Sunday, June 2, 2019

FIve Random Cubs Cards

Before I get to the random Cubs cards, there's some unfinished business from yesterday.

Who is the mystery Cub that was included in the 1988 Red Foley set over Sandberg, Durham, Smith, and Palmeiro?

That is infielder Paul Noce, who hit .228 in 70 games for the 1987 Cubs.

Now on to the 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: 1969 O-Pee-Chee #4 RBI Leaders This card is in my Billy Williams collection.  You can't go wrong when a card has three Hall of Famers and two of them are Cubs!

1980s: 1988 Leaf #9 Andre Dawson  Two Canadian cards in a row!  Leaf was Donruss' O-Pee-Chee.

1990s: 1991 Post #22 Mark Grace  The lack of logos make this card very unattractive.  Plain blue hat and plain blue jersey equals ugly card.

2000s: 2004 Topps All Stars #12 Kerry Wood Wood made the All Star game as a replacement for an injured player.  Ironic, since he was usually the injured player.  He pitched the bottom of the fourth, giving up a lead-off single and then retiring the next three hitters.  Two of the three outs were strikeouts.

2010s: 2014 Allen & Ginter Full Sized Relics #AD Andre Dawson  A second Dawson card... this time a relic.  You don't see many bat cards any more; most are jerseys.

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