The National Pride set fixes a big disappointment from last year. The big insert set from A & G last year was the states set, 50 cards. I used the cards in my classroom to help the kids learn their state capitals. But NONE of the 50 cards featured a Cubs player. I got some grief from the kids about that.
But now I know why there weren't any Cubs in that set -- they are all foreigners! The National Pride set has 75 cards and a whopping six are Cubs. Zero Americans last year, six foreigners this year.
On to the cards:
Here are the Canadians, Ryan Dempster and Rich Harden.
Alfonso Soriano, Dominican Republic
Kosuke Fukudome, Japan
Geovany Soto, Puerto Rico
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuela
Here's a strange thing: the Fukudome, Harden, and Soriano cards use the same drawing as the base card, while Demster, Soto, and Zambrano have different ones. I don't have my complete set yet, so I can't answer this. Is this about right for the entire 75 cards, half using different and half using the same drawing?