The flu had me down for three days. I felt so crappy, that I didn’t even make the trip down my driveway to the mailbox on Monday or Tuesday.
Once Wednesday rolled around I collected my mail that included six packages and more than 2,000 Cubs cards.
Chad in Milwaukee sent another envelope just days after a vintage PWE arrived. This one included nine 1980 O-Pee-Chee Cubs plus a 1961 Topps Frank Thomas along with another nice note. And that’s what I love about this hobby: sharing ideas like the BCW sorting tray.
Art in Idaho sent a six-pack of Cubs. We had conversed through Twitter about our Quad Cities childhood memories, namely the popular card shop, ABC Collectibles.
Brandon in New York shipped out a stack of Cubs!
@RumHamSinkie sent a bunch of Sandberg and Sosa.
Al in Michigan sent a variety of Cubs cards, too.
Don in South Carolina sent a flat rate box. There was a number of new cards in this one including a couple Sammy Sosa inserts.
The 1990’s, especially towards the end of the decade, had some pretty rad insert cards. One of those “rad” inserts was a 1996 Fleer Ultra Golden Prospect of Jason Maxwell. By the way: Did you call it Fleer Ultra or Ultra Fleer? I had a lot of friends in the 90’s that called it Ultra Fleer and it drove me nuts.
Topps Heritage was released this week, and its a set that maintains collectibility through the years unlike other mainstream sets. Here’s a 2002 Heritage Chrome Jon Lieber numbered 357/553.
Nearly lost my eyesight staring at the blue brightness of this 2013 Topps Alfonso Soriano.
A new Ryne Sandberg card for my collection.
The future! Kerry Wood and Mark Prior.
Unfortunately, the not so future: Corey Patterson.
Buried in the middle of these cards was an autograph of a long-forgotten Cubs prospect, which are my favorite ones. It’s Dennis Abreu from 2001 Topps.
Look at this! Willson Contreras jersey relic! And it has a pinstripe. I like! I like!
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Wednesday’s (2/27/2019) Cards: 2,178
Wednesday’s (2/27/2019) Packages: 6
January’s Cubs Count: 9,343
February’s Cubs Count: 8,924
Total Trades/Donations: 62
Trade States of Origin:
New Jersey (5)
New York (6)
North Carolina (2)