Before Topps 2011 came out, I made the decision to focus only on the base cards and not bother with the other inserts. Last year I was overwhelmed by the number of inserts. so this year I wanted to focus on the base set cards.
But now that the cards have been out for a while, well, as you can see by the title of the post, I'm starting to cave. It's a good thing I'm not a smoker or a drinker, because apparently I don't have much will power!
So far I've got two Cubs inserts.
This one I've got a good excuse for. The 2011 packs have finally arrived at my Walmart and I picked up a few. This Diamond Duo card was in one of the packs. But really Topps, matching up a future Hall of Famer with a guy who has four career wins, really? The supposed connection is that Hellickson watched a lot of Cubs games on TV while he was growing up, especially when Maddux was pitching. What makes that lame is that Hellickson was born in 1987, so he wouldn't have really seen Maddux during his first stint with the Cubs (1986 - 1992). If he saw Maddux with the Cubs, it would have been from 2004 - 2006, not exactly vintage Maddux.
I picked up this Kimballs Champions insert after I saw another of these in the packs I bought (I got Hanley Ramirez). Since Castro was the only Cub in the set, I figured it would be no big deal to get just one card. One won't hurt anything, will it?? Again, you can see my lack of will power!
So the big question now is, can I lay off of the Topps 60 cards? There aren't any Cubs among the regular cards, but there are four autograph cards and eight jersey cards.
Can I lay off....don't bet on it!!
My name is Wrigley Wax and I'm a card-aholic....
....Hi Wrigley Wax!