Monday, September 26, 2011
2006 Factory Set Cubs
As they did the previous season, in 2006 Toops released a specially made factory set for the Cubs. And again, there were five extra Cubs cards in the set. The five were a combination of current team stars, a traded card, and two rookies.
These are the two stars. In both cases, the factory set cards are different than the base cards. I've got the factory set cards on the left, the base on the right.
Juan Pierre came to the Cubs for the 2006 season. His base card (on the right) was in the second series.
These cards are of the two rookies in set. The Cubs picked Freddie Bynum up from the A's just before the start of the season and he was a bust. Sean Marshall made his Cubs debut on April 9, 2006, and has served as the lefty out of the pen ever since.