Sunday, November 27, 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: 1963 Topps #81 Jimmie Schaffer  Jimmie is not a happy looking man.  He came to the Cubs in the winter of 1962 in a trade with the Cardinals.  He was a backup catcher for the Cardinals and had the same role with the Cubs.

1980s: 1981 Topps Traded #783 Ken Kravec This card comes from the initial Topps Traded set.  The early sets continued the numbering from the base set, which is why he has card #783.

1990s: 1999 Team Issued All Century Team Old Style Mordecai Brown  You can't argue against Brown making the Cubs All Century team.  From 1906 - 1911 he averaged 24 wins per season as the Cubs won four pennants.

2000s: 2006 Topps '52 #BC Buck Coats Autograph  Sometimes following the rule means you end up with the autograph of a career .193 hitter.

2010s: 2015 Gypsy Queen #97 Anthony Rizzo Though a 2015 card, the picture is from 2013....when Rizzo was growing his hair out longer.

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