This post is a week in the making…no, wait. A mailday post is about a month in the making. As my website was transferred to this new platform, and my Cubs Spring Training trip, my Mailday posts were put on the shelf.
The whole COVID19 thing doesn’t help matters, as trades have slowed down. That’s also not a bad thing, as it gives me some time to organize my collection and get caught up on past trades.
Going to the post office has dropped to one weekly necessary trip. That’s when I send out any trade boxes or larger eBay packages that don’t fit in my mailbox (at my home). Last Saturday, April 4, was the first trip I made to the post office in about 10 days. It was filled with some trade packages.
Justin in Washington sent a package that included the 1991 Marathon Oil Cubs team set. And this one is still sealed. I bought one of these sets on eBay a couple years ago, but ripped it open. This set I’ll keep intact.
He also sent a nice mix of early Fleer cards with some great Cubs names like Willie Hernandez, Mike Tyson, and Barry Foote. A stack of 2018 Topps Archives with Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Anthony Rizzo was also inside.
A pretty cool Cubs piece arrived. This is a 1988 Donruss book. It’s the Cubs team set, though some of the cards inside are different than the pack-pulled Cubs.
Also in this trade package were a few Mark Grace cards including a 1988 Iowa Cubs Minor League issue.
Chad in Wisconsin has been a great card-for-card trader because he takes those nasty Green Bay Packers cards off my hands!
This package made it over the border of Canada. Canadian maildays are always cool because it seems each one will contain some O-Pee-Chee cards.
Barry in Kentucky sent a box with about 400 Cubs baseball cards. These Topps Heritage cards are really neat looking. I’ll likely run into both Mike Remlinger and Jon Lieber at some point this year, or at the latest the Cubs Convention. I’ll definitely get these cards signed.
A great Sammy Sosa card.
And I don’t think I have this version of the 1988 Classic Ryne Sandberg card. It is the red border.
Plenty more Cubs baseball cards have arrived in the days since, so I’ll get back to my regular Mailday reporting in the coming days.