Sunday, June 16, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,832 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: 1956 Topps #124 Bob Kaiser Kaiser pitched in 11 games as a 20-year-old rookie in 1955 and that landed him on the 1956 Topps checklist.  

1980s: 1989 Pacific Legends #142 Glenn Beckert  This is a picture from 1972, a season in which Beckert's batting average dropped 72 points from the previous season.  It sounds bad, but he hit .270 after a career high .342 the year before.

1990s: 1992 Topps Gold Winners #460 Andre Dawson The 1992 season was Dawson's last with the Cubs.  It was also the first time in six seasons that he didn't make the All-Star team.

2000s: 2005 SP Authentic #63 Mark Grace  That's a nice shot of a mid-Nineties Grace.

2010s: 2011 Topps #247 Starlin Castro Black In 2011 I was all in on getting team sets of all the different parallels, including the black set.  I am glad I gave up that chase.  The base set is now good enough for me.

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