After my Craigslist purchase Wednesday night I behind on updating maildays. From Tuesday, two packages arrived.
Earlier this week I also posted a hobby question regarding Topps online sets. There are Topps Now, Topps Living, Throwback Thursday, On Demand, etc. As I was driving home with a SUV load of baseball cards, I wondered to myself if these gimmicky Topps sets will go the way of Broder sets in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
First off, if you are unaware, Broder is generally a blanket term given to unlicensed baseball cards in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It’s named after a photographer (last name Broder) that put out sets, and now most sets similar to the actual Broder sets are filtered into that name. Think Kleenex in terms of tissue paper.
Topps Now autographs are already worth much less than actual packed out autographs from the Topps releases, Bowman, and other releases. The base Topps Now cards are also a bit overpriced for me. They retail on the Topps website between $7-10. I’d be willing to pay a couple bucks. But, I still love them. I just don’t buy them. Fortunately, I’ve picked up a few in trades. Jonathan in New Jersey sent me a couple new ones for my collection including a Kyle Schwarber from the 2016 World Series.
The second is also from the 2016 World Series featuring Travis Wood, who became the first relief pitcher to hit a home run in the postseason since 1924.
A second package came from Erik in Tennessee. This is our second trade via one of the Facebook collecting groups. He sent more than 300 Cubs cards.
Love the 1987 Topps cards, and I chose to showcase Shawon Dunston because I picked up some really cool Cubs items in that Craigslist purchase. When my head surfaces from under water, I’ll post about the unique items.
It also reached 50 degrees today, and couple with March Madness I had my first grilling of the year. Burgers seasoned with black peppercorn and onion/bacon bits topped with avocado.
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Tuesday’s (3/19/2019) Packages: 2
January’s Cubs Count: 9,343
February’s Cubs Count: 8,980
March’s Cubs Count: 10,647
Total Trades/Donations: 76
Trade States of Origin:
New Jersey (6)
New York (7)
North Carolina (2)