Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2013 Opening Day Cubs Inserts

These came a little quicker than I thought they would...yea!  I'll have more about that later.

Topps has been adding more insert sets to Opening Day over the past couple years, and four Cubs cards were included...

...Two Cubs are having some Ballpark Fun.

Darwin Barney got a shower from Matt Garza on May 30, 2012.  Barney hit a walk off homer against the Padres...

....which he also is celebrating here.

Alfonso Soriano's bath came on April 24, 2012, when he singled home the winning run in the 10th inning against the Cardinals.  Before the bath, there was a...

....Superstar Celebration at home plate.  My question---if Soriano is a superstar worthy of a card in two different insert sets, why was he left out of the base set??

The final Cub insert shows Starlin Castro...

....playing hard against the White Sox on June 18, 2012.

Now, a little more about the purchase and delivery of the cards.  I got these from  If you're wondering what they sell,'re not trying very hard then, are you!

The site doesn't have as wide a selection as Sportlots, but everything they have is from a single shipper, which means a huge savings compared to Sportlots.  The prices are a little better too, with commons going for only 15¢ compared to the 18¢ at Sportlots. Also, shipping was only $2, and its free if your order exceeds $10.

Shipping was quick, and the cards arrived safely.  If you're looking to fill a team or complete set, you may want to see what they've got.


  1. Celebratory moments were few and far between for the Cubs last year, eh? At least they found two. Three if you count all the Rizzo in the flagship.