Sunday, March 15, 2015

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 13,438 Cubs cards from 104 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades. 

1900s - 1970s: 1952 Topps #325 Bill Serena  This is one of my recent '52 high-number pickups.  The infielder spent his entire career with the Cubs.  Yet I just noticed today that the card shows him with a brown sweatshirt under his jersey.  I don't know how I overlooked that before, but the brown looks so out of place on a Cubs card.

1980s: 1987 TCMA 1907 Cubs #1 Harry Steinfeldt  The 1907 Cubs were part of TCMA's 1987 Baseball's Greatest Team set.  Steinfeldt was the third baseman, the forgotten man, the infielder that wasn't Tinker, Evers, of Chance.

1990s: 1993 Team Stadium Club #27 Jesse Hollins This is from the team version of Stadium Club.  Hollins missed the entire 1993 season due to rotator cuff surgery.  He never really recovered from the surgery.

2000s: 2006 Topps Rookie of the Week #4 Ernie Banks  The Rookie of the Week set featured 25 cards released one per week at hobby shops.  All of the cards used the template from the player's rookie year, but the pictures on the cards were not same as the original rookie card.

2010s: 2012 Sega Card Gen #224 Geovany Soto  Soto has four of eight stars on his card.  I have no idea what that means.

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