I've been back in the hobby for about three years now, and of all the sets and brands that were new to me, Heritage is my favorite. I really enjoy the look and feel of the cards. After getting all the Topps, Donruss, and Fleer Cubs, it was Heritage that I completed next.
Recently I've been on a kick to get all of the Heritage Cubs inserts. Today I'm featuring one of the staples, New Age Performers. This insert set has been a part of Heritage from the beginning in 2001. Each season there have been 15 New Age Performers cards. A Cubs player has been a part of the set for all the years except 2008 and 2010. If the pre-release checklist is correct, they will be shut out of 2011 too.
There have been a total of 10 Cubs included as New Age Performers. I've got them here chronologically, starting with 2001
2001 - Sammy Sosa
2002 - Sammy again
2003 - Sammy, again!
2004 - Mark Prior and....Sammy Sosa!
2005 - Sammy, one last time
2006 - Derrek Lee and Mark Prior
2007 - Alfonso Soriano
2009 - Geovany Soto