Monday, September 29, 2014

2002 Finest Cubs

The Finest set size shrunk even further in 2002, down to only 110 cards.  There was a new wrinkled added, though.  The final ten cards of the set are rookies and they are also autographed.  I don't think that there are very many sets that include autographed cards as part of the base set.

The Cubs had four players among the 100 veteran cards and one of the autographed rookies.


The rookie is as guy that didn't exactly become a household name.

Anyone remember Nic Jackson?

Didn't think so.

He made it to AAA in 2003 and 2004, but never got to the show.  He's still active, playing the past six seasons with Fargo-Moorehead of the independent American Association.

1 comment:

  1. Those final ten in the set didn't really set the world on fire. The biggest names were Jason Bay, Freddy Sanchez, and Chad Qualls. Trying to build this set (with autographs) probably would have proved to be costly back in 2002, but I'm sure one could find all the autos for ten cents on the dollar now.