Welcome to the modern era for baseball cards! This is the set that changed everything and
ushered in baseball cards as we know them today.
The set is full of so many innovations, things like...
...a large sized card, measuring 2 5/8" by 3 3/4"
...a large set of cards, with 407 players featured
...a color team logo on the card
...season and career statistics on the back
Topps really hit one out of the park with this set.
And sadly for me, this is the only Topps set that I have had to settle for the reprints instead of the real things. There are 28 Cubs in the set, so just by numbers alone, that makes it an expensive set to track down. Add to that some really expensive high number cards, and that leaves me to be satisfied with reprints. And I am OK with that.....for now!
There are very few names among the 28 Cubs that you would recognize. Phil Cavarretta and Hank Sauer you may have heard of. Roy Smalley would be known too, but probably because you know his son, not him. But otherwise, the Cubs were not very good!