fan. I could be missing someone else, too.

gritz76 said...

30 year old cardboard leans to the Cubbie side of things. You gotta love the Cubbie optimism Steve has! Mine always goes away for the winter only to return in the spring, it waivers for most of the summer until it disappears again for the winter.
Go Cubs!!!