Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Afro, Sideburn and Mustache

three words that could describe 1974 perfectly:


One of the most knowledgeable and generous Cub bloggers around, Paul at Wrigley Wax sent me the complete Topps 1974 team set of the Chicago Cubs. Twenty-seven cards which also include the Jerry Morales in a Padre uniform # 258 and Rookie Infielder Bill Madlock # 600.

However, the three cards that stand out to me are the Afro (Jose Cardenal # 185), Sideburn (Randy Hundley # 319) and Mustache (Bob Locker # 62). Those were the days . . .

Thank you Paul for the complete set and bringing me back to 1974.


  1. Yeah, but is there a card from that set that has all three elements on one card?

  2. My favorite Cubs card from 1974, by far, is the Ron Santo card. It was one of my very first posts. It's an odd shot.

  3. Very cool post. Hair has formed a big part in baseball over the years. Who can forget the Hairs vs Squares World Series?