Sunday, April 16, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,825 Cubs cards from 120 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1961 Fleer #94 Lou Boudreau As far as I know this is the only card that shows the Good Kid as a Cub.  He and Charlie Grimm swapped spots during the 1960 season, Grimm going up to the radio booth while Boudreau took over the team.  After the season Wrigley implemented the College of Coaches and Lou went back to radio.

1980s: 1985 Team issued George Frazier  The Cubs gave away this set of cards on August 14.  Frazier didn't pitch in that game, which the Cubs lost to the Expos 8-7.  

1990s: 1997 Leaf #268 Steve Trachsel The picture was taken in Mesa during spring training.  Back then the teams wore their regular uniforms and hats, instead of the spring only hats and uniforms of today (which are just another of the too many MLB dollar grabs).

2000s: 2009 Traded #43 Koyie Hill He was the 2009 version of David Ross, though not nearly as successful or popular.

2010s: 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects #8 Tayler Scott  Here's another that never made it.  The Cubs released him in March of 2016, as he never rose above AA ball.  He pitched in Independent ball for a little while and was then signed by the Brewers.  This season he's with their AA team.


  1. I was rooting for Tayler Scott to make it, as he would have been the first South African Cub.

  2. Loved listening to Lou on the radio for all of my childhood and beyond.