Sunday, September 8, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,237 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 #309 Paul Toth  The reliever made just four appearances for the 1964 Cubs before he was traded to the Cardinals in the famous Toth for Clemens deal.  You don't know that trade?  How about Brock for Broglio?  Toth was a lesser-known part of that transaction.

1980s: 1989 Star Nova #156 Ryne Sandberg  Ryno's making a nice catch in Mesa.

1990s: 1990 Topps TV #64 Dana Williams  Williams joined the Cubs organization half-way through the 1990 season and played in AA with Charlotte.  I'm stumped as to when Topps got this picture of him in a Cubs uniform.

2000s: 2009 Heritage Then and Now #1 Ernie Banks  Sorry, but I'm a big fan of "The Office" and when I see Ryan Howard on a card I think of the other Ryan Howard.

2010s: 2017 Heritage Clubhouse Collection #CCR-JB Javier Baez  Relic cards with a pinstripe are the best!

1 comment:

  1. I am surprised you didn't go off on the misspelling of Ryno's last name on his card.