Sunday, August 18, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,141 Cubs cards from 200 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1964 Topps #237 Cubs Team  The card is from the 1964 set but the picture that Topps used is on the 1959 Cubs.  Almost all of the players in the picture were no longer with the Cubs. 

1980s: 1988 Donruss #9 Andre Dawson  A good choice for the Cub's 1988 Diamond King - the 1987 National League MVP

1990s: 1990 Pacific Legends #58 Billy Williams  Billy was included in all three of the Pacific Legends sets.  The 1990 set was the last, and it looks like a 1966 or 1967 Billy in front of the dugout at Wrigley Field.

2000s: 2006 Upper Deck #86 Wade Miller This is one of two cards from Miller in the 2006 set.  A later version shows in a Cub uniform.

2010s: 2011 Topps #502 Jeff Baker Limited Edition Factory Set Topps cranked out all sorts of different parallels and sets in their 60th anniversary year.  This is the Diamond Anniversary set with the Topps logo replaced by the anniversary logo.


  1. They used a five year old picture on a team card? Wow. I'm not even sure what to say to that.

  2. It's even worse — the picture was used four times; 1960, 1963, 1964, and 1965.