Wednesday, May 16, 2012

All The '70s Cubs

Today I've got all 297 of the Topps '70s Cubs. The picture files are starting to get pretty big as the number of cards grows, so I split it into two different pictures.

The '60s saw Ernie Banks with a card each year while Ron Santo and Billy Williams were in nine of the ten years. The '70s didn't have a player come close to that. The player with the most '70s cards was Rick Reuschel, who was on seven cards, from 1973 - 1979. Five players (Don Kessinger, Randy Hundley, Bill Bonham, Jose Cardenal, and Rick Monday) had six Cubs cards during the decade.

These are the Cubs I grew up with and the cards that I memorized. You could probably show me just a corner of any one of these and I could tell you who it belonged to. This is also the era of the floating heads team cards. There are seven of them scattered throughout.

I'm going to take a little break from these and get to the '80s, 90s, and 2000s in a few days.