Sunday, November 23, 2014

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 12,997 Cubs cards from 98 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1971 Topps #502 Cubs Team Floating Heads! This team card is a bit of an oddity because there is no team name at the top of the card like there is on every other Topps 1971 card.  I guess it may have been a little redundant since there is a giant Cubs logo in the center of the card.  I went ahead and made a version with the name on the top

I think I like my version better than the original.  And you?

1980s: 1982 Donruss #151 Leon Durham  Year #2 of Donruss shows the Bull in the box at Wrigley.  His career was on the upswing as he led the 1982 Cubs in home runs (22) and batting (.312- good for third in the NL), slugging, and walks.  He was also a 20/20 man with 22 stolen bases.  He was the first Cub in 72 years to make the 20/20 Club!

1990s: 1993 Upper Deck #612 Rey Sanchez The '92 season was Sanchez's second big league season.  He was hitting .324 through the first half of the season, but then injuries limited his time in the second half.  His low point of the season--lining into a triple play on August 23.

2000s: 2003 MVP #40 Moises Alou  This card is from one of the new sets added to my collection-Upper Deck MVP.  Anything that combines 2003 and Moises Alou brings immediate flashbacks to his hissy fit after missing the foul ball in game six.  It will always be my contention that his actions (not Bartman's) made the whole situation what it was.

2010s: 2010 Topps MHR400 Rogers Hornsby USA Hat Logo  This has to be one of the dumbest manufactured cards.  All MLB teams wore a similar logo on the 4th of July in 2009.  What on earth is the connection between that and Rogers Hornsby??


  1. Agree with you on Moises. I don't like the 4th of July hats anyway. Maybe I'm a bad person but I don't care for the camo thing either. And as long as I'm being un-pc I don't like every player wearing 42 on Jackie Robinson day. It's all too gimicky.

  2. I agree entirely on all points. Let's start the meeting of the Old Man's Club right now! ... What? It's already begun?

    1. I'm sorry...I had to go to the bathroom again; did I miss something?? What, speak up, I can't hear you. And get off my lawn, too!