How the Champion Cubs Have Impacted the Panini America Spring Training Road Trip
Long before the young and ridiculously talented nucleus of the Chicago Cubs — Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Javier Baez, Carl Edwards Jr. and more — made history Wednesday night by clinching the franchise’s first World Series title in 108 years, they made an impact at the Panini Spring Training Road Trip.
In fact, the Cubs seemingly have been bear necessities at every Panini Spring Training Road Trip to date. The annual event began in the spring of 2014 and has been crucial in helping Panini America acquirie the autographs, memorabilia and photography that drive sales of Panini America MLBPA-licensed trading card products every season.
To honor the Cubs’ scintillating seven-game triumph over the Cleveland Indians, we offer a must-see look back — in both video and images — at how the Cubs’ brightest young superstars have dramatically impacted the Panini Spring Training Road Trip.
We’ll start with the video, which contains a startlingly accurate “prediction” from Schwarber at the end. For the record, that particular interview was conducted in late March. (Trust us, Nostradamus has nothing on Schwarber.)
Now, to the images . . .