Sunday, November 6, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,494 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: 1968 Topps #202 Adolfo Phillips The 1968 season was his last as a full-time player.  His average dropped 27 points from 1967 and hit RBI total went from 70 to 33.  

1980s: 1988 Star #65 Andre Dawson Some of the Star cards and nice action shots.  Others were pretty boring, like this one of Andre being interviewed.

1990s: 1997 Score #319 Robin Jennings  He spent most of the '97 season in Iowa.  His time with the Cubs was limited to just nine games as a September call-up.

2000s: 2007 Just Rookies Gold #5 Darwin Barney This is college Barney, playing for Oregon State.

2010s: 2015 Topps Stickers #219 Luis Valbuena  Seems like so long ago that he was the Cubs third baseman.  Theo traded him before the 2015 season because Kris Bryant was going to be taking over.  Valbuena for Dexter Fowler turned out to be a pretty good deal.


  1. Yes, any deal that results in the player posing as a stripper on SNL is a pretty good deal.