Who can fault the Chicago Cubs front office for trading away some of their top prospects to get players who can help the big league club win now?
The quick rise of Kyle Schwarber for the current championship club, the Chicago Cubs, and his gradual fall has surely been a point of frustration for Cubs fans.
Some names on the list might surprise you while others you’d expect them to hit a few more long bombs before the 2017 season is done.
Having a card that features a game-used base in the game that clinched the World Series for the Chicago Cubs last season would be priceless to some.
If asked to pick two teams to make the World Series this year, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox might have the best odds.
So this interleague series between the two historic teams starting today is one to watch for baseball fans.
From a card collecting stand point, many of the players on both these teams should see a nice bump in value with a greater one for being on the winning side.
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As if anyone forgotten, Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant showcased his power Saturday, April 15 by hitting his first homer of 2017 in Wrigley Field off the scoreboard.
It’s what scouts kept talking about when Bryant was making his way through the minors with some expecting a 50-homerun season on the horizon.
When looking at his rookie card value, in particular his 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft autograph rookie, it seems to have stabilized at the $1,000 mark (just below the value of Bryce Harper’s 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospect autographed rookie).
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Here’s another video featuring one of the biggest baseball players to play the game today, doing some batting practice in an unusual setting.
3: Kris Bryant 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto $1,025
Landing in the number three spot is Kris Bryant’s 2013 Bowman Chrome prospect auto card, the first card in our countdown to cross the $1,000 valuation mark.
What is confusing about this particular card is that you won’t find it in in packs or boxes of 2013 Bowman Chrome Draft. Instead it was released in the 2014 release of Bowman Inception, Platinum and Chrome.
It’s difficult to tell what impact this decision by Topps ultimately has on the value of the card (is it more valuable because it was so unpredictable where it would turn up?) because of the lack of precedent. If we leave that point aside though and focus on the facts of the featured player, it becomes clear why collectors are eager to spend so much on this card.
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This video came out a month ago but it’s still pretty funny.
Even the reigning National League MVP player Kris Bryant recognized the “sound guy” had a wicked curve ball when he stepped in for the pitcher tossing balls during batting practice.
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It’s actually a belated birthday wish but better late than never, right?
Besides, the fact his birthday is not top of mind for many baseball enthusiasts (unless you’re a Toronto Blue Jays fan) kind of goes with how people remember his baseball career.
I’m not sure why he doesn’t get more baseball love despite a very productive career, which includes 10 seasons with 100-plus RBIs, five all-star game appearances and nearly 400 homeruns (just four shy) to his overall stat line.
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