Today is Presidents Day, which means no mail delivery..... and no new cards. To help you suffer through a day of no bubble envelopes, I've got a bunch of cards for you.
There have been 42 unique birthdays among the 43 American presidents. I went through and tried to find Cubs players that shared a birthday with a president. I found a match for 37 of the 42 birth dates.
Throughout the day, I'll post a quarter of a years worth until we get all 37 shown. Several of the birthdays had more than one Cub to pick from. In those cases, I tried to get a more obscure player, to give you the chance to see a card you may have not seen before.
Let's get started with January through March
January 7 - President Millard Fillmore and Cub Alfonso Soriano...ok, so he's not so obscure.
January 9 - President Richard Nixon and Cub Joe Wallis....but Tarzan Joe Wallis is!
January 29 - President William McKinley and Cub Jim Tyrone...Jim who?...and who is that Griffey guy?
January 30 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Cub Davey Johnson....bet most of you didn't know he ended his career with the Cubs
February 6 - President Ronald Reagan and Cub Dale Long
February 9 - President William Henry Harrison and Cub Heinie Zimmerman...I'm glad I got to show you my Heinie!
February 12 - President Abraham Lincoln and Cub Jeff Pico
February 22 - President George Washington and Cub Eric Yelding (and a thousand bonus points to anyone who can name the set this card came from)
March 15 - President Andrew Jackson and Cub Bobby Bonds...one of the ugliest cards of all time
March 16 - President James Madison and Cub Hee Seop Choi
March 18 - President Grover Cleveland and Cub Dick Littlefield
March 29 - President John Tyler and Cub Karl Pagel
Stay tuned for the next three months in a couple hours.