2006 Chicago Cubs Greats Of The Game Game-Used Bat Card – Gary Matthews, Sr.
I finished the base set of this ‘Cubs’ tribute a while back. And once done, I always thought it would be a nice challenge to go after the game-used bat and jersey cards from the same series. I have shopped for these a few different times and that dream may be tough to conquer. But that doesn’t mean that I cannot take baby steps towards coming close to that goal.
What a sweet looking card!!! I love the design and the Ivy leaves added behind the Cubs logo makes me think about good old Wrigley Field.
To the average fan, Gary Matthews probably doesn’t rank too high on their list of the greatest Cubs to play the game. But to the loyal fans cheering for the team on the ‘North Side’, Matthews starred on our team for 3 1/2 seasons between 1984-87. His best season as a Cubbie was in 1984 when he finished 5th for the league MVP award as he hit .291/14/82.
When I saw this card on Ebay for just $1.00, I scooped it up with nobody else making a bid. I am very excited to add this card to my collection!!