Sunday, August 21, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,406 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: 1968 Topps #258 Rookie Jose Arcia  Bill Schlesinger A couple of busts here.  Arcia played in 59 games for the Cubs in 1968 and hit .190.  He was left unprotected and the Padres took him in the expansion draft.  The Cubs got Schlesinger from the Red Sox for pitcher Ray Culp.  Culp was 16-6 for Boston while Schlesinger spent the year in the minors.  

1980s: 1984 Topps Stickers #43 Jody Davis  WW Fun Fact...I have a son who was born in 1985.  If son would have been a daughter, she was going to be named Jodi.  Not necessarily named for Jody Davis, but the name was very familiar to us at the time.

1990s: 1992 Team Issued Ryne Sandberg The Cubs gave these cards out on July 10 to every fan in the house.  John Smoltz and the Braves shut out the Cubs 4-0 as the Cubs manages just four hits.  Ryno didn't have any of the four, going 0-3 with a walk.

2000s: 2008 Factory Team Set #CHC12 Mark DeRosa  He had a really nice season for the '08 Cubs, hitting .285 with 21 HRs and 87 RBIs.

2010s: 2012 Sega Card Gen #229 David DeJesus  DeJesus was one of the placeholder players on the Cubs during the teardown and rebuild.  He was serviceable at best.

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