Sunday, August 2, 2015

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 13,765 Cubs cards from 105 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades. 

1900s - 1970s: Topps 1974 #607 Dave Rosello Rookie  That is a pretty mediocre group of shortstops!  Rosello played in 62 games for the Cubs in 1974, though most were at second base.  Glenn Beckert had been traded and Vic Harris was supposed to be the new guy.  He was terrible and Rosello got his chance.  He was terrible, too, hitting just .203.

1980s: 1986 Fleer Traded #51 Guy Hoffman The Cubs picked up Hoffman off of the White Sox scrap heap before the 1985 season.  He missed most of '85 with a bad elbow.  He joined the Cubs in late April, 1986 and had a fairly decent season.  His record was 6-2 making eight starts and 24 bullpen appearances. 

1990s: 1996 Select #81 Mark Grace  Kind of a weird look on his face in that action shot.

2000s: 2004 Playoff Honors Prime Signature #27 Billy Williams This is in the Billy player collection and it features an oft-used picture.   Sigh!

2010s: 2011 Topps #655 Starlin Castro Rookie Cup Gold  Remember when we held so much hope for Starlin Castro? 


  1. Frank Taveras might not have been an All-Star, but he was a starting shortstop for nine years, and that's not too shabby.

    There's nothing quite as sad as a base card that's clearly designed to host a signature, and yet has none.

  2. Replies
    1. Some days, but then he gets on a streak and I'm not so sure anymore.

    2. And then he makes an error in the ninth inning that almost costs us a win. Oy!

  3. I have a bunch of Hall of Famers all stars from 79 to 94 I can not get the average prices that the cards sell for I think eBay has a deal with the card dealers so that new people see the lowest possible price a card has ever Ben sold for instance NolanRyan 5oook error card I sold it for ten DOLLERS and same card was just sold for 847.