John hit me almost exclusively with Cubs I needed. Here we have some Series 2 offerings. Two of these players (Montgomery and Edwards) are no longer with the club, having been shipped out on the trade deadline. And speaking of trade deadline moves, Hamels has been rock-solid since he came over last July. I was worried that he might be slowing down, but he has been a stud in the rotation that has had its up-and-down moments this year.
The back looks like it might be used for a game.
Going even further back, there are some nice oddballs of all-time great Cubs, including Woody English and Lon Warneke, who both participated in the first All-Star Game. According to the back of the cards, English entered the game as a pinch-hitter for his teammate, Warneke. These cards come from a 1983 Big League Collectibles set. Moving from [Woody] English to [Larry] French, we see a nice early 80s TCMA set commemorating the greatest Cubs up to that point in time.
John didn't stop there with the Hall of Famers.
Thanks for the contest and the prize, John. I enjoy your blog and, as I mentioned in the comments on your page, I hope you have many more blogging anniversaries to come. Stay safe down there through hurricane season!