Sunday, June 5, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,252 Cubs cards from 108 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1971 Topps #90 Joe Pepitone  Pepitone played in just 117 games in 1971 due to bone chips in his elbow.  He did, however, set a career-high average of .307

1980s: 1985 Donruss #442 Dennis Eckersley   I never noticed how weirdly out of focus the background on the card is.  All of the Cubs top five starters, including Eckersley, spent time on the DL in 1985.  He was on the list in August due to tendinitis in his right shoulder.

1990s: 1990 Score #150 Mark Grace This card comes from the rainbow era for Score.  This green-bordered card looks nasty against the Cubs blue.

2000s: 2005 Fleer #14 Greg Maddux  Fleer went retro in 2005 and we have this very basic looking card of Greg Maddux.

2010s: 2013 Aunt Millies Planting the Ivy The Aunt Millies set is not widely known.  Right now there are just six listing on Ebay, all from the same seller.  I wouldn't want to have to put the set together now.

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