Sunday, May 21, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,880 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: 1975 Topps #388 Steve Stone  This is a really weird angle for a picture.  I wonder what Stone was thinking when the photographer got down low to take the picture?

1980s: 1989 Bowman #297 Dwight Smith  Smith came out of nowhere and became an important part of the 1989 Eastern Division champs.  The number he's weaing in the picture, 45, was not what he wore when he made it to the Cubs (18).  He deserved the NL rookie of the year award more than the winner, Jerome Walton.  

1990s: 1994 Fleer #402 Willie Wilson  Willie's career came to and end with the Cubs in 1994.  He was released on May 17 and didn't hook up with another team.

2000s: 2004 Fleer Ultra #73 Randall Simon Simon came to the Cubs from the Pirates (who seemingly werer the Cubs AAAA team that season) in August and was decent through the playoffs.  The Cubs didn't try to re-sign him for 2004 since they added a new first baseman , Derrek Lee.

2010s: 2013 Pro Debut #80 Rock Shoulders  A great name, but not so great player.  Rock was in independent ball last year.

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