Sunday, September 4, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,422 Cubs cards from 109 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1947 Tip Top Bread #160 Henry Wyse  This card is a reprint from the 1947 Tip Top Bread set.  The set is one of the toughest post-WWII sets out there, hence reprints for me.  Wyse was a 22-game winner for the NL champ Cubs in 1945 and won just six games in 1947.

1980s: 1987 Topps #372 Jerry Mumphrey  Looks like Mumphrey is taking a hack at Shea Stadium.  There are several other Cubs cards in the '87 set taken from the same angle.

1990s: 1993 Bowman #116 Dave Stevens I have absolutely no recollection of this guy.  Turns out he pitched in 183 games over seven seasons with four different teams.  Perhaps I don't remember him because his career record is 15-16 with an ERA of 6.02....truly forgettable stats there.

2000s: 2009 Allen and Ginter National Pride #4 Geovany Soto Technically this card should be called Commonwealth Pride or Territory Pride, since Puerto Rico is not an independent nation.  Social studies is now over, you may get a drink and then get back to your seat and take out your math book.

2010s: 2016 MLB Debut Gold Kris Bryant The RNG gets us a card from this year.  This is one of three versions of the Pro Debut insert.  There is also a silver and bronze.

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