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Monday Mailbag: Is Sammy Sosa Hall of Fame Worthy?

Monday’s are not Monday’s when you come home to baseball cards. Cubs baseball cards make the day even better.

Bill in New Jersey and J.D. in San Antonio brightened this Monday with packages of Cubs baseball cards.

Bill’s box had a little bit of everything in terms of Cubs talent. From Cubs legends like Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa, and Javier Baez…

To long-time solid Cubs like Shawon Dunston, Jamie Moyer, and Manny Trillo.

And a trio of “oh yeah…I forgot they were Cubs,” like Jason Kendall, Willie Hernandez, and Xavier Nady.

J.D. is doing a hobby purge and was happy to send some Cubs my direction. Too bad he didn’t include some of that Texas weather.

One card was a new add to my collection. It’s a candy topper insert from 2019 Topps Archives of Anthony Rizzo.

The following two cards stood out to me for two reasons. First: these are shiny and really stood out. More importantly: is Sammy Sosa Hall of Fame worthy? The longer the steroids era guys are shunned the more I think they should be enshrined. Sosa hit more than 600 home runs. Cubs bias aside, I think Sosa should be in Cooperstown. As should Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, etc.

Going back to the forgotten Cubs. Who remembers Ivanon Coffie, Bobby Molinaro, Lary Sorensen, and Nic Jackson?

One Million Cubs Project Stats
Monday’s (11/18/2019) Cards: 223

Monday’s (11/18/2019) Packages: 2

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: 9,127

October’s Cubs Count: 15,675

November’s Cubs Count: 3,481

Total Trades/Donations: 294

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

Arkansas
California (21)

Colorado (5)
Connecticut (17)

Delaware (2)

Florida (11)

Georgia (3)

Idaho (3)
Illinois (26)
Indiana (6)

Iowa (2)

Kansas

Kentucky (2)

Louisiana
Maryland (12)
Massachusetts (11)

Michigan (2)
Minnesota (3)

Mississippi

Missouri (5)

Nebraska (2)

Nevada (2)

New Hampshire (2)
New Jersey (15)

New Mexico (4)
New York (28)
North Carolina (6)

North Dakota
Ohio (17)

Oregon (3)
Pennsylvania (9)

Rhode Island (2)

South Carolina (2)

South Dakota
Tennessee (8)
Texas (9)

Utah

Vermont (5)

Virginia (2)
Washington (5)

West Virginia (7)
Wisconsin (12)

Countries of Origin

Canada (1)

Korea (2)

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