Today's Ginter insert set is the T51 Murad Reimagined. The original Murad set was issued from 1909-1911. It wasn't a baseball set, but instead featured colleges.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
Topps has not put many normal-sized baseball insert sets into Allen and Ginter and that was the case in 2021. Today I've got the Cubs from one of the two sets, Historical Hits.
The set is just as it's name implies, cards commemorating baseball hits that were historically significant. Two Cubs hits were included.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
I've got 19,446 Cubs cards from 285 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
I'm not doing my 70's Saturdays in any sort of order, so lets look at the end of the decade and the 1979 Topps set. It's got a little of everything... floating heads, one of my all-time favorites Bill Buckner, a few actions shots, lots of home pinstripes, and a member of the '69 Cubs. Lots of good stuff here!
Friday, August 27, 2021
Today we won't be looking at all the Allen and Ginter Cubs from 2021. We did that yesterday. We're going to see all the Ginter Cubs from all of the years. from 2006 to 2021.
This is the 16th edition of Ginter and there have been a total of 188 Cubs cards.
The number of Cubs per year has been all over the place:
9, 10, 7, 11, 9, 11, 10, 11, 10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 14, 14, 12
Early on, 9-11 was pretty typical, Lately that has been up to 13-15. This year's 12 is the fewest since the mid 2010s and I don't see that number getting much higher over the next few years.
Anthony Rizzo has the most appearances among active players with ten, while Ryno and Ernie Banks are the retired leaders, tied with eight cards each.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
The 2021 Allen & Ginter set has it's customary 350 cards including 50 short prints. There are 12 Cubs among the 350 cards.
Want to guess how many of the 12 Cubs are currently with the team?
Hint: It's not a very big number.