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:
New Jersey (9)
New York (9)
North Carolina (4)