Friday, November 30, 2018

A Plea for Next Year's Gallery

I'm finishing up with Gallery posts today and I have one request of Topps.

The set typically includes some retired players along with current ones. Last year there were two retired Cubs,

Ernie and Ryno.

This year there were two retired Cubs, Ernie and Ryno.

Got a guess where this is going??

A simple request... in 2019 Gallery please use some new retired players.  Billy, Fergie, Ron, Andre, Greg.... any of these would be fine choices!


  1. An honest wonder - is there a player quota that Topps makes to its subjects when they sign the contracts? If Sandberg and Topps come to an agreement on card appearances, do they say 'we're going to feature you in (20) products for your contract price of $5,000' or whatever? That might explain why you don't see some others in the sets - they may have to make a certain number to make it right.

    1. Gosh, I hope that isn't the case.
      If it is, I wonder if they signed the same type of agreement with Drew Smyly. He's been gotten more than his fair share of Cubs cards this year.

  2. I'd love to see Maddux featured as a Cub in a future Gallery product.