Sunday, April 30, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,834 Cubs cards from 121 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1961 Topps Stamps Ed Bouchee Bouchee spent just half a season with the Cubs in 1960 and hit only .237, but that was good enough for him to land a spot on the stamps checklist.

1980s: 1989 Sportflics #95 Andre Dawson  These cards are really tough to scan.  It's nearly impossible to get a look at just one or the other of the images.  Instead we get a combo look, smiling Dawson and swinging Dawson

1990s: 1993 Fleer Ultra #316 Candy Maldonado  Signed as a free agent after the 1992 season, his time with the Cubs was short and not sweet.  He hit a mere .186 over 70 games.  The Cubs traded him to the Indians in early August.

2000s: 2003 Fleer Ultra #94 Fred McGriff  This has to be a first - two Fleer Ultra cards in a row.  McGriff didn't play with the Cubs in 2003.  A free agent after 2002, he signed with the Dodgers as the Cubs showed no interest in keeping him.  After all, there was Hee Seop Choi waiting in the wings.

2010s: 2015 Heritage Minors #170 Mark Zagunis  Shown with High-A Myrtle Beach in 2015, Zagunis has made it to AAA this year.  He may not last long there, though, as his average in just .212

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