I love boxes of random Cubs cards, because who knows what will unveil itself.
The Leprechaun thought I might really enjoy some of the cards, especially these:
I don't know that I enjoy the color green as much as him, but I did appreciate the colorful rainbow of parallels!
Here are a few other cards which The Leprechaun thought might standout:
See what I did there. Hehe.
There were plenty of Cubs for the player collections, including a half-dozen Kosuke Fukudome rookie cards:
I really like the team cards this year. Celebration shot? Check. Throwback uniforms? Check. Happy collector? Check.
Here are my two favorite Maddux cards. The 50th anniversary Leaf is a bit surprising: I guess I over looked the fact that Leaf has been around that long. And I remember these Black Gold cards when they were first released. Pretty cool that I now have the Maddux after all of these years.
I really liked the subsets within early 90s sets. Tuxedos, black and white, caricatures, and recognizing those who put service above self. They had it all. But the high releases and inserts were the cards that got all of the attention at card shows. The Leprechaun has given me the best of both worlds!
Here's some oddballs of Ryno...
On to random Cubs goodness that doesn't fit a certain niche in my collection:
Some Peoria Chiefs love!
Willie Gardner hit 0.182 in 113 games across two seasons for the Chiefs. He was a former 17th round draft pick who maxed out in A-ball. Why Classic? Why?
A dancing Mickey Morandini? It's too bad he probably doesn't have the name recognition anymore to be on Dancing with the Stars.
Wes, thanks again for sending the little fella my way. This is turning out to be lots of fun!