I read three card forums every day, Collectors Universe, Blowout Cards, and Freedom Card Board. Their a nice source of information but I don't post much, I'm more of a lurker. There is too much drama and nastiness on those boards. They don't play nice like we do in the blogosphere.
But a poster named Cubfanbudman offered up some freebies, and I got myself in line for a couple cards. He was giving away cards from the 2011 Cubs Convention. I don't think the Cubs have cards every year, but this was the 25th convention and they had a set that was /5000.
All of the players I collect were included in the set, and were up for grabs, but I didn't want to be greedy. I requested just the Darwin Barney and Billy Williams cards, and he was nice enough to send them to me.
I don't ever remember seeing them listed on ebay, and Beckett doesn't have them included in their collectibles database. Seems strange that cards with a print run of 5000 seem so scare, but scare they appear to be.
The design is pretty nice looking for an in-house project. They both make nice additions to the player collections.