Sunday, September 22, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,267 Cubs cards from 203 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1961 Fleer #4 Cap Anson  Fun Fact: Did you know that Cap Anson was named after two towns in Michigan?  His first name is Adrian, and Adrian, Michigan is a few miles from where Mrs. WW. was born and raised.  Anson's middle name, Constantine, honors the town of Constantine, Michigan, and it is in the same county as the WW World Headquarters, about 18 miles northwest of me.

1980s: 1982 Team Issued #36 Mike Proly  This card comes from the Cubs first team-issued set.  Sponsored by Red Lobster, it was given away at Wrigley Field on August 20.  Proly spent that day on the bullpen bench.

1990s: 1994 Ted Williams #16 Gabby Hartnett  This is a very nice colorizing job.  I wonder if they used Photoshop, which was just four year old in 1994.

2000s: 2004 Upper Deck #172 Mark Prior  The fragile Cubs starter missed the first two months of the season, then went 6-4 the rest of the way.

2010s: 2017 Donruss #69 Kyle Hendricks  Donruss picked a good angle, so you don't really notice that the logos have been removed.

1 comment:

  1. A friend and I tried coming up with the five most recent homegrown starting pitchers of consequence that the Cubs have drafted/signed and developed. Prior made the cut, which is sad because he debuted in 2002. I may go back and look at each season's roster and do this exercise officially.