Monday, December 3, 2018

So Long Tommy LaStella

On Friday the Cubs traded Tommy LaStella to the Angels.  LaStella spent the past four years with the Cubs in a back-up role.  This year he turned into the best pinch-hitter on the team.  But he was due for a big salary bump if the Cubs kept him, to he was moved.

LaStella seemed like he was well-liked in the clubhouse.  He was not well-liked by Topps, however.  His four years netted just four cards from Topps.  There was also an autographed Prizm card which bring my Tommy total to a mere five cards.

That is a pretty meager total. Jen-Ho Tseng had five cards this year and he pitched just two inning for the Cubs.  Drew Smyly didn't pitch a single inning and had three cards.


  1. The Smyly love from Topps was super bizarre - he was never really expected to be on the team this year and it's not like he was a big name/star. Bench guys just get no respect!

  2. Ooooh! I didn't know 3AM had an auto in Panini! (Races to eBay)