The Cubs got rid of a lot of their star power over the last couple years, dumping big contracts in the name of building with young stars. Soriano, Ramirez, and Zambrano are long gone, leaving the team to Rizzo, Castro, and Barney. Of course, that also means less and less of a cardboard presence, so when I can get a good deal, I jump at the chance, like with this pair of Anthony Rizzo autographed cards.
Both of these are from Topps Tier One, with his 2011 rookie card numbered 152/999 and his 2012 card numbered 61/235. So far this year, Rizzo is batting .276, with 66 hits and 14 home runs, and leads the team in runs scored (45), home runs (14), runs batted in (38) and walks (46). He is definitely one of the cornerstones of this young team, and hopefully he can contribute to the Cubs becoming a successful franchise.