Before I headed down to Rosemont on Saturday morning for the Larry Pogofsky All Star Challenge Softball Game, I wanted to get a current count of Cubs baseball cards for my Cubs Card-O-Meter.
Well, I did get an updated count from the three packages that were delivered on Friday: 342,150. However, I didn’t have enough numbers to stick on my poster board, so I opted against wearing it to the game.
Bella in Massachusetts sent a second trade package that included some Cubs goodies. Speaking of the celebrity softball game I attended, here’s a cool Collect-A-Books if Jerome Walton. I was able to meet the 1989 National League Rookie of the Year this past weekend.
Another young player I am excited about if Dylan Cease. Unfortunately, Cease is now on the other side of town with the Chicago White Sox. This is a refractor from his 2016 Bowman Chrome during his days as a Cubs prospect.
Piles of current Cubs stars were included. My favorite: Javier Baez, of course.
Albert Almora has struggled this season, but he’s been a big piece in the Cubs lineup the past couple years.
Another favorite is Kyle Schwarber. He is nearing 40 home runs on the season. That mark is making my preseason prediction of Schwarber leading the team in home runs look good.
Kris Bryant continues to play like a superstar after having his struggles.
And you can’t mention Bryant without the Rizzo. Hopefully Anthony Rizzo will be cleared to return to action soon after a scary ankle sprain last week.
Ed in Baltimore (I like to call him Oddball Eddie for his selection of oddball cards he sends) sent a second box in as many weeks. It’s a good thing I found some good Orioles (and Brooks Robinson) cards recently.
Some oddballs he sent this time include Starting Lineup cards. Ryne Sandberg and Mark Grace represented here. Starting Lineups are something I never really got into as a youth, and never really collected them later on. The reason I probably haven’t scooped any up is because I didn’t collect them as a kid so there’s no nostalgia attached.
An Upper Deck card I’ve never seen before is this Billy Williams from 1992. It’s numbered HI9.
An Ernie Banks oddball from 1984 in which he’s pictured with Willie Mays.
Finally, Steve in Tennessee sent a box of about 1,000 Cubs baseball cards. Steve and I have an ongoing Cubs for Red Sox trade and this is probably our fourth or fifth trade.
One Million Cubs Project Stats
Friday’s (9/13/2019) Cards: 1,869
Friday’s (9/13/2019) 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: 7,273
June’s Cubs Count: 7,690
July’s Cubs Count: 10,803
August’s Cubs Count: 11,929
September’s Cubs Count: 6,312
Total Trades/Donations: 239
Trade States of Origin:
New Hampshire (2)
New Jersey (12)
New Mexico (3)
New York (21)
North Carolina (6)
Rhode Island (2)
West Virginia (6)
Countries of Origin