In 1896 the team that would become today's Chicago Cubs was named the White Stockings and called the Chicago Colts. The president was James Hart, with part owner, Albert Spalding, controlling from behind. Adrian C. Anson was a co-owner and team captain. Two years later he would play his last game with the team. 1896 was the team's 24th season and third season in the second West Side Park where they were scheduled to play ten home games. It had joined the National League 20 years earlier.
Player roster: Adrian Anson, Buttons Briggs, Bill Dahlen, George Decker, Tim Donahue, Bill Everett, George Flynn, Danny Friend, Clark Griffith, Malachi Kittridge, Bill Lange, Barry McCormick,* Monte McFarland, Algie McBride, Doc Parker, Josh Reiley, Jimmy Ryan, Adonis Terry, Walter Thornton* and Harry Truby.
Pictured on the three magnets: cover of an 1896 score card, picture of 1896 Colts team and picture of Adrian Anson.
*Not pictured on magnet