The west coast is where two packages of Cubs arrived on Monday. Amador in Vacaville, California and Ty in Seattle, Washington sent some sweet Cubs cards.
Amador’s box contained a couple hits, like this Ron Cey in-person Autograph on a 1987 Fleer.
Fire! It’s Topps Fire of Ryne Sandberg from the 2018 set. This card is numbered 148/299. Topps Fire is such an underrated set. I really like it, and will always scoop up several blaster boxes when it hits the retail shelves in the summer.
A Carl Edwards Jr. 2016 Topps Chrome Youth Impact green Refractor numbered 17/99.
Ty in Seattle sent another box. We completed a trade several weeks ago in which I sent him some Ken Griffey Jr. and Edgar Martinez cards. Ty gave me a heads up that he pulled a 2018 Topps Chrome red Refractor of Javier Baez. Whoah! It’s numbered 11/25. Such an awesome card!
Allen & Ginter is always a must grab for me, and I’ve written about the product several times. It’s a classic look, but it’s also not a product for everyone. The checklist also includes actors and other non-sports celebrities. It even contains some odd-the-wall hits. Last year I pulled a shark tooth. Yes, an actual shark tooth embedded inside a baseball card. I digress. Here’s a baseball hit. More importantly a Cubs hit. A framed jersey relic of Carlos Marmol from the 2012 Allen & Ginter set.
More Javy! This is from the 2019 Topps Inception set. It’s a high-end product that I typically do not buy, so it’s awesome to receive these cards in trade packages.
Another nice hit is a Jose Albertos Bowman Chrome Refractor numbered 83/499.
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Monday’s (4/22/2019) Cards: 518
Monday’s (4/22/2019) Packages: 2
January’s Cubs Count: 9,343
February’s Cubs Count: 8,980
March’s Cubs Count: 15,704
April’s Cubs Count: 10,242
Total Trades/Donations: 105
Trade States of Origin:
New Jersey (7)
New York (8)
North Carolina (4)