Inside the package was the Ginter insert set Across the Years. The 100 card set is based on the birthday of the player and some other historically significant event that happened on the same date.
There are four Cubs in the set, so lets see what important world event happened on the day each was born.
OK---so calling these "historically significant" was a stretch. I should have just referred to the events as "things that happened on the date."
Back to cards...Topps did something odd with the set...the cards don't have numbers. Instead they have the players initials as their identifier. A set like this I'd usually put into the binder in numerical order. This set will be going in alphabetically by last name.
This really had to be a pain for the case breakers that put these into sets. Making sure you have all 100 cards in a set numbered from 1 to 100 is pretty easy. Getting all 100 cards in the set when its got initials can't be easy at all. The first thing i did when I got the set was count the card to make sure there were 100.
There were...none stayed in California!