Sunday, September 11, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,442 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: 1977 Topps #639 Jerry Morales This picture gives a fairly decent look at Morales' batting stance.  He held his bat up fairly high.  We had fun imitating him.

1980s: 1984 Topps Stickers Carmelo Martinez  The stickers must have had a pretty early printing deadline.  The Cubs traded Martinez to the Padres on December 7, 1983, so he never suited up for the '84 Cubs.

1990s: 1993 Fleer #22 Chuck McElroy The '93 season was the lefty's final with the Cubs.  He posted a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 4.56.

2000s: 2002 Bowman #21 Billy Petrick  A third round pick of the Cubs in 2002, Petrick finally made it to the majors in 2007.  His MLB career consisted of 8 relief appearances.

2010s: 2010 Heritage #27 Mike Fontenot He was traded to the Giants in August of 2010 and won a World Series ring.  The 2010 Cubs finished in fifth place.  A definite upgrade for him.

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