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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.

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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.

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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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