Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Chrome Cubs

This will be a small post, since Topps Chrome didn't include too many Cubs.

In fact, the checklist includes a grand total of three whole Cubs, two vets and one rookie. By comparison, in 2010 there were 11 Cubs and last year nine made the list.  How the mighty have fallen....well, maybe not "mighty" but I'm still used to more than three cards.

Here are the three.....

Starter Matt Garza, perennial trade bait now shut down for the season

Starlin Castro, the $60 million man, who seems to be the one Cub that shows up on every Topps checklist

Rookie Adrian Cardenas.   Who?? you might be saying.  Until this season, Cardenas was a minor league lifer, spending the previous six seasons in the minors.  The Cubs picked him up off of waivers in February and he made him major league debut on May 7.  He's got a .234 average in 32 games.  I don't expect to see him with the Cubs next year.

And that's it.

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