Sunday, August 6, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,061 Cubs cards from 122 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1974 Topps #338 Billy Williams All Star  A great card with two Hall of Famers.  Billy was an All Star for the sixth and final time in his career in 1973.

1980s: 1988 Score #413 Frank DiPino  This is from Score's very first set.  The borders were a variety of colors.  DiPino's card is one of just two green Cubs.

1990s: 1999 Chrome #56 Rod Beck  The Shooter was really bad for the '99 Cubs.  He went from 51 saves in 1998 to just 10 and his ERA skyrocketed to 5.93.  The Cubs traded him to the Red Sox at the end of August.

2000s: 2009 Goudey #74 Kosuke Fukudome 4 in 1  The 4 in 1 cards typically had some sort of theme to them. This one is apparently Asian players.

2010s: 2015 Allen and Ginter #337 Mike Olt  Talk about a guy that didn't deserve to be in a set!  Olt kept third base warm for a few days in 2015 until Bryant spent enough time in AAA for the Cubs to retain an extra year of team control.  Then it was bye bye Mike.

1 comment:

  1. That Goudey listing Cheng-Ming Wang as "Ming Wang" is ridiculous. (Really, it should be Wang Cheng-Ming, as Chinese tradition puts the surname first, but "Ming" clearly isn't part of the surname.)