Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2015 Topps Chrome Cubs

It's out a bit later than usual, but Topps Chrome has arrived.  This is the 20th edition of Chrome, having first been issued in 1996.  For the past several years it has been a 200 card set.  This year the set got a last-minute five card bump.  Five more rookies were added, though their cards were the dreaded SPs.

Thankfully, no Cubs were among the five added rookies.  Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were already in the set and their cards were going for high prices.   Bryant's base cards was going for $20 and it was taking $4-5 to get Russell's.

I was able to get a complete Cubs set from Brentandbecca for a more reasonable price, though it was higher that what I was used to.  I told Brent it was a good thing that Kyle Schwarber wasn't included in the set or I would have had to take out a loan.  The price for the Cubs success is higher prices...I'm OK with that!

After having just three cards in the past three Chrome sets, the Cubs this year had eight players.

Two of the eight made no sense...


...Javier Baez and Tommy La Stella.  Baez has been in AAA all year.  La Stella has been hurt, playing in just two games.

The other six are all contributors to the Cubs success this year.



  1. Not to rub it in, but I saw all 8 play! This month!

    Not that Fowler or Coghlan or Montero or Ross or Denorfia or Arrieta or Hammel or Schwarber (should I go on?) wouldn't have been better choices, but La Stella and Baez will probably be September callups.

    And knock on wood, at least all 8 are still with the Cubs!

    1. Although it is amusing to have 3 (4 if you count Castro) second baseman in an 8 card team set. Couldn't fit Herrera or Alcantara in there?