Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Update Ex-Cubs

There were six players in the Update set that had cards showing them as a Cub in Series 1 or 2. Three of the six moved during the off season, while the other three were dealt during the season.

I thought it would be interesting to see them side by side, as Cubs and with their new team.

Milton Bradley, traded to the Mariners December 18, 2009

Kevin Gregg, free agent, to the Blue Jays February 3, 2010

Rich Harden, free agent to the Rangers December 10, 2009. Again I ask, if Opening Day had Harden as a Ranger, and Update too, why didn't Chrome?

Derrek Lee, traded to the Braves August 18. In a nice bit of symmetry, this card's picture was taken at Wrigley Field.

Ted Lilly, traded to the Dodgers July 31. I'm up in the air as to whether the Dodger card has a real photo or a photoshop job. I'm leaning towards photoshop; the numbers on his jersey don't look quite right.

Ryan Theriot, traded to the Dodgers July 31

Its a weird coincidence that most of these guys were traded to teams that had the same blue border on the card as the Cubs.

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