Friday, June 7, 2013

2013 Archives Cubs Set

My base Cubs set from Archives 2013 has been delivered!

Archives is Heritage Lite.  It's about half the size of Heritage (the complete checklist has 245 cards) and features the designs of four different years--1972, 1982, 1985, and 1990.

Five Cubs made the base set of 200 cards while one more was included in the final 45 Fan Favorite cards.

Starting with the base, we get four current Cubs and one oldtimer.



Topps played it very safe by including Barney, Castro, Rizzo, and Soriano.

Ryno was the retired Cub in the set.

One Cub was in the All Time Favorite subset, though he's not much of an All Time Favorite Cub...

...Mr. Game (and maybe pennant) - Costing Error himself, Leon Durham.

This error in game 5 of the 1984 NLCS made him a Fan Favorite of Padres fans, but not Cubs fans.

His card is the last one in the set, #245.

I'm waiting for a couple more cards from the insert sets to arrive---post to come when the cards come.

1 comment:

  1. Lee Smith has a fan favorite auto - though I guess it looks like he is in the auto fan favorites but not in the fan faves SP's regular set (201-245).