I managed to scrounge up some 2011 Topps Kimball Champions card and some White Sox to send Jeff, of 2 by 3 Heroes, and here's a glimpse of what he sent my way:
2012 Bowman Chrome, the "not curly" kind. My favorite! Szczur is one of the great guys in all of sports and Dillon Maples is one of my favorite minor leaguers, even if he only pitched in rookie ball this year.
This next guy gets lost in the shuffle behind Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, and Albert Almora, but he's a top flight talent himself and plays the game hard. I love the International Flag Parallels and will think long hard if this one will end up in my 2013 Bowman FrankenSet or not.
Hey, a 1992 Topps Winners gold card! Were these the first parallels in baseball card history? I have a complete set tucked away downstairs. The cards were fun to redeem back in the day!
Here are two players who were at the corners for the Cubs and really gave the Cubs something to cheer about.
DLee was a really good guy and is now retired, while Aramis might be the only "big bat" that doesn't end the year on the DL (Weeks & Hart) or suspended (Braun) for the Brewers. Nevertheless, I miss them both. The Cubs offense this year was BAD.
These 2008 Upper Deck X cards have been consistently landing in my mailbox this year. The sharp angles are a little much, but the red, white, and blue sure do look good with the Cubs and their home jerseys.
Kid K! I love me some Kerry Wood cards! I already have these two in my collection. But, that's okay. I'm thinking I might do another project like my baseball card coffee table and Wood will figure to play a prominent role in my next attempt.
|My 244th different Kerry Wood card.|
I love the Bowman Heritage and this is the third different Upper Deck Artifacts card from 2006.
Here's one more prospect. And hopefully this one will have a decent MLB career.
Lastly, we'll wrap this one up with a couple of guys who wore our their welcome in Chicago. Again, it amazes me how the media is capable of vilifying a player. Deserved or undeserved.
This was a terrific with a very wide variety of Cubs goodness. Thanks for the great trade, Jeff!