Instead I've got stuff that is about as current as we have, the 2020 Bowman Cubs. The set came out last week, about a month past the scheduled release date. It seems very odd to have Bowman in hand before a pitch has been thrown this season.
The base Bowman set has a checklist of 100 players. The good news is that five of the 100 are Cubs.
I know that Bowman is the set for prospects, and I'll have the prospect cards tomorrow. But why does Topps have to put so many rookies in the base set? Alzolay, Garcia, and Hoerner have a combined total of 47 games played in the big leagues. Instead of them, how about a card for Rizzo, Lester, or Schwarber. They've played in 2,111 games.