Sunday, October 2, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,442 Cubs cards from 109 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: Bowman 1949 #38 Emil Verban  His claim to fame came years after his playing days ended.  George Will, among other Chicagoans living in D.C. formed the Emil Verban Society, a group of die-hard Cub fans.  

1980s: 1980 Topps #54 Dennis Lamp  Lamp looks like a pretty happy-go-lucky guy on this card.  Maybe he's so happy because he was a league leader in 1980.  Then again, he shouldn't have a smile because he was the 1980 NL leader in earned runs allowed.  

1990s: 1999 Stadium Club #48 Jeremi Gonzalez  Gonzalez injured his elbow in July of 1998 and didn't pitch in the majors again until 2003

2000s: 2004 Diamond Kings #152 Mark Grace That is one funky looking drawing of Mark Grace.

2010s: 2010 Upper Deck #110 Kosuke Fukudome  UD said FU Topps with this card by showing logos in two spots.  Topps replied in kind and shut Upper Deck down.

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