A couple of weeks ago I expressed how I was going to use my substitute teaching pay for cards. I found it very serendipitous that Jon from Community Gum was hosting a break of eight different boxes of Upper Deck and the Cubs were available for the exact price of my substitute pay. Sweet Deal!
The cards arrived late last week. Let's take a look at my favorites!
2007 Upper Deck Elements - Derrek Lee
2004 Upper Deck Legends Timeless Teams - Ken Holtzman and Ernie Banks
2006 Upper Deck First Pitch - Nomar Garciaparra
2002 Upper Deck 40-Man - Matt Clement, Augie Ojeda, and Mark Prior
Two cards of Joe Girardi. I believe Joe was finishing up his second tour with the Cubs in 2002. I still root for this Central Illinois native even though he is now the manager of the dreaded Yankees.
1999 Upper Deck Retro - Ernie Banks and Mark Grace
1999 Upper Deck PowerDeck - Sammy Sosa
Thanks for hosting a great break, Jon! These Cubs cards were all new to my collection!