Sunday, April 10, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,154 Cubs cards from 108 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1977 Jewel Ray Burris  Burris was a workhorse, starting 39 games and pitching 221 innings.  He was 14-16 on a team that was 81-81.  

1980s: 1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball Lee Smith I never understood how Kenner had a license for the Starting Lineup figures but not for Talking Baseball.  They ended up with some ugly looking cards

1990s: 1994 Upper Deck #492 Karl Rhodes With the home opener tomorrow, it is nice of the RNG to remind us of Tuffy's 1994 Opening Day...three home runs off the Mets.

2000s: 2006 Upper Deck American Family #12 Sean Marshall I haven't found much about this set, sponsored by American Family Insurance.  I'm assuming that they were given away at the ballpark, but the schedule and media guide don't mention them.

2010s: 2015 Topps Update #220 Addison Russell Variation The Cubs rookie was making his fans happy.  Looks like it was a pretty cold day at the ballpark.

1 comment:

  1. The art on those Talking Baseball was better than most of the Diamond Kings of the era.