Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Two More Insert Sets from 2018 Series One

I've got the Cubs from two more insert sets.

Heyward won his fifth Gold Glove overall, and his second in two years with the Cubs.  Notice how Topps calls this a fielding award.  They must not have any sort of agreement with Rawlings to call this a Gold Glove.

Anthony Rizzo won the Roberto Clemente Award for his off-the-field accomplishments.  A cancer survivor himself, his foundations raised over $4 million for cancer research in 2017.  He is also a frequent visitor on the cancer floor of different local children's hospitals.  

We also saw last week how he cares for others, as he left spring training and went back home to Florida, to his high school alma mater (to which he had earlier donated $150,000 for lights for the baseball and softball fields), the site of the horrific shooting.  As good as he is at baseball, he is an even better person.


Three of the 50 Superstar Sensations are Cubs, Bryant, Rizzo, and Russell.

So far I've shown 21 different Cubs inserts from the first series.  Tomorrow I'll more than double that number with the Kris Bryant Highlights set.


  1. I still can't believe there are parallels of ALL of the inserts this year.

  2. I'm not sure why Russell gets the "Superstar Sensnations" treatment. He had a pretty poor 2017.
    Love the card commemorating the Roberto Clemente winner. Very nice!