Monday, May 10, 2010
On More Chicle Cub
Here is the last of the nine National Chicle Cubs.
Its a short printed card of Ernie Banks, the second Ernie in the set. I've said this before and I'll say it again. Why does Topps not put out cards of any other old time Cubs besides Banks and Sandberg (though with Chicle the two Sandberg cards have him shown as a Phillie)? Why no love for Fergie Jenkins, Billy Williams, Ron Santo? I love Ernie Banks, but I'm also getting tired of Ernie Banks.
The artist for this card is Jason Davies. This is his only Cubs card, and it looks nice. He did a good job of capturing the happy-go-lucky, let's play two spirit of Mr. Cub.
The only complaint with the card that I have is uni-related. Davies got the Cubs logo wrong. During Ernie's era, the blue circle was very thin. The large circle didn't appear until 1979. You can see the narrow circle on this card 2006 Heritage.
But, otherwise, nice card, Jason.