1950s' / 1960's Topps 1952 #322 Randy Jackson The card says "Randy," but this is Handsome Ransom Jackson. He was coming off of a very nice rookie campaign in 1951, hitting .275 with 16 HRs and 76 RBIs. But the sophomore jink hammered him in 1952 as his average dropped 43 points and his homers and RBIs were each halved. Handsome Ransom put up some ugly numbers!
1970's Topps 1974 #598 Rookie Outfielders Jim Tyrone Of course this card isn't known as the Jim Tyrone rookie card, its actually the
1980's Team Issued 1988 Darrin Jackson This team-issued card was given out to all in attendance at Wrigley on August 24, 1988. Jackson didn't play that day, as the Cubs beat the Astros 3-2. The two starters that day were Greg Maddux and Nolan Ryan, though neither got a decision. Jackson played in 100 games for the Cubs in 1988 and hit .266.
He would later end in the TV booth on the south side, paired with Hawk Harrelson, and agreeing with every annoying thing Hawk spouted. Today he is the color man on the Sox radio broadcasts, getting booted out of the TV booth when Steve Stone moved in. And I apologize in advance for offending any Sox fans, but the Sox have to have baseball's worst pair of lead announcers, with Harrelson on TV and Ed Farmer on radio. Mercy, are they bad!
1990's Score 1992 #75 Andre Dawson It looks like the Hawk is making solid contact here! 1992 was his final season with the Cubs. Dawson's average and power numbers dropped, hitting .277 with only 22 HRs. After the season, he became a free agent and left Chicago for the Red Sox, where he could be a DH.
2000's Topps 2003 #108 Fred McGriff Fred didn't play for the Cubs in 2003, as the Cubs elected to not re-sign him after 2002. They felt confident in the abilities of rookie Hee Seop Choi to take over at first. Oops!