Sunday, July 10, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,329 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: 1978 Hostess #46 Bill Buckner  What a great looking card of Billy Buck!  Looks like they got him at spring training.  The Hostess cards were produced by Topps, and I think that many of them look better than their Topps counterparts.

1980s:  1988 Fleer #416 Brian Dayett  Fleer jumped the gun on this one.  Dayett was sold after the 1987 seasons to the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japan Pacific League.  Sayonara Brian.

1990s: 1996 Signature Series Ozzie Timmons  I've got this card only because it meet my autograph collection rule...The card shows Timmons as a Cub and it came out in 1996, a year in which he played 65 games for the Cubs.  He just cleared the Medoza line, hitting .200 right on the nose.

2000s: 2009 Upper Deck #574 Rich Harden Oh the irony that a guy with "Hard" in his last name had a glass arm and was taking multiple trips to the disabled list.

2010s: 2013 Allen and Ginter Across the Years #SC Starlin Castro This is one of the insert sets from 2013 Ginter. Castro's card is for March 24 and on the day he was born in 1990, the first California Condor (recently extinct in the wild) was hatched at the LA zoo.

1 comment:

  1. Ozzie Timmons has a cool signature... Even if the card didn't meet your rule, it'd be worth it just for the sig.