Saturday, February 18, 2017

Albert Almora World Series Relic

I've got another rule-following relic:

This bat card for Albert Almora is from Topps 2017 World Series Champion Relic set.   The irony is that in small print the card says that the game-used memorabilia is not from the World Series.

I thought briefly about going after all of the cards from this set.  But since I have relic cards from all the other players in the set, I decided to pass.  Adding the Almora was all I needed to do.

Almora is slotted to platoon in center field this year.  It will be interesting to see how he does and how much Dexter Fowler will be missed.

WIth this, I now have 81 relic cards that show a player as a Cub during a season they played for the Cubs. Of them, 13 are on the Cubs roster right now.  That is probably the most I've had of current players at any one time.  And if you add Chapman, Fowler, Hammel, and Soler, that would make 17 players from the World Series team.

Arismendy Alcantara   Nomar Garciaparra   Jose Nieves
Albert AlmoraMatt GarzaMike Olt
Moises AlouMark GraceCorey Patterson
Jake ArrietaMark GrudzielanekCarlos Pena
Javier BaezJason HammelFelix Pie
Darwin BarneyRich HardenJuan Pierre
Francis BeltranBrendan HarrisMark Prior
Kris BryantKevin HartAramis Ramirez
Damon BufordJason HeywardAnthony Rizzo
Marlon ByrdBobby HillAddison Russell
Andrew CashnerRich HillJeff Samardzija
Welington CastilloTodd HundleyKyle Schwarber
Starlin CastroBrett JacksonJorge Soler
Aroldis ChapmanJacque JonesAlfonso Soriano
Hee Seop ChoiEric KarrosSammy Sosa
Tyler ColvinDavid KeltonGeovany Soto
Willson ContrerasBryan LaHairMatt Szczur
Juan CruzJunior LakeRyan Theriot
Ryan DempsterDerrek LeeDarryle Ward
Blake DeWittJon LesterTodd Wellemeyer
Jason DuboisTed LillyRandy Wells
Jim EdmondsKenny LoftonRondell White
Carl EdwardsGreg MadduxJerome Williams
Mike FontenotCarlos MarmolKerry Wood
Dexter FowlerGary Matthews, Jr.Carlos Zambrano
Kyuji FujikawaFred McGriffBen Zobrist
Kosuke FukudomeBill MuellerJulio Zuleta


  1. Nice WS collection. Fowler was a big part of the chemistry but great teams adjust and move on. I hope the Cubs qualify.

  2. Very nice addition. I, too, would like to add one of these "non-WS" relics to my collection and I think the Almora is the way to go without breaking the bank.
    I miss Fowler already. Did you see the video of him at the Cardinal spring training complex yesterday where he had to get directions on how to get to the field? He looked so lost wearing all that red!