What a weekend. From the high of getting another truckload of cards from Shannon in Sterling, Illinois on Saturday and a dinner of Casey’s taco pizza, I was hit with the flu by noon Sunday.
I was only able to get a couple of the dozens of monster boxes sorted, and I plan to do a video this week with a snippet of the contents.
When I returned home Saturday afternoon, I had a mailbox containing four packages. A small flat rate box included nine minor league team sets. These were purchased from eBay auctions with each set going for no more than $2. The sets include: 1994 Fleer Pro Cards Orlando Cubs, 1995 Fleer Pro Cards Orlando Cubs, 1993 Classic Best Geneva Cubs, 1989 Star Winston-Salem Spirits, 1989 Best Charleston Wheelers, 1992 Fleer Pro Cards Iowa Cubs, 1988 Eastern League All Stars (included nine Pittsfield Cubs), 1995 Multi-Ad Iowa Cubs, and 1993 Fleer Pro Cards Geneva Cubs.
Another eBay purchase goes into my Cole Roederer player collection. It’s flashy. It’s a 2018 Leaf Flash Autograph numbered 18/50.
An envelope from Chad in Milwaukee also arrived with a note.
There are a total of seven vintage Cubs cards including a 1962 Topps Cuno Barragon. Did you know Barragon hit a home run in his very first MLB at bat, and never hit another home run in the big leagues. John in Bolingbrook, Illinois sent a box of Cubs including a Corey Patterson that is new to my collection.
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Saturday’s (2/23/2019) Cards: 529
Saturday’s (2/23/2019) Packages: 4
January’s Cubs Count: 9,343
February’s Cubs Count: 6,746
Total Trades/Donations: 56
Trade States of Origin:
New Jersey (5)
New York (5)
North Carolina (2)