Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Topps Series One Cubs

...back to my normal routine...

Here are the Cubs from 2016 Series One.  With a more stable roster this off-season, ten of the eleven players are still with the Cubs as they head to Mesa.  The big names are there....Rizzo, Bryant, Lester, Schwarber, Soler.  Hayward isn't included since Series One doesn't have time for off-season acquisitions.  Addison Russell is missing because they have to save something for Series Two.  The pitchers included are all starters. I guess the bullpen will get the call in the second series.

Last year Topps was all in with Javier Baez.  He had cards in just about every base and insert set.  This year he is non-existent.  His decent play in September wasn't enough to save him from banishment.  Hopefully he'll do better this year and show up in Series Two.

As for the design of the cards, I'm fine with it.  Being borderless will take a little getting used to, but its not a deal-breaker for me.  

I do find it interesting that the Cubs logo shifts from one side to the other depending on the player's picture.  As far as I can tell that is a first for the flagship brand.  All of the other designs from years past were static. The only difference would have been a vertical and horizontal alignment, which first happened in 1971.  Of the eleven Cubs cards, there is one horizontal, four verticals have the logo on the left and six with the logo on the right.






1 comment:

  1. They look good. My only complaint (other than the smoke) is that they're not the most interesting shots.