Wrigley Field is 147 miles from my home is southwest Michigan according to Google Maps. Yet I can get in the car and drive to a Cubs home game in less than an hour. And I can do it legally, without speeding.
How, you ask?
By driving to South Bend to see the South Bend Cubs.
The Cubs began their affiliation with the South Bend team in 2015. The former Silver Hawks became the Cubs. I've been to several games in South Bend and recently I decided I'd try to get all the South Bend Cubs team sets.
There has been a team set for each of their years with the Cubs. Choice Sportscards has made all of the sets. There are usually 25-30 player cards and 4-5 for the staff.
It was fairly easy to get the cards with the exception of the 2015 set. One of those players became a major prospect and most of the team sets were snapped up for that one card. And who is it?
Current Yankee Gleyber Torres.
Torres isn't the only player in the set to have made it to the big leagues.