One Big Mailday Weekend

Almost 6,000 Cubs baseball cards were added to the collection between Friday and Saturday.

Big Shep from the About the Cards podcast sent a BIG box of Cubs. Nearly 4,500 Cubs cards were in his package and it makes it the second largest Cubs package of 2019. Bryan in Texas sent the largest box of Cubs this year with 4,547 Cubs cards.

People often ask me if I actually count my Cubs cards. The answer is yes. It seems like it would take a long time to count almost 300,000 cards, but in reality my average mailday is less than 400 cards. That’s an easy task. But how do I keep track of a larger box like Big Shep’s?

I count the cards by the 100, and put each pile in a 3,200 count box separating them by post-it notes. At the end I just count up the post-it notes. This box included some neat cards like a 2004 Upper Deck Etchings Carlos Vasquez numbered 740/2004.

I’m a sucker for Bowman Platinum. Here’s a 2010 Bowman Platinum Starlin Castro rookie card.

A young Kerry Wood from 1998 Stadium Club.

And there were even some newer cards like this shiny 2018 Bowman Draft Chrome Refractor Brendon Little.

Another box came from Josh. Love Javier Baez, and this is a really sweet 2019 Gypsy Queen Fortune Teller insert. This is my first Gypsy Queen of 2019.

A Willson Contreras sepia refractor from 2017 Topps Chrome.

A few 1970’s cards inside like a 1975 Topps Rookie Infielders that included Manny Trillo.

And “sweet swingin” Billy Williams from 1973 Topps.

The weekend adds pushed my collection to over 296,000 Cubs cards.

One Million Cubs Project Stats

Saturday’s (4/20/2019) Cards: 5,697

Saturday’s (4/20/2019) Packages: 3

January’s Cubs Count: 9,343

February’s Cubs Count: 8,980

March’s Cubs Count: 15,704

April’s Cubs Count: 9,724

Total Trades/Donations: 103

Trade States of Origin:

California (5)
Connecticut (8)

Florida (3)

Georgia (3)

Illinois (13)
Indiana (3)


Maryland (5)
Massachusetts (3)

Minnesota (2)

New Hampshire
New Jersey (7)
New York (8)
North Carolina (4)
Ohio (4)

Pennsylvania (3)

Rhode Island

South Carolina
Tennessee (4)
Texas (4)

Washington (2)

West Virginia
Wisconsin (9)

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