1900s - 1970s: 1960 Topps #39 Earl Averill This is a great shot of Averill and Wrigley Field. This card is a great example of what the Heritage cards are missing....the ballpark in the background. The modern posed shots are taken at spring training and are too tight. You don't get to see much of anything in the background.
1990s: 1999 Topps Chrome #188 Mark Clark The righty Clark was 9-14 in 33 starts for the 1998 Cubs. He was granted free agency and the Cubs didn't bother to try to resign him. Instead, he was signed by the Rangers to a 2 year, $9 million dollar deal. He was a bust in Texas, going 6-12 with a 8.37 ERA over those two years.
2000s: 2002 Topps Total #960 Hee Seop Choi Speaking of busts, here's a big one. The Cubs let Mark Grace go because Choi was going to be the next big star. The best thing Choi ever did for the Cubs was bring Derrek Lee to the team in a trade with the Marlins.
2010s: 2013 Gypsy Queen #8 Andre Dawson This Gypsy Queen card from last year gives a great look at Dawson's imposing batting stance.