Sunday, April 24, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,194 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: 1967 Topps #458 Lee Thomas  Thomas was a part-time outfielder for the 1967 Cubs. He played in just 77 games and hit .220, so he wasn't an important part of the team.  Its interesting that his autograph on the card is "Leroy" but he was known mostly as "Lee."

1980s: 1984 Team-Issued #10 Leon Durham The Cubs gave away these cards on August 8, 1984.  It was a good day as the Cubs finished a four-game sweep of the Mets, topping them 7-6.  They had moved into first place on August 1 and by the 8th their lead was 4½ games.  

1990s: 1994 Topps #602 Ryne Sandberg This is from a nice looking subset called Measures of Greatness.  Others in the set were Frank Thomas, Wade Boggs, Cal Ripken, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey, Kirby Puckett, Darren Daulton, and Paul Molitor.  All but Bonds and Daulton ended up in Cooperstown.

2000s: 2007 Donruss Elite #9 Darwin Barney This one comes from the Barney collection and shows Darwin with the Oregon State Beavers.

2010s: 2010 Allen and Ginter #KF Kosuke Fukudome Relic Ginter has usually had some interesting looking relic holders.  The 2010 set was no exception.

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