Sunday, January 7, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,293 Cubs cards from 128 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1961 Post #200 Don Elston  While Topps reserved the 00's for stars, Post did not.  Card #200 went to a career .500 pitcher.

1980s: 1989 Fleer Glossy #421 Jody Davis  Fleer put out a glossy parallel set with cards identical to the base except for the gloss.  You'll have to trust me that this is the glossy one.  The Cubs traded Jody to the Braves at the tail end of the 1988 season but the folks at Fleer must not have gotten the memo.

1990s: 1994 Score #517 Brooks Kieschnick  Everyone had high hopes for him back in 1994.  The picture is at an odd angle, one you don't see much.

2000s: 2001 Victory #344 Eric Young This is a nice shot of EY turning a double play.  This is the Cubs vs. the Tigers at Wrigley Field on June 2, 2000.  After singling in the 7th inning, Damion Easley is rubbed out on a 5-4-3 double play.

2010s: 2011 Topps Traded Gold #307 Casey Coleman  The 2011 season was the last before Theo arrived and the Cubs were not headed in the right direction.  Need evidence?  Coleman started 17 games and was 3-9 with an ERA of 6.40.  It was time to blow up the whole thing.

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