Sunday, May 20, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,812 Cubs cards from 133 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1950 Bowman #61 Bob Rush The Good News?  Bob won 13 games in 1950 and his ERA was a not too bad 3.71.  The Bad News?  Bob lost 20 games, a season after losing 18 games.  Can you imagine a pitcher today losing 38 games in two years?

1980s: 1989 Donruss The Rookies #23 Joe Girardi  I wonder if Joe will have a managing job next season?

1990s: 1998 Finest #133 Scott Servais  The  card makes Servais look like a speed demon.  He was a catcher.  He was not a speed demon

2000s: 2002 Topps Traded #246 Brad Bouras  The look on his face says, "I don't think I'll ever  get above A ball and I'll be done by age 24."  The look was correct.

2010s: 2014 Topps #561 Wellington Castillo  The RNG liked catchers today!  You have to feel for poor Castillo.  He was with the Cubs during the really bad years and then got traded just as they were getting good.  Now he's with the White Sox, doing the rebuilding thing again.  

1 comment:

  1. I really like the old school Wrigley neighborhood in the background of the Bob Rush card. Very nice, indeed.