Sunday, July 2, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,967
 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: 1977 Topps #634 Big League Brothers Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!  This is one of four cards in this subset and the only one that has the names of the brothers opposite of the named player.  Didn't anyone at Topps know that Paul was the one with glasses?

1980s: 1980 Galasso Glossy Greats #115 Charlie Grimm  This is a really odd mix of horizontal and vertical layouts.  Or is Charlie climbing a wall like Batman and Robin? 

1990s: 1995 Flair #112 Shawon Dunston I guess this is what a horizontal card is supposed to look like.

2000s: 2002 Upper Deck #654 Moises Alou The Cubs signed Alou as a free agent for the 2002 season.  It was a very average season as he hit .275 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs.

2010s: 2013 Team Issued #5 Shawon Dunston  Two Dunstons in the same post!  This is for game #5 on April 12th, and Dunston wore #12.  Shawon had a card in the actual 1996 set and it looks like...

...this.  They both look pretty good.


  1. I keep waiting for you to pass the 15,000 card mark. Anything special planned for that milestone?

  2. Is that the most cards you've had of one player from a random pick?

  3. What uniform is Dunston wearing in that team issued set? I assume, being a pull over, it's a throwback. But what is with the sleeve stripes? Cubs never had a pull over with the stripes that high from the edge of the sleeve.


    My own question answered. That link give a better view that Dunston would cuff over the end of the sleeve, giving the impression the stripe was higher.

    Hey - remember, I am a Sox guy. I don't know all the idiosyncrasies of the north siders.