Wednesday, April 29, 2015
1992 Topps Chicago Cubs team set
The 1992 Topps Chicago Cubs team set is the first set I had to make a Manager card for. For some reason, Topps didn't make a card for Jim Essian in 1992, or for Jim Lefebvre (the Cubs skipper in 1992). They made a card for Milwaukee Brewers 1992 Manager Phil Garner, even though Tom Trebelhorn skippered the Brew Crew in '91, so if they didn't want to make Essian a card, they could've at least made Lefebvre's in the 1992 set. There are a few other Manager cards I will make in the set, like the previously mentioned Tom Trebelhorn, as well as a Jeff Torborg card for the Chicago White Sox (he appeared as a New York Met since he became their manager in 1992, and the White Sox didn't have a manager card in the '92 Topps set), a Stump Merrill card (the New York Yankees 1992 manager Buck Showalter was featured in the '92 set), and a Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan card (no manager was in the set).
I've worked all the way through the Milwaukee Brewers team set, and am starting on the Montreal Expos, so to give you a rough estimate, I'm about 1/4 or 1/3 of the way done with the set. With that being said, I already have the subset cards done, as well as every card up to card #940 or so done, so I'm only having to do between 5-15 cards per team set, so technically its probably between 1/2 and 2/3rds of the way done. Hopefully it will go by quick and I can post pictures of the fronts of the whole set and then start finishing up the backs. Thanks for checking out the newest team set.