2016 Topps Chicago Cubs World Series Champions Checklist and Details

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Looking at who won, there will be no cancelling the 2016 Topps Chicago Cubs World Series Champions box set. A cheaper alternative to the Topps Now 2016 World Series set, it features key players from the team plus a couple of cards that help tell the story of the 2016 postseason.

2016 Topps Chicago Cubs World Series Box Set

The blaster-style box set comes with 25 cards. Player cards make up the majority of the checklist, although there are also highlights from the World Series and Chicago’s playoff run to get there.

This is a traditional commemorative set that doesn’t have any additional content or marketing angles. As a result, it should be readily available for less than $25 at hobby shops and online on places like eBay. By comparison, the Topps Now sets, which come with a more limited print run and the option for an autograph, start at $50 for 15 cards.

Topps announced a similar 2015 World Series set. However, after the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets, it was cancelled. Although no official reason was given, it’s likely due to the fact that the Royals don’t have the same big-market appeal as teams like the Mets, Cubs, Red Sox and Yankees.

2016 Topps World Series Champions card set at a glance:

Set size: 25 cards
Sets per case: 16
Release date: November 23, 2016

2016 Topps World Series Champions Checklist

WS-1 Kyle Schwarber
WS-2 Anthony Rizzo
WS-3 Kyle Schwarber
WS-4 Jake Arrieta
WS-5 Aroldis Chapman
WS-6 Wrigley Field
WS-7 David Ross/Anthony Rizzo
WS-8 Kris Bryant
WS-9 Aroldis Chapman
WS-10 Kris Bryant
WS-11 Addison Russell
WS-12 Dexter Fowler
WS-13 David Ross
WS-14 Ben Zobrist
WS-15 Chicago Cubs
WS-16 Willson Contreras
WS-17 Jon Lester
WS-18 Addison Russell
WS-19 Kris Bryant
WS-20 Ben Zobrist
WS-21 Anthony Rizzo
WS-22 Javier Baez
WS-23 Jake Arrieta
WS-24 Kyle Schwarber
WS-25 Aroldis Chapman

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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2 comments

  1. Jeff Marshall 26 December, 2016 at 07:30

    I am disappointed that the set failed to include Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lackey, Jorge Soler. Why include three Schwarbers and Chapmans, and two Bryants, Rizzos, and Russells, and not include others with significant innings played?

  2. Travis Sampson 27 March, 2017 at 19:51

    Although I agree with Mr. Marshall’s post, there are variations with different photos which came as a nice surprise. So far I have found one variation of each of the following; WS-2, WS-4, WS-5, WS-8 thru WS-15 for a total of 36 not 25 cards in this set! Topps found a way to work in a curve ball. Don’t give up on this set yet…

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