Sunday, November 22, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 18,615 Cubs cards from 259 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1976 Crane Rick Monday
  The disc has red, white, and blue, fitting since it is from the year the Monday saved the American flag at Dodger Stadium.

1980s: 1989 Star #8 Jerome Walton Star jumped right onto the Jerome Walton bandwagon and gave him an eleven-card set in 1989.

1990s: 1993 Team Issued Rolaids #2 Lee Smith This comes from a four-card set that the Cubs gave to the first 15,000 adults on Saturday, September 4.

2000s: 2006 Greats of the Game Mark Grace Game Used Bat  This is my one and only Mark Grace bat card.

2010s: 2011 Topps Limited Edition Factory #628 Blake DeWitt I was all-in with the parallel sets in 2011, which means I have six different version of Blake DeWitt's card.  That's probably five more than necessary for a guy like Blake DeWitt.


  1. I loved/hated the Crane discs. Cool enough cards and always great to get different stuff besides Topps, but the shape made them tricky to store.

  2. Your Sunday 5 random cards is a must read for me. It is my favorite blog of the week.