I really do like Ernie Banks and Ryne Sandberg. They are among my all-time favorite Cubs. But, I think Topps likes them a little too much.
In looking through this year's base cards and inserts I've got nine new Ernie Banks cards and ten Ryne Sandbergs. That's way more than any active Cub. And that is too many.
So next year, Topps, please add more Jenkins, Williams, Santo, Sutter, Dawson, and Grace. How about a Dave Kingman or Bill Buckner. Heck, even throw in a Sosa or two. But ease back on Banks and Sandberg. Thank you!!
Here are the nine Ernie Banks...Base SP, Tales of the Game, 1954 and 1956 Cards Your Mom Threw Out regular and original back, Series 1 and Series 2 Hat Logo, and Turkey Red.
The ten Sandberg cards were Base SP, Legendary Lineage, 1983 and 1984 Cards Your Mom Threw Out regular and original back, Series 1 Hat Logo, 1985 All Star Logo, 1989 All Star Logo, and Turkey Red.