Sunday, August 26, 2012

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 10,684 Cubs cards from 71 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.  Fleer was the big winner today with three of the five cards.

1950s / 1960s Fleer 1961 #50 Ralph Kiner  An odd choice to show Kiner as a Cub, since he played  a majority of his career with the Pirates.  He spent a year and a half with the Cubs ('53-54) and hit 50 HRs in 264 games

1970s Topps 1975 Mini #436 Ken Frailing Frailing was one of four players the Cubs got from the Sox in the Ron Santo trade.  He spent the entire '75 season working out of the bullpen. In 41 appearances, he was 2-5 with a 5.43 ERA.  

1980s Fleer 1986 #370 George Frazier  Looks like Fleer snapped a picture of Frazier at The Vet in Philadelphia.  Frazier worked 35 games out of the pen for the Cubs in 1986 and he wasn't very good. His ERA was 5.40 and he was 2-4.  On August 13 he was traded to the Twins.

1990s Fleer 1995 #422 Karl Rhodes  Good 'ol Tuffy, the King of Opening Day.  Tuffy's Cubs career peaked with his three homes on Opening Day, 1994 off of Doc Gooden.  In 1995 he hit .125 in 13 games before the Cubs released him on May 25. The Red Sox claimed him and he played in ten games for them, hitting an even lower .080, and from there, he was off to Japan, where he turned into a major star.

2000s Upper Deck 2009 #AS Alfonso Soriano Game Used Jersey  Its not very often that in a Five Random Cubs Cards post I show a team other than the Cubs.  But this card has Soriano wearing a Rangers uniform.  Of course he hadn't played for the Rangers since the 2005 season and this card is from 2009, but why should that matter?


  1. So if the Soriano card has a dual swatch is one piece from the Rangers and one from the Cubs? Kidding.