One Million Cubs Project Fan Favorites

Topps Archives has Fan Favorites autographs each year in its release. I’m a fan of these because it’s not the same old retired players that appear year after year.

I would love to see some different former Cubs appear, but I digress. This Mailday post is going to feature the One Million Cubs Project Fan Favorites.


On occasion I like to feature random Cubs cards in this space. Today, it’s completely dedicated to that thanks to a box from Chris in Massachusetts. Well, not completely. I do need to highlight this Ryne Sandberg card, because I don’t have this card, and didn’t know these existed.

This is a 1986 Drake’s Big Hitters Ryne Sandberg. However, it appears hand cut from a collector. It appears that this card came on the side or bottom of a Drake’s snacks box.

On to the fan favorites of Chicago Cubs yesteryear. I’ll start with Rick Wrona. I recently tweeted out a Cubs lineup from 1989, and Wrona was the starting catcher. Someone asked who Wrona was, and I blindly thought Wrona played much more than he did. Wrona did play in Major League Baseball for six seasons, but only 73 games.

Scott Sanderson, on the other hand, had a long career in the big leagues.


Much of that big league career was with the Chicago Cubs in the 1980’s and was a top pitcher on the 1984 Cubs team.

Marvell Wynne had a long career, but often overlooked as a Cubs player.

While Wynne and Wrona are not really known as fan favorites, this next guy sure is.


Shawon Dunston was a huge fan favorite with the Cubs, and he has also been included in the Topps Archives Fan Favorites checklist.

I wanted to highlight Luis Salazar solely based on a response to a tweet where I listed a Cubs starting lineup from 1989.


Luis Salad Bar. Love it! So, here is a collection of some Luis “Salad Bar” Salazar Cubs Baseball Cards.

Many former Cubs players were mingling following the Larry Pogofsky All Star Challenge a few weeks ago. Les Lancaster participated in thé game and stuck around for the post game barbecue. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to chat with Les, so as a consolation here are some Les Lancaster baseball cards.

Thanks for the box of Cubs, Chris. A lot of memories from the cards in here.


One Million Cubs Project Stats
Thursday’s (9/26/2019) Cards: 830

Thursday’s (9/26/2019) 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: 10,803

August’s Cubs Count: 11,929

September’s Cubs Count: 8,527

Total Trades/Donations: 248

Trade States of Origin:
Arizona (4)
Alabama (5)

California (20)

Colorado (5)
Connecticut (13)


Florida (9)

Georgia (3)

Idaho (3)
Illinois (19)
Indiana (5)

Iowa (2)


Kentucky (2)

Maryland (10)
Massachusetts (10)

Minnesota (3)


Missouri (4)



New Hampshire (2)
New Jersey (12)

New Mexico (3)
New York (22)
North Carolina (6)
Ohio (13)

Oregon (3)
Pennsylvania (6)

Rhode Island (2)

South Carolina

South Dakota
Tennessee (8)
Texas (7)


Vermont (3)

Virginia (2)
Washington (5)

West Virginia (7)
Wisconsin (12)

Countries of Origin

Canada (1)

Korea (2)

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