My mom’s birthday was Friday August 31, so I drove down to Illinois to celebrate the occasion. It just so happened that Shannon in Sterling had more monster boxes of cards for me, and I had a Pearl Jam poster for him.
On Saturday afternoon as I meandered back to Wisconsin I made a detour to Sterling and made the swap. One Pearl Jam poster for 15 monster boxes of cards.
That’s a few of them. In fact, I was so busy over the long weekend fulfilling trades, Sportlots and eBay orders that I’ve only dug into three boxes. With that, I do not have an accurate count of the Cubs inside.
When I arrived home there was a small flat rate box from STB Minors. They are my go-to dealer for minor league team sets. Their prices are really competitive, if a team store is out of stock.
Six sets were inside, including a 2014 Kane County Cougars that features David Bote’s second minor league card.
Bote’s first card was also here: inside the 2013 Kane County Cougars set.
Starlin Castro was in the 2010 Tennessee Smokies set.
I also ordered the 2014 Tennessee Smokies set.
The 2012 Daytona Cubs set featured an awesome wood border, and I had no idea that Yankees infielder Ronald Torreyes was in the Cubs system. After a check at Baseball Reference he came to the Cubs with Travis Wood from the Reds in the Sean Marshall trade.
And the 2014 Daytona Cubs set featured Willson Contreras.
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Saturday’s (9/1/2018) cards: 187+
Saturday’s (9/1/2018) packages: 2
Weekly Count: 4,888+
Total Count: 154,736+