If you haven’t already, give Sports Card Mosaics a follow on Twitter (@card_mosaics). His real name is Ben, and does awesome work. Check out his latest creation of Cal Ripken Jr.
I am jonesing to see him do Ryne Sandberg! We have now done a couple trades, with this most recent transaction having me send a 1980 Topps Ozzie Smith card out to Boulder, Colorado. In turn, Ben sent a plain white envelope (PWE) with 11 Chicago Cubs baseball cards inside.
I’ll save my #TeamPWE tirades for now, but let’s just say I am a proud sender and receiver of baseball cards (lower value – less than $10) in the old PWE. This isn’t 1999 anymore when you could sent a small bubble mailer for 88 cents.
Ben packaged the envelope well with a couple top loaders protecting the nine interior cards. At the top was a 1982 Topps Lee Smith rookie card. Could this be the most underrated rookie card of a Hall of Famer?
On the other end was a 2019 Topps Kris Bryant.
Inside, a couple of classic 1980’s Chicago Cubs who recently passed this year. The first, Bill Buckner. He included a 1983 Topps and 1984 Topps card of Billy Buck.
The other recent Cubs player to have passed on this year was Scott Sanderson. Here’s his 1986 Topps card. These two passings really hit me card because they were players that were beloved and played when I first discovered the game of baseball as a young child.
By the way, if you are part of #TeamPWE, I have created this shirt that is available to purchase for the next week.
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Friday’s (7/5/2019) Cards: 11
Friday’s (7/5/2019) Packages: 1
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: 7,273
June’s Cubs Count: 7,690
July’s Cubs Count: 6,859
Total Trades/Donations: 165
Trade States of Origin:
New Jersey (10)
New York (14)
North Carolina (5)
West Virginia (3)
Countries of Origin