Sunday, December 2, 2012

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 11,073 Cubs cards from 75 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1950s / 1960s: 1955 Bowman #181 Eddie Miksis  The TV Set---Bowman's last as an independent company.  Miksis is posing in front of the spite wall at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.  

1970s: 1977 Topps #360 Rick Monday  This is a nice looking card, but Monday didn't even play for the Cubs in 1977.  He was traded to the Dodgers before the season; the Cubs got Ivan DeJesus and Bill Buckner in return.

1980s:  1986 Topps #460 Leon Durham  The Bull hit 20+ homers for the third straight season in 1986.  He led the team in triples and walks and hit his 100th homer as a Cub during the season.  

1990s: 1990 Fleer #35 Les Lancaster  Here's a card of the bone-head who forgot the count in game 6 of the 1989 NLCS.  He had a pretty lack-luster season in 1990 and even spent half of August in AAA.

2000s: 2009 Spectrum #21 Aramis Ramirez  This is one of those fancy-shmancy shiny card sets from Upper Deck.  Ramirez was injured in 2009, dislocating his shoulder and missed two months.  He came back a bit too soon and never really got back on track, playing in only 82 games.  

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