1950s / 1960s: 1963 Post #169 Ernie Banks This card comes from the set that was on the backs of boxes of Post cereal. The set is one of those "some day" sets that I'd like to add to my collection. I really like the picture on the card...that look is pure Ernie Banks.
1970s: 1979 TCMA All Time Cubs Ernie Banks The Random Number Generator seems to be saying "Let's Pick Two!" so we get our second card in a row of Mr. Cub. This card comes from the second TCMA All Tie Cubs set. I've got a post about the entire set here.
1980s: 1987 Kay Bee Superstars of Baseball #28 Ryne Sandberg This card comes from the Sandberg player collection. Did anyone shop at Kay Bee Toys? They had shops in most of the malls that we went to when our two oldest were little. The stores were always kinda messy and filled with cheap, knock off stuff. It seemed like a poor mans Toys R Us. We'd stop in just to give the boys a distraction, but rarely bought stuff there.
1990s: 1997 Pacific #250 Mark Grace The Cubs first baseman had a solid season in 1997, hitting .319, good for sixth best in the NL. He also finished in the NL's Top Ten in hits, walks, and on-base percentage. He made the NL All Star team and played in two innings. He had an at bat, too, but grounded out. The AL pitcher he faced....Mariano Rivera.
2000s: 2008 Topps Factory Team Set #CHC4 Kerry Wood I think this is the first time a card from a Factory Team set was picked. The picture on this card is different from the base set, which looked like...