Thursday, April 28, 2011

2011 Cubs Media Guide

There weren't too many of these popping up on Ebay, but one finally showed up with a nice, low BIN. I grabbed it right away! So now my media guide/roster book collection runs from 1958 - 2011.

It's no surprise to see a tribute to Ron Santo on the cover. Most of the pictures of him from his playing days are pictures that I have never seen before. I would assume they are from the Cubs photo archives. It sure would be nice if the card companies would get access to those pictures. Then we wouldn't have to see the same pictures used over and over on cards of players like Santo, Ernie Banks, and Billy Williams.

In addition to the cover, there is more Santo stuff on the inside.

This big picture is on page one....

....and this is page two.

In addition to Ron Santo, another Cubs legend, Phil Cavarretta, passed away during the off-season, and he too is remembered on page three....

....and page four.

Otherwise, there isn't too much new material in the book. A lot of the facts are used year after year. I did find a couple of items that are post-worthy, and you'll probably see those show up in the next few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. I picked one of these up at the ballgame the other day. Hadn't bought on in awhile. It's got a whole lot more info than those late 60's/early 70's "roster books" used to have.