It’s been a whirlwind in the One Million Cubs Project during the month of August. A few big maildays have arrived that have pushed the Cubs baseball card count closer and closer to the halfway point.
The 2020 Cubs card goal is 500,000 in the collection. The halfway mark to a milestone. As of this writing, I still have a large flat rate box of Cubs to count and my collection sits at 483,822. That number will be close to 490,000 by the end of August, and hopefully the goal of 500,000 Cubs baseball cards will be reached by the time of the fourth quarter of 2020 hits.
Here some hits from recent maildays. Glenn in Connecticut sent about 50 Cubs cards including a 2019 Allen & Ginter jersey relic of Willson Contreras.
I purchased a pair of medium flat rate boxes from the Blowout Forums from Jerry in Illinois. The two boxes added up to be around 5,700 Cubs cards.
In the latest box he added several Javier Baez cards and some Kris Bryant cards including a few of these Diamond Prospects from 2013.
Another mailday brought in a 2019 Topps Heritage mini David Bote numbered 27/100.
I’m a sucker for vintage looking Donruss Diamond Kings….
Especially when they feature Javier Baez.
From 2007 Topps Turkey Red, an Alfonso Soriano game used bat relic.
A 2019 Panini Ascension Mark Zagunis numbered 12/50.
Tom sent a bunch of Cubs cards including some Rediscover Topps and Topps buyback cards.
The 1988 Topps Manny Trillo is a silver foil stamp.
A bronze foil stamp on this 2006 Topps Jacque Jones.
There were two vintage Topps buyback cards from different years.
A 1962 Topps buyback of Bob Will commemorating 50 years in 2011.
And a Topps Original stamped in 2015 of the 1971 Topps Jim Colborn.
Finally, John in Berwyn, Illinois always surprises me with some awesome mail days. He continues to outdo himself, as well.
Take a look at this beauty he sent: 2020 Topps Inception Nico Hoerner rookie autograph numbered 204/245.
It’s been an interesting year, and I didn’t know if the project could build momentum amid the pandemic. But, it’s been full steam ahead and that 2020 goal is in sight.