Saturday, December 21, 2013

The First Four 2014 Topps Cubs Cards

Last week Topps tweeted out this picture...

...of a full sheet of 2014 cards.  The 110 cards on the sheet represent 1/3 of Series One.   I looked over the sheet for Cubs cards and found four.  I don't think that this means there will be twelve Cubs in the series.  My experience with full sheets is that the teams aren't spread evenly across the sheets.  I've got a full sheet from the 1989 set that doesn't have a single Cub among the 110 cards.


Back to the four Cubs that I did find.  The pictures aren't super sharp since all I had to work with was the Twitter picture.

Jeff Samardzija's card looks like this....and hopefully the Shark will still be with the Cubs by opening day

They've got two Cubs right next to each other, Junior Lake and Carlos Villanueva.   It looks like Villanueva has his Rollie Fingers mustache.

Cubs card number four was on the far left of the picture and it's hard to make out exactly who it is...but I've got an educated guess.

I can't make out the name of the player because of the angle of the picture.  He's obviously an infielder and a white guy.  It looks like it's a second baseman turning a double play.  Is it my guy Darwin Barney?

What do you think?


  1. Yes...

    :) Pretty easy to find on Getty knowing they wore those in the Seattle series this past season. (Thanks to my Blake Parker update card research).

  2. That's a great shot of Darwin. Easily in the lead for best Cub card of 2014. Then again, there's not much competition... yet.

  3. Not going to lie....I'm not a big fan of that card design. But who really cares what I have to say? Topps definitely doesn't.

    1. Holy smokes, we're going all close-up shots this year. From what I can see of these cards they look incredibly boring as far as photography goes.

  4. I saw several Reds there...looks like Shin Soo Choo is even in Series 1. I figured they would have waited to put him in the second series in his new uniform, whatever that might be.

  5. Thanks for posting this, I think I see 3 Phils, 1 of which may Cole Hamels.

  6. I missed this yesterday. Thank you for posting this. I see Troy Tulowitzki and Chad Bettis for the Rockies. There might be more, but the logo they used is very hard to see. I wish they would have used the same logo as my avatar. It would have shown up as clearly as the Cubs logo.

    From the looks of it, this looks like a very boring set with very few action photos. At least they are bringing back Donruss so I will have something to collect next year. I'll probably just be cherry picking the Rockies out of everything Topps next year.