1970s: 1978 Hostess #46 Bill Buckner This card pictures the mental picture I have of Bill Buckner...bushy eyebrows, big mustache, and Cubbie Blue. He had a great 1978 season....career high in RBIs (74) and average (.323); struck out only 17 times in 470 plate appearances (best in NL), led team in doubles (26), and was voted Chicago Player of the Year by the Chicago sportwriters.
1980s: 1989 Big #170 Ty Griffin This is a Big card for a big bust. He was good in college and good for Team USA, but as a professional, Ty Griffin was no good. He was the Cubs #1 draft selection in 1988, but never played any higher than AA.
1990s: 1992 Team Issued Andre Dawson This set, sponsored by Marathon Oil, were given away at Wrigley Field on July 10. The 1992 season was Dawson's last with the Cubs. He had a decent season, hitting .277 with 22 HRs and 90 RBIs. But age and injuries were catching up with him and the Cubs didn't try to resign him after the season.
2000s: 2005 Fleer #14 Greg Maddux The 2005 Fleer design has a old-time look to it, reminiscent of some of the early Topps designs. As a 39-year-old, Maddux led the NL in starts, taking the mound 35 times. He was 13-15, his first losing season since his rookie year with the Cubs in 1987. He did pick up his 3000th strikeout and won his 15th gold glove, so the season wasn't a total bust.