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One Million Cubs Mailday Featuring Sandberg and Parallels

Brent from Tennessee sent 309 Cubs cards this week. The box arrived on Thursday featuring a plethora of stars from my childhood, namely Ryne Sandberg, Mark Grace, and Andre Dawson.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Ryno Count. This box came with 33 more Sandberg’s for my collection.

A new Mark Grace has been added. This is a 1992 Upper Deck Iooss Collection Mark Grace. Great photo taken in front of the Wrigley Field ivy. Another surprise junk era card I’ve never seen before.

Shawon Dunston was another favorite from the Sandberg/Grace era. The Rated Rookie has always been one of my favorite cards. This Dunston rookie isn’t as iconic as the 1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick, but still one of my favorites.

Speaking of iconic card ideas. Long before the Rated Rookie, Topps had the rookie cup. Here’s a 2013 Topps Anthony Rizzo Blue Parallel rookie cup.

Topps recently began releasing a Holiday set in December. This 2017 edition is going into my Javier Baez collection.

This card was a lot more valuable three years ago as Jorge Soler was ascending. Unfortunately, Soler has quickly descended the past two years with the Kansas City Royals. Hopefully he can turn things around this season as he just turned 26. This is a 2012 Bowman Chrome Refractor.

Finally, a favorite from the 2000’s was Kerry Wood. The 2012 Topps design was pretty bland with a lot of white on the card front. Much better look when covered in gold!

Thanks for the trade Brent. I sent out a box of Pittsburgh Pirates with a handful of Willie Stargell cards in return.

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