1980s: 1983 Donruss #561 Jay Johnstone The bat head is up, nicely done Jay. The veteran outfielder played in 86 games for the 1983 Cubs and hit .257. He was much better at Wrigley, hitting .310 at home compared to .220 on the road.
1990s: 1994 Upper Deck #122 Jose Vizcaino Despite being a full-time player in 1993 and hitting a very respectable .287, Vizcaino was traded to the Mets just before opening day in 1994. In return, the Cubs got pitcher Anthony Young, who the previous season set an MLB record by losing 27 games in a row. His 1993 record was 1-16. And the Cubs went out and made a trade for him. Young went 4-6 and then had Tommy John surgery in August.
2000s: 2002 Upper Deck #21 Mike Amrhein I have absolutely no recollection of this guy. Never heard of him, at all. I must have at least seen the card when I put it into my binder, and again when I scanned the card, but when I saw this after the RNG picked it, I had nothing. He never made it to the majors. He spent part of 2002 in AAA, but that was as high as he got and his final season in organized ball.
2010s: 2011 Opening Day #117 Tyler Colvin Big things were expected from Tyler Colvin in 2011 after he did well in 2010, his first full year in the majors. He hit 20 homers and had 56 RBIs as the Cubs starting left fielder. But he got off to a horrendous start in 2011 and never recovered. In 80 games he batted just .150. After the season he was traded to the Rockies. A week ago the Giants DFA'ed him, and he has yet to hook up with another team.