Sammy Sosa wasn't the only Cubs to get special treatment by Topps in the 1999 set. Kerry Wood did too. Like Sosa, Kerry Wood also came to national prominence in 1998. For Wood, it was his 20 strikeout game against the Astros on May 6th that brought him the spotlight.
This is the card that celebrates that game. If you've ever watched the game (MLB network had run in during the offseason several times), you got to see one of the most dominant pitching performances, ever. Keep in mind that he was pitching against a very strong Astros team, Killer B's and all. They managed only one infield scratch hit all day, and were just completely overmatched.
But Wood was in three more cards in the 1999 set...
...his base card, complete with Rookie Cup...
....the All-Topps Pitchers card (not bad company to be in, Clemens and Maddux)...and
...a part of the Strikeout King subset.
It wasn't a bad year for a kid who turned 21 during the season!