Sunday, August 25, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,156 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: 1954 Topps #67 Jim Willis  Willis pitched in 14 games for the '54 Cubs, all between April and June 5.  I'm assuming he got hurt because he made no appearances in the majors or minors the rest of the year. The Cubs traded him to the Reds in the off-season.

1980s: 1983 Topps #125 Leon Durham  It was a season of two contrasting halves for the Bull.  He hit .310 up to the All-Star break and was on the NL team.  He was hurt a couple times after the break and ended the season with a .258 average.

1990s: 1992 Star Platinum #2 Ryne Sandberg  The card highlights Ryno's playoff stats and they were pretty good.  In ten playoff games he hit .385 with a homer and six RBIs.  Unfortunately, the Cubs won just three of those ten games.

2000s: 2003 T205 #51 Sammy Sosa  The Topps T205 set was a one and done.  A card like this one gives good reason why.

2010s: 2017 Heritage #155 World Series Game 5  The Cubs won this game to stave off elimination. It was then back to Cleveland, where anything could happen.... and it did! 

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