Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Heritage Minor League Cubs

After all the moaning I've been doing about the Cubs getting shorted in several recent sets, the tables have finally been turned.

Unfortunately, it's from a set that doesn't feature any major league players, Heritage Minor League.  I guess I should take solace in the fact that Topps thinks the Cubs have some decent prospects.

This is the fourth go-around for Heritage Minor League.  Each year has seen more and more Cubs prospects. The first set, 2011, had only four Cubs, and 2012 saw the same number.  Last year there were eight players that belonged to the Cubs.  And this year the Cubs come in with an even dozen.  Twelve cards in a set with 225 is above the average of 7½ players.

The "fab five" were all included, Almora, Baez, Bryant, Russell, and Soler.  Actually, all the big name prospects are here.  Hopefully they will all be contributing to the Cubs in the next couple years.

Then the Cubs may get an above average number of cards in a real set.

Here are the twelve, arranged by teams.


...from the AAA Iowa Cubs.  It's kinda rediculous that they included Manny Ramirez in the set.  I pity the poor Ramirez collectors out there that have to get this and all the assorted parallels.



....from the AA Tennessee Smokies


....from the High A Daytona Cubs


  1. Woo-Hoo! The Vogelmonster gets another card!

  2. John Kruk Jr. is a great call! There's so much to be excited about for the future, if indeed all of these kids are ready to take that next step. Very excited to be a Cubs fan. And Theo just turned South Bend into the newest Cubs hot spot with taking over the Cove from the Diamondbacks!