Monday, July 27, 2015

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 13,741 Cubs cards from 105 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades. 

Before I begin, two things.  First, this post was scheduled for yesterday but got bumped by the end of The Streak.  Second, the number of Cubs cards is the same as it was with last week's Five Random Cubs Cards post.  I went an entire week without getting any new Cubs cards.  That is very unusual.  It will also end because lots of Ginter is coming this week!

Now on to the cards!

1900s - 1970s: 1976 SSPC #322 Ron Dunn  You've got to be a hardcore fan to recognize the name of Ron Dunn.   After hitting a very promising .294 in 23 games in 1974, Dunn dashed that promise in 1975.  He hit just .159 in 32 games.  Somehow SSPC felt that was good enough to include him in their 1976 set.  He spent the entire 1976 season in AAA and after that his career was......done.

1980s: 1989 Fleer #426 Mark Grace Fleer gives us a nice shot of the young Mark Grace in front of the Cubs dugout.

1990s: 1993 Topps Rockies #688 Dwight Smith This card comes from a parallel set Topps issued in 1993 for the first year Rockies (the Marlins got one too).  The cards are identical to the base set except for the gold logo in the bottom right corner,

2000s: 2002 Topps #28 Eric Young  EY was a very happy dude!

2010s: 2011 Topps Topps 60 #92 Alfonso Soriano  This comes from an insert set in Topps' 60th anniversary release.  Between Series 1, 2, and the Update set, Topps 60 featured the top 60 players.  Well, no.  Actually there were 150 cards in the set.  That's why it was called Topps 60.

1 comment:

  1. If only Ron Dunn had stayed #28, everything would have been different.