I mentioned earlier this week that I thought the Cubs were a particularly cardogenic team. I think the main reason is the standout feature of Wrigley Field...the ivy. The ivy-covered wall is just iconic and even less observant collectors, such as me, can pick out Wrigley on a card. Other teams have iconic imagery that can be seen on their cards. Some off the top of my head include Boston's "Green Monster," the center field hill in Houston, and even the new Marlins carnival attraction. Did I forget your favorite? What are some other features that you can associate with a particular stadium? While you wonder, let's take a look at the second half of the 2012 Chicago Cubs.
1. Kerry Wood
2. Starlin Castro
3. Bryan LaHair
4. Matt Garza
5. Jeff Baker
If this card was actually produced, I think the Kerry Wood card would be the greatest farewell card of all time. The Castro card I liked because Castro is staring just as hard as the crowd at the same focal point. It's a nice group visual. The Bryan LaHair photo also tells a story. Looking at that picture, I can just imagine him thinking, "I can't believe I just got picked off." Garza is wearing the fantastic Cubs throwback uniform from the early 20th century. The Jeff Baker is one of the few times I have ever seen the Wrigley scoreboard at night. I especially like the star.
Make sure you check back on Monday when I will be showing the team with arguably the biggest amount of change this offseason.
Thanx for reading.