Sunday, June 23, 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: 1959 Topps #548 Elmer Singleton  This 1959 card shows Elmer in the Cubs 1957 uniform.  He pitched in 21 games for the '59 Cubs.  It was his last big league season, which he completed at age 41.

1980s: 1989 Topps #387 Ryne Sandberg All-Star  I like these All Star cards better than the ones Topps uses now.  They left no doubt that you had an All Star card.

1990s: 1992 Score #701 Joe Girardi  Will Girardi end up managing again or is he done?

2000s: 2000 Gallery #61 Mark Grace  This is from when the Gallery cards didn't feature art work, using photos instead.

2010s: 2017 Allen & Ginter Full Sized Relic #ARU Addison Russell  I bet that there won't be a relic card of Russell in the 2019 version of Ginter.  In fact, I doubt he'll be in the base set either.


  1. As a Mets fan, I hope Girardi will be managing my team, ASAP!

  2. I'd go as far as to say I doubt Russell will be on a Cubs card in two years. Unless they do a throwback card. Given his usage this year and the general dislike from the Cubs faithful, him on the north side just doesn't seem likely going much further.