Today we look at the third All Time Cubs team set, put out a year after their previous release.
The good news? The design was completely different that the previous two. I think it is by far the most attractive of the three. I especially like that they used blue as the primary color on the card, which is always nice for Cubs cards. Too bad the photos were in black and white, though they are much crisper looking than the cards in the earlier sets.
For the first time, TCMA also included regular baseball card information on the backs instead of a checklist. That's another plus.
The bad news? It's the same 12 guys as the first two sets! Why on earth would they keep releasing sets with the exact same guys? That just doesn't seem to make much business sense. I've also tried to figure out where these were sold. In old issues of Baseball Digest there are ads for other sets put out by TCMA, but not these team sets. They weren't sold at Wrigley Field, either. Anyone have any recollection of these at stores or in other magazines?
Well, enough chatter. Here are the 12 All Time Cubs, again!