Javier Baez and Ernie Banks May Day Mail Day

It’s May, I think. Sometimes I forget what day it is, but more than ever with shelter in place in effect. Now I forget what month it is. Shouldn’t I be watching baseball? It’s may after all. Hopefully the reports are true, and we’ll see baseball by the Fourth of July.


In the absence of baseball at least we have baseball cards. Two packages arrived as the calendar turned to May. The origins were Georgia and New York. Russ in Alpharetta sent a stack of Ryne Sandberg baseball cards and a vintage Ernie Banks card.

In return he picked out a couple cards from my eBay Store that I sent his way. The stack of Sandberg cards included the inaugural issues from Upper Deck in 1989 and Leaf in 1990. Additionally, a couple Stadium Club cards, and O-Pee-Chee.

The Ernie Banks card is really nice. It’s from the 1970 Topps set and is pretty clean. I’m pretty close to having the complete run of Ernie Banks Topps cards. I think the only cards I am missing are his 1954 Topps rookie card and the 1955 Topps card.

In a surprise, a bubble mailer from New York showed up in my mailbox. It’s from one of the hobby’s best – @SoCalHobbyClub. He must have opened up some 2020 Donruss.


The Adbert Alzolay rookie card is a throwback to the 1986 Donruss design.

My favorites, of course, were the Javier Baez cards. The Donruss Elite Series has a pink border.

Another pink border from this base card #90.

Both beautiful Baez cards. Thanks for the surprise, Andy! Stay tuned, more mail day packages to be posted.

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