Players with 12/31 Birthdays (I was born in ’82, and there are two of them according to Baseball-reference)
Ronald Belisario (1982) (LAD/CWS/TBR)
Julio DePaula (1982) (MIN)

  • Cubs specific 12/31s
    Fred Beebe (1879) (CHC/STL/CIN/PHI/CLE)
    Loyd Christopher (1919) (BOS/CHC/CHW)
    Jim Tracy (1955) (CHC)
    Steve Engel (1961) (CHC)
    Rick Aguilera (1961) (NYM/MIN/BOS/CHC)

*Will happily accept any other player/prospect with 12/31 birthdays, year is irrelevant!

    Henry Clark (active 1897-98, Spiders/Orphans)
    Todd Pratt (active 1992-2006) (Phils/Cubs (1995)/Mets/Braves)
    Tyler Cloyd (Phils 2012-13)
    Don Stetson Mason (Giants, 1966-73)
    Ty Stetson (Windy City Thunderbolts, Frontier League, 2014)
    Stetson Woods (AZL Giants, 2014-15)
    Stetson Nelson (Grand Prairie AirHogs, 2015)
    Stetson Banks (ARL Dodgers, 2009; Great Lakes Loons, 2010)
    Stetson Allie (Pirates Minors, 2011-15)
    Frank Stetson (Minors, 1890-1901)
  • Stetson University Alums
    Jacob deGrom
    Corey Kluber
  • Bellevue University Alums
    Tim Stutheit (Cubs Minors, 1992-93)
    William Trapani (Cubs Minors, 1979)
    T.J. Bohn (Mariners, 2006; Phils, 2008)
    Randy Ruiz (Twins, 2008; Jays, 2009-10)

Player Collections

Ervin Santana (LAA/KC/ATL/MIN) (He follows me on Twitter!)

Players from Southeast Asia (traveled/lived in for a few years, so fun odd connection)

  • Munenori Kawasaki
  • Ichiro
  • Nori Aoki
  • Jung Ho Kang
  • Seung-hwan Oh (The Final Boss, Cardinals)

-Anything Cubs, specific Cubs PCs are any recent players, along with the HOFers and others listed below

  • (HOF) Ernie Banks
  • (HOF) Andre Dawson
  • (HOF) Fergie Jenkins
  • (HOF) Greg Maddux
  • (HOF) Ron Santo
  • (HOF) Ryne Sandberg
  • (HOF) Billy Williams
  • Moises Alou
  • John Baker
  • Darwin Barney
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Mark Grace
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Kerry Wood

-Non-Cubs PCs

  • Buster Posey
  • Madison Bumgarner
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Joey Votto
  • Yadier Molina
  • Bryce Harper
  • Mike Trout
  • Darryl Strawberry (was a huge fan as a kid)
  • Nolan Ryan
  • (Basically any of the greats, past and present)

Jason Motte as a Cub (think this may be the only one)
Moises Alou – Have 9 of him as an Expo, 0 as a Cub!
Howard Johnson – Have 4-5 as a Met, 0 as a Cub!


I have a few 2016 Series 1 needs, will post once completely collated.
Once my all time Cubs collection is collated, I’ll post a link to it

Also collecting Detroit Lions cards, no matter the era.  Collection is rather small right now, but have other football cards to trade if you’re looking for those.