He was ignored by Series One Heritage and Donruss also passed him over.
It wasn't a lock that he would even make the team out of spring training. And there's speculation that he's on the roster for just a few weeks, until the team needs a five man rotation instead of four with all the early-season off days.
But the folks at OYO have a different idea.
They have him on the team. They've made another little figure.
And now the rubber meet the road. Now it's decision time.
Am I a Darwin Barney collector or a Darwin Barney Cubs collector?
Ever since he was traded I was sure that I was just a Barney Cubs collector. But now that there is an actual Barney Dodger product, I'm starting to waffle.
And I already have the other three Cubs OYO versions of him.
Do I cave? Should I buy the Dodger Darwin?
I can't do it. I can't start mingling in impure items into a pure Cubs collection!