I took this picture of a copy of the Chicago Tribune–from the day after the White Sox won the World Series in 2005– to send it in to a memorabilia appraisal TV show I read about online. I have no illusions that it has any monetary value. And yet, as a hardcore Cubs fan, a paper like this for my team would be more valuable than I could ever quantify. I hope to see one someday.
When this paper came to my door back in 2005, I couldn’t open it up. I knew what the news was, and I wasn’t even upset by it. But to take the paper out of the bag was an emotional bridge I could not cross. So until the Cubs reach that same point, that plastic bag isn’t going anywhere.