Actually, this is the first (and probably only) Madlock Monday but who doesn't like a good song pun?
At any given time, I feel like I have a bazillion side projects within my overall umbrella of being a Cubs collector. One that's been on the back burner was trying to get all of the Topps All-Star Rookie Cup cards signed. Well, I guess everything has technically been on the back burner lately, haha.
Paul of Wrigley Wax recently did a write-up on all of the Cubs players with this honor with the recent additions of Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber in 2016 and another one from a few years back with Cubs from the "missing years" when Topps named the teams but neglected to put trophies on the cards. And here's the Wiki list of each year's teams.
Sometime before my hiatus, I had picked up a very nice copy of Bill Madlock's 1975 Topps card that showcased his All-Star Rookie Team honors. Sharp corners, nicely centered.
|1975 Topps #104 Bill Madlock|
And when an autograph appearance came up, I sent in my card to be signed. Not only that, but I knocked off my ATCRCS card too.
I mostly remember Madlock as a Pirate and Dodger, but as the blog title used to say before it was shortened says, Once a Cub...Always a Cub.
And speaking of which, he also joins my collection through my Ivy niche collection with those teams.
|1981 Donruss #252 Bill Madlock|
|1987 Fleer #445 Bill Madlock|