Sunday, July 19, 2009

Five Random Cubs Cards

I have 5,408 Cubs cards from 16 different brands. A random number generator picked five of them. Here they are in the order selected.

The generator was in a Hall of Fame mood today, grabbing two of its members

Topps 2005 #299T Brandon Sing He's not one of the Hall of Famers. In fact, he spent eleven years in the minor leagues and has never made it to the show. He was a local boy, from Joliet, drafted by the Cubs in the 20th round in 1999. He spent all of 2005 in AA and hit 26 home runs. In 2006 he began the season in AAA, but a slow start got him demoted to AA and he was released by the Cubs at the end of the season. He is currently playing for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, keeping his big league dream alive.

Heritage 2005 #323 Joe Borowski
He was the closer for the division winning Cubs in 2003, but by 2005, Joe and his 6.55 ERA was released.

Fleer 2003 #387 Sergio Mitre
In 2003 Sergio was an up-and-coming pitching star, one of many young arms the Cubs had. But he never lived up to the hype and in 2005 was sent, along with two other prospects, to the Marlins for Juan Pierre. He didn't play last year due to Tommy John surgery, and was suspended for 50 games this year for PEDs. He's currently in AAA with the Yankees.

Topps 1967 #215 Ernie Banks
Here's a Hall of Famer, Mr. Cub himself. This is a great looking card that shows a smiling Ernie Banks. Let's play two! The 1967 season was one on the years Leo Durocher was looking to dump Ernie. My 1967 scorecard lists him as a player and coach. But Ernie wasn't ready to hang up his spikes yet. He hit .276 in 151 games, belted 23 home runs, and was an All Star.

Bowman 1991 #377 Ryne Sandberg
And here is our other Hall of Famer. This is a fairly boring shot of Ryno. In 1991 he was still in his prime. He played in 158 games and had 26 HRs and 100 RBIs.


  1. Nice blog. What software do you use that randomly selects numbers?