Sunday, March 18, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,525 Cubs cards from 130 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1954 Bowman #61 Eddie Miksis  Eddie is not a very happy looking man.  Was it because of his .202 average in 1954?  The Cubs 90 losses that season?

1980s: 1982 Fleer #587 Tim Blackwell  This would be a great pose for a Panini card, with nearly no logos visible.

1990s: 1995 Flair #111 Jim Bullinger  This card shows the only thing I remember about Bullinger - the funky way he wore his stirrups.

2000s: 2002 Topps Chrome #31 Kevin Tapani  This card comes from the era when the Chome set included all of the cards the base set.  Today a guy who was 9-14 the year prior to the card being issued does not get a Chrome card.

2010s: 2012 Sega Card Gen #234 Carlos Marmol By the time this card came out in 2012, Marmol has lost his command and his job as the Cubs closer.

1 comment:

  1. For that brief moment in time Marmol was magnificent--not counting the walks.