I know. I've been a bad blogger. It's never too late to post about baseball cards though, right?
Yep. Wes, the notorious JBF, is at it again! Seriously? It's like the man has a never-ending supply of Cubs cards? Where does he find them all?
Let's dive in, shall we?
I couldn't wait to get my hands on the '89 Topps Traded baseball card set when I was in middle school.
The above three were the main reason why. 1989 was the year I truly became a Cubs fan. Good times.
Since then we've made the playoffs a few times, but largely there hasn't been much to cheer about. So, I've always really enjoyed cheering for the next "can't miss" prospects. Here's four good ones:
Here's a couple of minor league cards of guys who did make it to The Show and have stuck.
Yep, Josh Donaldson was drafted by the Cubs.
Wes, also included some of my favorites, like Kerry Wood.
Derrek Lee, Mark Grace, Ted Lilly, and The Hawk. The Gold Label card is the bee's knees.
Greg Maddux, but before he went all Cy Young crazy.
Inserts! And more Amazing Grace!
Ryno! The 1994 O-Pee-Chee on the bottom left is my 699th different Ryne Sandberg Card.
Oh! Hall-of-Famer inserts! Nice!
Wait, these guys aren't favorites. The Jason Marquis card barely qualifies as a Cubs card. Kyle McMillen? Chicago? He's a minor league pitcher who has a career ERA of 10.38 for the WHITE SOX. C'est la vie.
Back to legitimate Cubs. Cubs blessed with copious amounts of facial fair:
Cubs in catcher's gear:
Glorious vintage Cubs!
A couple of Cubs cards for the Wrigley Field and Logos binder:
And lastly, my favorite card from the first part of the package. A pink 2014 Rizzo!
Part II? Tomorrow. I can't wait to crack into the "Bear". Thanks, Wes!