1900s-1970s: 1953 Bowman #48 Hank Sauer The Bowman '53s were a very plain looking card, but I like that they used actual photographs instead of the painting-type pictures used by Topps. This card has a pose of the Cubs slugger at the Polo Grounds.
1990s: 1999 All Century Team #8 Andre Dawson This card comes from a 21-card set that the Cubs gave away over three dates during the 1999 season. Dawson was one of five outfielders to make the Cubs All Century team. While writing this up, I noticed that I've never done a post with the entire set. I'll have to do something about that this week.
2000s: 2006 Upper Deck Update #1035 Carlos Marmol This is Marmol's first card as a big leaguer. Topps didn't get him a card until the next season. Marmol made his MLB debut on June 4, 2006, making the jump from AA. He was used mainly as a starter and went 5-7 with an ERA of 6.08. He would never start another game during the rest of his career....500 more appearances.