Saturday, May 24, 2014

The 2008 Chicago Tribune Players Cards Cubs

As promised, I've got the 26 player set of Cubs from the Tribune's 2008 Player cards.  The cards came on a full sheet, combined with White Sox cards.  Each sheet had either six or seven Cubs.

I'll show the cards according to the sheet they were printed on.

Sheet #1, issued on August 10, 2008 - Six Cubs



Sheet 2: Issued on August 17, 2008 - Seven Cubs




Sheet 3: Issued on August 24, 2008 - Six cards



Sheet 4: Issued on August 31, 2008 - Seven Cubs




 A few things...

  • the Jim Edmonds card is one of just a few with him as a Cub.
  • Henry Blanco spent several seasons with the Cubs, but never had alot of cards.  Nice that the Trib included him, tattoos and all.
  • Samardzija is awfully young looking, and his hair is pretty short, too.
  • The team that finished the season with the best record in the National League landed eight players on the All Star team - pretty impressive.
  • Couldn't they have found a more flattering picture of Lou Piniella?

1 comment:

  1. Lou is seeing the Cubs near future. It's not good, Lou.