Friday Mailday: It Was a Good Day

Apologies to Ice Cube, as I steal his line, but Friday was a good day for Cubs fans. Kyle Hendricks pitched a gem over the Cardinals, and I received some sweet Cubs packages.

As I returned home from Chicago I had some mail from Friday to open, thanks to Courtney and Michael.

Courtney and I have made about four trades as we swap Nationals for Cubs. This package of 42 cards had a couple hits including a 2017 Allen & Ginter Jake Arrieta jersey relic that has a blue pinstripe.

On the day this package arrived, Kyle Hendricks was twirling a gem. Hendricks threw an 81-pitch complete game shutout over the Cardinals.

I was there, and what a game. It was fast! Here’s a nice Hendricks hit from 2017 Donruss. It’s a Dominator Insert numbered 202/249.

Some Gypsy Queen from 2019. This is a product I haven’t bought any. Usually I grab a couple blasters of every product, but have not done so in 2019. Javy Baez!

On the top of the box Michael sent was an instant hit. Marlon Byrd 2012 Allen & Ginter framed jersey relic with a pinstripe. These Allen & Ginter framed relics are beauty’s.

Another hit inside. My first Kosuke Fukudome Relic. This may also be my first relic from Topps Lineage. The card is a little smaller than the standard size card.

Even some vintage thrown in. Lindy McDaniel 1964 Topps.

A couple sweet rookie cards. My favorite player: Javier Baez. His 2015 Topps rookie card.

Kris Bryant’s first Bowman card from 2014.

The mailday also included an eBay purchase from the recent $3 coupon. On occasion eBay will put out a code for $3 off any item priced above $3 (shipping price does not count). I found this Topps Throwback Thursday National League MVP Contenders Javier Baez/Christian Yelich for $3.25 shipped. Using the code, I picked it up for a quarter!

During my travels I stopped to find Bowman. Had some luck, and even found a couple blasters of 2018 Topps Update. In all, I pulled 20 Cubs cards.

One Million Cubs Project Stats

Friday’s (5/3/2019) Cards: 243

Friday’s (5/3/2019) Packages: 3

January’s Cubs Count: 9,343

February’s Cubs Count: 8,980

March’s Cubs Count: 15,704

April’s Cubs Count: 11,651

May’s Cubs Count: 243

Total Trades/Donations: 113

Trade States of Origin:

California (6)
Connecticut (8)

Florida (5)

Georgia (3)

Illinois (13)
Indiana (3)


Maryland (6)
Massachusetts (3)

Minnesota (2)

New Hampshire
New Jersey (9)
New York (9)
North Carolina (4)
Ohio (5)

Oregon (2)
Pennsylvania (3)

Rhode Island

South Carolina
Tennessee (4)
Texas (4)

Washington (3)

West Virginia
Wisconsin (9)

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