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Kris Bryant Topps Short Print and a Couple New Sammy Sosa Cards

About 600 baseball cards arrived in my latest mailday, but only half of that total are Chicago Cubs cards. The other half were Colorado Rockies baseball cards.

My trading buddy Matthew in Michigan sent over a box filled with Colorado Rockies cards along with a few Cubs cards. The Rockies are a team that I am always running out of and have a couple trade partners that take them. Both the Rockies and Nationals are teams that I am consistently looking to replenish, so trades welcome for those teams as well as Cubs.

The other package arrived from New York courtesy of Tim. As I flipped through some 2018 Topps one card really stood out. It’s a Kris Bryant short print! Since I look at so many Topps cards each year I have been able to quickly recognize any short prints, which can be very helpful when digging through dime boxes at card shows.

Kris Bryant won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2015. Bryant became the sixth Chicago Cub to win the award joining Billy Williams (1961), Ken Hubbs (1962), Kerry Wood (1998), Geovany Soto (2008), and this guy….Jerome Walton, who won the award in 1989.

Has anyone ever played the Topps Attax game? Apparently it’s an online game based on the message on the back of the card instructing you to, “play Topps Attax online at www.toppstown.com.” I never have, but maybe one of these days I’ll check it out.

Purple border Topps cards don’t often come in trade packages. This 2013 Topps Brett Jackson is from the purple Toys R Us set. Of course, Toys R Us is no longer open, Meijer packs now include the purple bordered cards.

Two cards I have never seen, and they are from the Sammy Sosa collection. These are from Pacific made in 1999 highlighting the great home run chase of 1998. I really dig the image of Sammy running in the outfield in front of the bleachers with the large sign reading, “21 Sammy You’re the Man.”

One Million Cubs Project Stats
Thursday’s (12/19/2019) Cards: 300

Thursday’s (12/19/2019) 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: 26,705

December’s Cubs Count: 1,759

Total Trades/Donations: 327

Trade States of Origin:
Arizona (6)
Alabama (5)

Arkansas
California (22)

Colorado (6)
Connecticut (19)

Delaware (2)

Florida (13)

Georgia (3)

Idaho (3)
Illinois (29)
Indiana (8)

Iowa (2)

Kansas

Kentucky (2)

Louisiana
Maryland (12)
Massachusetts (12)

Michigan (5)
Minnesota (5)

Mississippi

Missouri (5)

Nebraska (3)

Nevada (2)

New Hampshire (2)
New Jersey (15)

New Mexico (4)
New York (32)
North Carolina (6)

North Dakota
Ohio (19)

Oregon (3)
Pennsylvania (9)

Rhode Island (2)

South Carolina (2)

South Dakota
Tennessee (8)
Texas (10)

Utah

Vermont (6)

Virginia (2)
Washington (7)

Washington, DC

West Virginia (7)
Wisconsin (12)

Countries of Origin

Canada (1)

Korea (3)

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