Sunday, May 26, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,809 Cubs cards from 198 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1963 Salada Tea #30 Billy Williams  Billy was one of the 63 players in the Baseball All Star Coins set.  They used a nice picture of him taken at the Polo Grounds.

1980s: 1987 Topps Stickers #60 Scott Sanderson  The RNG gives us a smiling Scott Sanderson.  Sadly, Sanderson passed away this April at the relatively young age of 62.

1990s: 1998 Stadium Club #51 Mark Clark  The Cubs won the NL Wildcard in 1998, but Clark was not much help to them getting there.  He was just an innings eater, going 9-14 over 33 starts and 213 innings

2000s: 2003 Heritage #241 Mike Remlinger That is a very odd-looking grin on his face.

2010s: 2012 Prizm #88 Darwin Barney Refractor  This comes from my player collection of the future owner of the Portland MLB team.


  1. Remlinger favors Smoltz on that card.

  2. I always thought of Remlinger as a bit of a prankster... that grin seems fitting!