2016 Cubs – The Third 10 Games

We’re now 60 games into the season, so I need to catch up with this little adventure of mine.  This third batch of games is when all the big talk and high hopes went to a whole new level.  I mean, we won 9 of 10 games, after already winning 75% of our first 20.  Clearly the team is unstoppable and should just be granted wins for the rest of the season, right?

All of these are super old scans

Speaking of winning a lot, here’s a young Greg Maddux

No Rick Face here

Side note: My old scanner from about 8 years ago was terrible.  This is not a foil card or anything. This is an actual 1989 Fleer and that should be solid gray.

Sign your name within the lines

Maddux didn’t do anything but win.  Except for when he lost.

It may not look like much, but 1990 score was better than most brands that year

But still, as you surely know, he won 15 games or more 17 years in a row, starting in 1988.

Name on front

I have no idea where I’m going with this, but hey.  The Cubs have been winning a bunch.  He won a bunch.

See, name within the lines

But maybe it’s also worth saying that all streaks end.

All of these cards were from my original collecting run

While I’m enjoying this insane run the Cubs have been going on, I really can’t help but think that it’s just that.

They were scavenged from my parents’ basement

I’m bracing myself for the drop off.  The Pirates and Cardinals are still really good, and we can’t take anything for granted.

Long live junk wax!

So, when people start talking about run differential records or best records in baseball, it’s fun to dream (and watch), but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.  We’re only 30 games in!

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