Saturday, May 17, 2014

Scott Hairston's lonesome Cubs card

Thought this could be an interesting post for the other Cubs collectors out there. If you're like me and you try and get every Cubs card you can, this one is a must have. I like to get a card of everyone who played for the Cubs as a member of the Cubs. Even though, not every player has one so that makes it tough and it sucks. But this one is the one and only card (to my knowledge) of Scott Hairston as a Cub and it's limited to only 50. Only 50 Cubs/Hairston collectors can claim it. I got in a trade on one of the forums I actively trade on.
Even though he only played in 52 games for the 2013 Cubs and hit .172, he had 8 HR's and 19 RBI's including a Grand Slam before we gave him away to the Nationals. So I am a little surprised he even got some Cubs love. Funny thing is the picture used for the card was also used for his Update base, but photoshopped as a National. So why did Topps make the Silk with the original Cubs photo? For collectors like me, of course! So without further adieu, here is the lonesome Hairston Cubs representation on cardboard. 2013 Topps Update Silk Collection 08/50 (eBay 1/1. He had 8 career Cubs HR's!):

Also, there is one more Silk card on my wantlist for a players only card as a Cub, 2011 Topps Silk Doug Davis. It kind of makes me wonder how many other players have just one card as a Cub, especially in today's world of 37 parallels for everything.

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