Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 Series One Cubs Inserts - Salute

Salute is a new insert set.  This is another 100 card set and once again the Cubs landed a boatload on the checklist, seven cards.  That's twice as many as each of the 30 teams should have if the cards were divided evenly among them

The design of the card is rather plain looking  For me, it would work better as a base design rather than an insert.  I thought inserts were supposed to be flashier.

Jason Hammel is saluting Memorial Day with a camo Cubs hat.  The Cubs shut out the Dodgers 2-0 on Memorial Day.

Kris Bryant saluted dads on Father's Day and played right and left field.  The Cubs beat up the Pirates 10-5.  My team can beat up your team!

I'm a bit puzzled as to what the rest of the cards are saluting.  They say "Throwback Jersey" but I'm not sure an old uniform is worthy of a salute.


The Cubs wore their 1978 - 1981 pajama pinstripes in Oakland on August 6.  Arrieta pitched eight strong innings as the Cubs shut out the A's 6-0.

The Cubs broke out 1916 uniforms on July 6 as part of the celebration of 100 years of Cubs baseball at Wrigley Field.   The Reds beat the Cubs that day 5-3, as the Cubs were in their only extended funk of the season, losing nine of ten games from June 30 - July 9. 


  1. Didn't like those pajamas then. Don't like them now. Give me 1916 any day.

  2. Pajamas have actually started growing on me...they're so funky their good.