Sunday, August 28, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,407 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: 1969 Milton Bradley Glenn Beckert  No logos, no team names--the Milton Bradley cards were about as minimalist as you can get.

1980s: 1989 Topps #642 Argenis Salazar  Who????  I've got absolutely no memory of Argenis Salazar.  Baseball reference has him listed as Angel Salazar.  Whatever his name is played in 34 games for the 1988 Cubs   He was outrighted to Iowa after the season and never played in a big league game again.

1990s: 1990 Bowman #39 Andre Dawson.  This guy I've heard of!  This is a nice shot of the Hawk taking a cut at Wrigley.

2000s: 2004 Topps Total #556 Tom Goodwin  He wasn't Good and the Cubs didn't win.  Badlose hit .200 over 77 games and the 2004 Cubs choked at the end of the season and blew the wildcard by losing five of their final six games.

2010s: 2015 Cooperstown Collection #11 Billy Williams Blue The blue on the card would have looked much better if Panini had used a color picture instead of black and white. It also looks like Panini has killed this brand.  There has been no mention of a 2016 Cooperstown Collection.

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