And in my excitement over starting my new Horizontal card collection, I forgot that right after I started this blog nearly two years ago, I sort of, kind of started a different mini collection. I only "remembered" after clearing a binder in anticipation of needing one for Horizontal cards.
One lonely, single sided page in this now empty binder contained non-Cubs cards that showed Wrigley Field's ivy covered walls in the background.
When I was growing up, I thought it would be cool to get some kind of clipping from Wrigley that I could use to start my own authentic Wrigley ivy vine at my house. What can I say, the original Karate Kid movie made me think gardening/grooming bonsai trees would be cool. Why not do it with ivy?
Now, as an adult homeowner, I know how destructive the plant can actually be and will stick with the cardboard variety. While I won't announce this with as much fanfare as I did the Horizontal cards the other day, count me in for any cards showing ivy from Wrigley. While all of these guys are opponents, I suppose if I had duplicates of Cubs players, I'd add them, too.
Below are the other eight that made up that binder page. Now I just have to go figure out Zistle for these and maintain!