Sunday, January 31, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 13,963 Cubs cards from 107 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1957 Topps #16 Walt Moryn  Moose had a good year in 1957.  He was second on the team in games played and RBIs and also belted 19 homers

1980s: 1987 Topps Stickers #61 Ryne Sandberg  Looks like Topps caught Ryno at spring training.

1990s: 1994 Score #370 Jose Vizcaino  What an odd looking position they caught him in.  Is he heading to a base, ducking out of the way, taking off from first?

2000s: 2004 Heritage #138 Mark Grudzielanek  This card's portrait picture seems to have captured him deep in thought.  Is he thinking, "How could we have blown a 3-1 lead to the Marlins in the NLCS?"

2010s: 2013 Topps #299 Darwin Barney  The RNG picked my guy!  Darwin is celebrating a walk-off home run against the Padres on May 30, 2012.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 Series One Sorted by Team

The final 2016 Series One checklist was released by Topps a couple days ago.  There are 350 cards in the set, numbered 1-351, with #7 being skipped because Topps is still infatuated with Mickey Mantle.

The series includes the usual subsets of future stars (24 cards), league leaders (12), and World Series Highlights (4).  There are also team cards for 15 of the teams.  That leaves 295 cards for the players.

Dividing 295 by 30 teams means each teams should have nine or ten regular player cards.  But Topps don't roll that way.  The count for the teams goes from a low of six to a high of 14.  
It breaks down this way...

14 cards: Dodgers
13 cards: Astros, Mariners, Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees
12 cards: Angels, Blue Jays, 
11 cards: Mets
10 cards: A's, Cubs, Giants, Nationals, Padres, Royals
9 cards: Braves, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Reds, Rockies, Twins, White Sox
8 cards: Brewers, Phillies, Pirates, Tigers
7 cards: Marlins, Rays
6 cards: Indians, Rangers

And for all you team collectors, here's what you'll be chasing:

159   Erick AybarAngels
95Kole CalhounAngelsFuture Stars
325Kaleb CowartAngels
37C.J. CronAngels
44David FreeseAngels
164Andrew HeaneyAngels
227David MurphyAngels
98Garrett RichardsAngels
213Matt ShoemakerAngels
239Huston StreetAngels
1Mike TroutAngels
26Mike TroutAngelsLeague Leaders
174Jered WeaverAngels
256C.J. WilsonAngels
29Jose AltuveAstrosLeague Leaders
317Jose AltuveAstros
282Scott FeldmanAstros
278Evan GattisAstros
170Carlos GomezAstros
249Carlos GomezAstros
243Luke GregersonAstros
331Will HarrisAstros
185Dallas KeuchelAstrosLeague Leaders
187Dallas KeuchelAstrosLeague Leaders
346Dallas KeuchelAstrosLeague Leaders
38Jed LowrieAstros
257Jake MarisnickAstros
187Collin McHughAstrosLeague Leaders
270Pat NeshekAstros
143Oliver PerezAstros
135Colby RasmusAstros
53George SpringerAstros
302Team CardAstros
224Billy BurnsAthleticsFuture Stars
17Billy ButlerAthletics
111Coco CrispAthletics
49Ike DavisAthletics
119Sean DoolittleAthletics
129Kendall GravemanAthletics
4Sonny GrayAthletics
185Sonny GrayAthleticsLeague Leaders
229Jesse HahnAthletics
114Brett LawrieAthletics
330Edward MujicaAthletics
105Marcus SemienAthletics
198Team CardAthletics
96Jose BautistaBlue Jays
162Jose BautistaBlue JaysLeague Leaders
214Chris ColabelloBlue Jays
162Josh DonaldsonBlue JaysLeague Leaders
200Josh DonaldsonBlue Jays
89Edwin EncarnacionBlue Jays
346Marco EstradaBlue JaysLeague Leaders
274Ryan GoinsBlue Jays
117Liam HendriksBlue Jays
343Drew HutchisonBlue Jays
261Russell MartinBlue Jays
121Roberto OsunaBlue JaysFuture Stars
182Kevin PillarBlue Jays
185David PriceBlue JaysLeague Leaders
187David PriceBlue JaysLeague Leaders
349Ben RevereBlue Jays
113Aaron SanchezBlue Jays
332Team CardBlue Jays
258Devon TravisBlue JaysFuture Stars
74Troy TulowitzkiBlue Jays
82Michael BournBraves
241Freddie FreemanBraves
347Jason GrilliBraves
240Nick MarkakisBraves
156Cameron MaybinBraves
60Shelby MillerBraves
219Hector OliveraBraves
183Andrelton SimmonsBraves
248Team CardBraves
52Julio TeheranBraves
242Matt WislerBravesFuture Stars
298Ryan BraunBrewers
228Matt GarzaBrewers
225Scooter GennettBrewers
205Taylor JungmannBrewersFuture Stars
57Adam LindBrewers
152Kyle LohseBrewers
344Jonathan LucroyBrewers
313Martin MaldonadoBrewers
18Francisco RodriguezBrewers
244Matt CarpenterCardinals
254Matt HollidayCardinals
217Lance LynnCardinals
134Yadier MolinaCardinals
46Jhonny PeraltaCardinals
146Stephen PiscottyCardinals
107Kevin SiegristCardinals
319Adam WainwrightCardinals
106Jordan WaldenCardinals
58Jake ArrietaCubsLeague Leaders
125Jake ArrietaCubsLeague Leaders
220Jake ArrietaCubsLeague Leaders
264Jake ArrietaCubs
350Kris BryantCubsFuture Stars
212Starlin CastroCubs
231Chris CoghlanCubs
153Jason HammelCubs
314Kyle HendricksCubs
151Jon LesterCubs
36Miguel MonteroCubs
166Anthony RizzoCubsLeague Leaders
327Anthony RizzoCubs
66Kyle SchwarberCubs
252Jorge SolerCubs
211Nick AhmedDiamondbacks
251Silvino BrachoDiamondbacks
290Zack GodleyDiamondbacks
166Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacksLeague Leaders
259Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks
338Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacksLeague Leaders
104Jeremy HellicksonDiamondbacks
203Aaron HillDiamondbacks
97Ender InciarteDiamondbacksFuture Stars
288Jake LambDiamondbacksFuture Stars
130A.J. PollockDiamondbacks
306Jarrod SaltalamacchiaDiamondbacks
186Yasmany TomasDiamondbacksFuture Stars
25Brad ZieglerDiamondbacks
11Andre EthierDodgers
215Adrian GonzalezDodgers
91Yasmani GrandalDodgersFuture Stars
32Zack GreinkeDodgers
58Zack GreinkeDodgersLeague Leaders
125Zack GreinkeDodgersLeague Leaders
220Zack GreinkeDodgersLeague Leaders
279Alex GuerreroDodgersFuture Stars
123J.P. HowellDodgers
24Clayton KershawDodgers
58Clayton KershawDodgersLeague Leaders
125Clayton KershawDodgersLeague Leaders
150Clayton KershawDodgers
127Zach LeeDodgers
334Brandon McCarthyDodgers
263Joc PedersonDodgersFuture Stars
179Jose PerazaDodgers
139Yasiel PuigDodgers
293Hyun-Jin RyuDodgers
85Corey SeagerDodgers
101Justin TurnerDodgers
351Chase UtleyDodgers
177Gregor BlancoGiants
171Matt CainGiants
267Chris HestonGiantsFuture Stars
299Angel PaganGiants
137Joe PanikGiants
320Jake PeavyGiants
154Hunter PenceGiants
300Buster PoseyGiants
196Hunter StricklandGiants
322Kelby TomlinsonGiants
230Ryan VogelsongGiants
193Trevor BauerIndians
8Michael BrantleyIndians
140Carlos CarrascoIndiansFuture Stars
30Yan GomesIndians
195Jason KipnisIndians
64Corey KluberIndians
346Corey KluberIndiansLeague Leaders
339Carlos SantanaIndians
268Robinson CanoMariners
10Nelson CruzMariners
26Nelson CruzMarinersLeague Leaders
304Charlie FurbushMariners
283Felix HernandezMariners
22John HicksMariners
73Ketel MarteMariners
55Jesus MonteroMariners
5Kyle SeagerMariners
80Carson SmithMariners
348Seth SmithMariners
79Team CardMariners
39Mark TrumboMariners
99Taijuan WalkerMariners
210Mike ZuninoMariners
172Carter CappsMarlins
226Brian EllingtonMarlins
118Jose FernandezMarlins
147Dee GordonMarlins
338Dee GordonMarlinsLeague Leaders
42A.J. RamosMarlins
269Giancarlo StantonMarlins
223Christian YelichMarlins
232Michael ConfortoMets
136Michael CuddyerMets
31Travis d'ArnaudMets
323Jacob deGromMets
190Jeurys FamiliaMets
86Wilmer FloresMets
312Curtis GrandersonMets
67Matt HarveyMets
236Juan LagaresMets
145Jon NieseMets
326Kevin PlaweckiMetsFuture Stars
43Noah SyndergaardMetsFuture Stars
273Team CardMets
310David WrightMets
247Yunel EscobarNationals
102Doug FisterNationals
47Gio GonzalezNationals
100Bryce HarperNationals
337Bryce HarperNationalsLeague Leaders
338Bryce HarperNationalsLeague Leaders
266Jonathan PapelbonNationals
132Joe RossNationalsFuture Stars
209Max ScherzerNationals
272Denard SpanNationals
318Team CardNationals
103Trea TurnerNationals
342Jayson WerthNationals
45Ryan ZimmermanNationals
311Dariel AlvarezOrioles
63Zach BrittonOrioles
14Chris DavisOrioles
26Chris DavisOriolesLeague Leaders
162Chris DavisOriolesLeague Leaders
180Kevin GausmanOrioles
233J.J. HardyOrioles
88Ubaldo JimenezOrioles
201Adam JonesOrioles
175Manny MachadoOrioles
92Darren O'DayOrioles
6Jimmy ParedesOrioles
303Steve PearceOrioles
295Jonathan SchoopOrioles
238Team CardOrioles
158Henry UrrutiaOrioles
345Yonder AlonsoPadres
163Joaquin BenoitPadres
281Alex DickersonPadres
40Jedd GyorkoPadres
184Travis JankowskiPadres
112Matt KempPadres
13Craig KimbrelPadres
141Colin ReaPadres
148Yangervis SolartePadres
315Team CardPadres
124Melvin UptonPadres
27Alec AsherPhillies
2Jerad EickhoffPhillies
207Maikel FrancoPhilliesFuture Stars
23Jeff FrancoeurPhillies
115Aaron HarangPhillies
68Odubel HerreraPhilliesFuture Stars
15Ryan HowardPhillies
133Aaron NolaPhillies
237Carlos RuizPhillies
157Darnell SweeneyPhillies
276Francisco CervelliPirates
220Gerrit ColePiratesLeague Leaders
41Josh HarrisonPirates
54Jung Ho KangPiratesFutureStars
138Francisco LirianoPirates
83Starling MartePirates
20Andrew McCutchenPirates
336Mark MelanconPirates
169Charlie MortonPirates
65Team CardPirates
197Neil WalkerPirates
277Elvis AndrusRangers
309Shin-Soo ChooRangers
19Delino DeShieldsRangersFuture Stars
341Josh HamiltonRangers
305Colby LewisRangers
335Mitch MorelandRangers
16Rougned OdorRangers
291Asdrubal CabreraRays
216Logan ForsytheRays
192John JasoRays
271Kevin KiermaierRays
189Jake McGeeRays
316Jake OdorizziRaysFuture Stars
3Richie ShafferRays
324Steven SouzaRays
84Mookie BettsRed Sox
29Xander BogaertsRed SoxLeague Leaders
77Clay BuchholzRed Sox
75Rusney CastilloRed Sox
260Ryan HaniganRed Sox
280Brock HoltRed Sox
191Brian JohnsonRed Sox
301Wade MileyRed Sox
126David OrtizRed Sox
109Henry OwensRed Sox
246Dustin PedroiaRed Sox
321Hanley RamirezRed Sox
285Pablo SandovalRed Sox
90Koji UeharaRed Sox
222Homer BaileyReds
199Jay BruceReds
328Anthony DeSclafaniReds
292Todd FrazierReds
48J.J. HooverReds
221Ryan LaMarreReds
59John LambReds
176Brandon PhillipsReds
333Keyvius SampsonReds
12Nolan ArenadoRockies
166Nolan ArenadoRockiesLeague Leaders
337Nolan ArenadoRockiesLeague Leaders
149Chad BettisRockies
93Charlie BlackmonRockies
87Jorge DeLaRosaRockies
51Dustin GarneauRockies
337Carlos GonzalezRockiesLeague Leaders
284Jon GrayRockies
289Nick HundleyRockies
245Tommy KahnleRockies
108Ben PaulsenRockies
202Team CardRockies
61Johnny CuetoRoyalsWorld Series Highlights
307Wade DavisRoyals
120Alcides EscobarRoyalsWorld Series Highlights
287Alcides EscobarRoyals
206Alex GordonRoyals
35Luke HochevarRoyals
9Eric HosmerRoyals
34Omar InfanteRoyals
70Kendrys MoralesRoyals
21Mike MoustakasRoyalsWorld Series Highlights
50Salvador PerezRoyals
56Salvador PerezRoyalsWorld Series Highlights
296Yordano VenturaRoyals
33Edinson VolquezRoyals
29Miguel CabreraTigersLeague Leaders
94Miguel CabreraTigers
250Miguel CabreraTigers
253Nick CastellanosTigers
144Jose IglesiasTigers
275Ian KinslerTigers
110J.D. MartinezTigersFuture Stars
340Victor MartinezTigers
69Anibal SanchezTigers
297Team CardTigers
255Justin VerlanderTigers
235Blaine BoyerTwins
308Brian DozierTwins
161Phil HughesTwins
286Joe MauerTwins
76Glen PerkinsTwins
128Eddie RosarioTwins
78Miguel SanoTwins
262Ervin SantanaTwins
208Kurt SuzukiTwins
181Team CardTwins
173Jose AbreuWhite Sox
122Melky CabreraWhite Sox
71John DanksWhite Sox
165Adam EatonWhite Sox
131Adam LaRocheWhite Sox
81Alexei RamirezWhite Sox
234David RobertsonWhite Sox
160Chris SaleWhite Sox
294Team CardWhite Sox
62Trayce ThompsonWhite Sox
188Greg BirdYankees
167Jacoby EllsburyYankees
168Nathan EovaldiYankees
116Brett GardnerYankees
194Chase HeadleyYankees
28Brian McCannYankees
218Andrew MillerYankees
178Rob RefsnyderYankees
329Alex RodriguezYankees
142CC SabathiaYankees
265Luis SeverinoYankees
155Team CardYankees
204Mark TeixeiraYankees
72Chris YoungYankees