Sunday, January 21, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,306 Cubs cards from 129 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1970 Super #40 Billy Williams  I did a post on the Super set about a month ago.    It's a shame that Topps used a picture that was probably five years old.

1980s: 1988 Fleer Glossy #641 Prospects Mark Grace and Darrin Jackson  Both of these guys went on to have decent major league careers and work in broadcasting, too.

1990s: 1992 Topps Gold Winner #727 Chuck McElroy The card says "Winner" but Chuck, not so much.  He was 4-7 in 1992.

2000s: 2002 Topps Total #20 Juan Cruz The picture on this card must be from a spring training game because he is wearing quite a mish-mash.... the blue alternate top, home pinstriped pants, and the away red billed hat.

2010s: 2010 Topps Factory Team #9 Tyler Colvin This is another spring shot, because the Cubs are in the first base dugout.  His 2010 season ended early when a piece of a broken bat lodged in his chest.

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