I've got 19,236 Cubs cards from 284 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
I've got Cubs from two Bowman insert sets. Actually, I've got future Cubs from two Bowman insert sets.
Friday, May 7, 2021
The checklist for the 2021 Bowman Prospects has 150 cards.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
The 2021 Bowman set was released last week. I found a seller that had the entire Cubs team set (Brentandbecca doesn't do Bowman) and it got delivered promptly. I'll have the base set today and show the prospects tomorrow.
The base set consists of 100 cards, four of which are Cubs.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Opening Day has several insert sets. There are a couple that are super short-printed and I am not going for the Cubs cards in those. Putting SSPs in Opening Day seems to go against the set's concept, which is a simple kid-friendly set.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Today I have the 2021 Opening Day cards. These came out a little later than usual and it's taken me a little longer than usual to get them posted.
The set concept remains the same - a reduced-sized version of the flagship set, with no foil printing and the Opening Day logo.
The best thing about the set for me is that I get an advanced look at cards from the second series of the Topps set. There are 11 Cubs total in the set and five of the 11 do not have a card is Topps series one.
Monday, May 3, 2021
In 2019 Topps partnered with Utz, releasing a 100-card promo set.
I snagged all six Cubs cards before the end of April, 2019.
That same year Topps paired with PKWY for a 25-card set.
I had the two Cubs before the end of the season.
Both sets used the Topps flagship design but the partners' logos were added.
In 2019 Topps partnered with Clear (a travel security check company) and put out a 100-card set.
I had no clue it existed.
I hate when that happens! Utz and PKWY were on my radar but Clear wasn't. Until recently.
Its been almost two years since the cards came out and they were not as easy to find as the Utz and PKWY were in 2019, I had six Cubs to get, the same six that were in the Utz set plus Anthony Rizzo. I eventually found them but it took more time and money than I expected.
Take a look at the cards and see if you can spot a couple differences between these and the other two Topps promo sets.