As usual, I placed an order with super case-breaker Brentandbecca, and as usual, he delivered the goods on time and as promised. My order included the Cubs team set, the Cubs in the Pastime's Pastimes insert set, and one complete set of the base and SPs. I've got complete sets of Ginter going back to their first set in 2006 and I plan to keep adding a set each year.
As far as the Cubs go, they netted 10 cards on the 350 card checklist. When you subtract the approximately 50 non-baseball people that were included, having ten cards is spot on.
Since the Cubs are still in rebuilding mode, five of the ten Cubs were retired players.
The other players were all safe choices, Banks, Dawson, Jenkins, and Sandberg. Still no Ron Santo--I wonder if we will ever see a new card for him.
The picure of Fergie should look familiar since it was used...
As far as the current players, only three of the five are still with the team.
Samardzija was traded and Olt and all his 84 strikeout in 212 plate appearances were sent to Iowa.
Junior Lake is the team's new strikeout machine...hopefully he will be joining Olt in Iowa soon.
That just leaves the two All Stars, Castro and Rizzo.
And no Darwin Barney :(