2011 Tristar Pursuit
Tristar is back again this year with their unlicensed prospect offerings, leading off with Tristar Pursuit. The Pursuit issue has no real niche, hasn't featured a very attractive design either year of its existence, and has a goofy complete set based distribution method. I don't get the product at all.
Last year's set was okay from a Cubs perspective in that it had a few cards of guys who didn't really have any other cards at the time. This year's set doesn't have that, at least from a Cubs perspective. Brett Jackson, Steve Clevenger, and Blake Parker represent the Cubs. Jackson has plenty of cards, most of them a lot more desirable than these. And Clevenger and Parker were in last year's Pursuit product. There are also 5 player combo auto cards that do not picture any of the players, one of my least favorite things you can do on a card. So not much exciting to see here, but here's the rundown from a Cubs perspective.
Base Set – 10 Versions - Base, Orange (#/99), Green (#/25), Red (#/5), Purple (1/1), Autos (#/111), Autos Blue (#/50), Autos Green (#/25), Autos Red (#/5), Autos Purple (1/1)
#15 Brett Jackson
#80 Steve Clevenger SP
#86 Blake Parker SP
#94 Casey Coleman w/Jeanmar Gomez, Carlos Monasterios, Dan Runzler, and Drew Storen
#96 Starlin Castro w/Chris Davis, Ike Davis, Eduardo Nunez, and Andrew Romine
#98 Tyler Colvin w/John Bowker, Ben Revere, Travis Snider, and Jose Tabata
The five player cards are autographed by all and only available in Blue (#/50), Red (#/5), and Purple (1/1). No non-auto versions for the five player cards.
Obak Previews – 3 Versions - Variations, Auto Parallels for some
#4 Cap Anson - has a variation version with a square around the number on back