I pre-ordered the 25-card limited edition 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs boxed set about five weeks back. Today it arrived in my mailbox and although I have other packages lined up to blog about you're going to get the boxed set tonight. And, you're going to like it! (Or, you've already moved on at this point wondering, "When is this guy going to get off this Cubs kick?")
Here we go! It's picture heavy, so buckle in!
Here's my four favorite cards and the their magical moments.
Six of the seven games of the World Series were featured on the backs of these magical moments cards, with the only omission being Game 4. The first fifteen cards in the checklist had backs similar to this one.
The last ten cards in the set look slightly different than the ones above. First, the Cubs logo is back and the World Series logo has been relocated off the corner piping. The backs of the cards have all of the player's career stats.
Baez, Russell, Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras, Zobrist, Schwarber, Lester, Arrieta, and Chapman get the solo card treatment.
I'm very disappointed that Kyle Hendricks, Mike Montgomery and Carl Edwards were left off the checklist entirely. Those three arms were relied on pretty heavily during the World Series. For the record, Dexter Fowler was given a magical moments card for his lead-off homer in Game 7.
World Series Championships don't come around that often, and even if there are more in near future for the Cubs, the first one after a 108 year long drought will be the one that I celebrate and day dream about the most. Flipping through a binder with these card in pages will make sure of that.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter my new contest about your favorite card of 2016!