Treasure Lesson #8: Fun with Corn

Okay…every once in a while I find something that opens me to a world that I never knew about.

In this case, it is the world of  the “Cornhole Game”.

Yeah…I said it. Cornhole.

Feel free to snicker and laugh away…but there is some SERIOUS dough being made with this game. Or at least in the manufacturing of the game parts.

Definition from Wikipedia: Cornhole (tailgate toss, bean bag toss, baggo, dbags, or bags) is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing cornhole bags (cotton duck bags filled with feed corn) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end.

Evidentally, this cornholing is a popular tailgating and/or party game in the Midwest.  And upon further investigation, apparently Chicago is a big  “Mecca of Cornholery”.

But I digress….

My dive into this world began with a piece of  MLB fabric with the Chicago Cubs logo that I picked up at a thrift store in January, 2010. It was a good size piece and I was actually buying it to do something with  myself. But I always look up things I buy to see if, by chance, they are worth anything. Good thing I did.

It seemed this piece of fabric, that I paid a $1.00 for, was worth quite a bit. It appears that a lot of MLB fabrics are not being made anymore. These are quite desired by people who make the beanbags for the famous “Cornhole Game”.

Paid:1.00

Sold: $75.00

Treasure Lesson #8: MLB (and NFL too) fabrics that are out of print are very desirable to many “Cornholers”.

There…I think I was able to use that word in every form of the English language.

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6 Responses to Treasure Lesson #8: Fun with Corn

  1. Kathleen says:

    Your timing is perfect. Just last week, while visiting my husband’s family located just outside of CHICAGO, guess what we played?? Baggo! Not only did we toss the bags for fun, but we had tournaments complete with “brackets”. It was serious busines that included formal hand shaking and cheering. Who knew??

  2. latenightcoffee says:

    Very cool Kathleen…and now you know to shout out “Let’s breakout the Cornhole!” next time you are up there…..

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