Last month I participated in a group break that was hosted my Chris from Nachos Grande. I was hoping for a jersey card or perhaps an autograph, but I had no such luck.
I picked up a second team in the break, the Milwaukee Brewers, for an easy $2, but I struck out there as well. Why the Brew Crew? Well, Thorzul has a 1/1 Cubs card that I'm hoping to someday trade for, but I must find some cool Brewers first.
Here's my favorites Cubs from the break:
The first four are from a set produced by Upper Deck in 2005 called Past Time Pennants. I give you Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins, Ernie Banks, and Billy Williams. How that 1969 didn't win the pennant still just boggles my mind.
I really like the blank & white shots give the cards a retro feel even though they are done up with silver foil. I wish Billy's card was in black & white also. The color makes me feel like he played in a different era than the other three.
How about a 1992 Upper Deck Fan Fest of Billy Williams? I like this card much better. I also pulled the Sandberg, but that one goes in the dupes pile.
Kerry Wood time! The first one is a 2000 Topps Finest. This card is a duplicate as well, but I absolutely love the baseball in the background. Oh, and everyone knows I'm a sucker for shiny cards.
By the way, if you ever have a chance to participate in one Chris' group breaks, you have to jump at the opportunity. He takes is time posting the results of EVERY pack; this time around he had 40 to 50 blog posts that highlighted the cards from the break. It was a fun and quick read each time. Thanks again, Chris!
Side note: Chris, author of Nachos Gande, also is a math nerd like myself. The Dimwit sent him an article about how to make "Mathematically Perfect Nachos" and now I feel the urge to re-post a link to the article as well. The nachos look tasty, but seem like a bunch of work. Plus, there's a bunch of "wasted" tortilla you have to find something to do with. Cool idea, nonetheless.