Sunday, August 30, 2015

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 13,787 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: 1976 Topps #251 Rick Monday  This is one of my all-time favorite cards.  I just love the look of the blue on the border, the blue sky, and the blue on the uniform.  Monday looks so cool, too, with the bat on his shoulder.  Just a great looking card.

1980s: 1986 Topps Traded #120 Manny Trillo The Cubs reacquired Trillo in December 1985 in a trade with the Giants.  He was a young up and coming player during his first go-around with the Cubs.  This time he was a grizzled veteran and a utility player.  He got in half of the Cubs games in 1986 and hit a very decent .296. 

1990s: 1994 Sportflics Traded #83 Steve Trachsel  Cool 3-D Sportflic cards with a boring 2-D picture in the corner.  The 1994 season was Trachsel's rookie campaign, which is why he was in the traded set.  He posted a 9-7 record, leading the team in wins.

2000s: 2008 Upper Deck #78 Ryan Theriot  Do you know about TOOTBLAN?  It was inspired by Ryan more about it here.  

2010s: 2014 Heritage Baseball Flashbacks #EB Ernie Banks  On May 9, 1965, Mr. Cub hit two homers in game two of a doubleheader against the Astros, giving the Cubs a split for the day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the TOOTBLAN tip! I'd not heard of it and I just spent a half-hour getting a thorough TOOTBLAN education!