Here's the latest addition to my Darwin Barney collection...
....a Cubs season ticket. Tickets to the 81 home games feature a different Topps Cubs card. The weird thing about the Barney ticket is that it's from Saturday, September 15.....the game I was at!! My tickets were bought off StubHub and downloaded from the site. I never saw an actual ticket. If I knew that Barney was on the ticket, I would have asked a few of the people sitting around me it I could have theirs.
The card the Cubs used was the only Topps card of Barney's available at the time, from last season.
The cards on the tickets was a great idea. Anyone know if other teams have done this in the past or did the Cubs actually come up with an original idea?
Each of the four other players I collect (Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams) were also on tickets during the year. I found a seller that had all four, and I hope to have those tickets in a couple more days.