Friday, November 30, 2012

2001 SP Legendary Cuts Cubs

This didn't take as long as I thought it would...the first set of Legendary Cuts Cubs has arrived.  

Upper Deck released it's first SP Legendary Cuts set in 2001.  The checklist is made up of 90 cards, all of retired players, and most are in the Hall of Fame.  The cards feature a shiny black border and lots of gold designs and lettering.

Eight Cubs made the list, and that's almost 10% of the set.  There are the usual suspects like Banks, Sandberg, and Williams. 

One player included is one you don't see often in this kind of set, Cap Anson.  Anson was with the Cubs from 1876 to 1897 is was of baseball's first superstars.  He was also manager of the team for 23 seasons,  from 1879 to 1897.  But Anson is also known as someone who had a role in the development of baseball's color line.  Many sets shy away from him because of that.






  1. I generally like the Legendary Cuts set but this one is especially rich looking.

  2. Hack Wilson looks like he's ready to throw down.