The previous South Bend Cubs sets I've shown were all eBay purchases. The 2019 set was not. I bought this one in person at the South Bend Cubs team store.
Mrs. WW and I have a bike route we take that often brings us to South Bend. We drive from home to Niles, Michigan and then ride our bikes on a path that goes to South Bend, a 13 mile ride. Our motivation is a pizza place in South Bend, Barnaby's, that was once a chain in Chicago. Barnaby's is the nearest place to us that has real Chicago pizza, the thin crust type with pieces cut into squares (the deep dish is for the tourists, most real Chicagoans prefer the thin).
The team set shrunk from 38 cards to 32. All of the players were numbered in alphabetical order, so they gave up on naming a top prospect for the top of the pack.
This checklist card was on top instead of a player.
One player with a card in the set made it to the big leagues in 2020. Braylen Marquez pitched 2/3 of an inning for the Cubs and gave up five runs. His career ERA is 67.50. I'm sure he's praying for another chance so he can bring that down.
We didn't get any mascots in 2019, the the rest of the cards belong to the players and coaches.