Congratulations to Brad Wackerlin of Lake in the Hills, IL for being named as the March 2005 Collector of the Month!

The TCC Collector of the Month Award recognizes collectors for their contribution to the trading card hobby and their demonstrated interest in the hobby.

Brad has been collecting trading cards ever since he bought his first pack of Topps baseball cards in 1980 when he was just 8. For over 25 years, he has collected baseball and hockey cards.

As a lifelong Cubs fan, he grew up idolizing Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson and Mark Grace. However, Grace has been Brad's favorite player ever since he came up as a rookie in 1988. Why? According to Brad, "Mark Grace was a throwback, 'old-school' player. He played the game the old-fashioned way and gave it his all. He was consistency defined: an above .300 average, gold-glove defense and a dirty uniform all were staples of his game."

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Congratulations again, Brad!