Mark is one of the Cubs that I really grew to like during his tenure with them. I could not believe it when they let him slip away. Then he went to the rival Cardinals and I knew that they would not be happy about that. I decided that now was the time to try a ‘now with’ card that I grew up with. Topps would not even try to airbrush a card sometimes, but would just type some extra letters to let you know that the player has switched teams. This is my try at that card.
I took this picture during the picture day last season in St. Louis. I liked the picture, and was upset that I couldn’t get it into this set until now. Since I will probably not see the Giants in action this season this may be the only card for them in this set.