Sunday, December 11, 2016

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,511 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: 1970 Topps #670 Ron Santo  So how close was the photographer to Santo when the picture was snapped?  Was the bat right in front of him?  

1980s: 1983 Team Issued Jody Davis  This set was given away at Wrigley Field on September 3 and 4.  Adults got the cards on the 2nd and kids got them on the 3rd. The Cubs split the two games with the Astros.  Jody was 2-4 on the 2nd and 4-4 on the 3rd.  Baseball card days agreed with Jody in 1983.

1990s: 1994 Fleer Ultra #458 Glenallen Hill  Glenallen is rockin' the flip down sunglasses.  They always seemed so cool to me.  

2000s: 2004 Topps #480 Todd Walker The Cubs picked him up as a free agent and he put up decent numbers as the Cubs second baseman in 2004.  He hit .274 with 15 HRs and 50 RBIs.

2010s: 2011 Topps #38 Ryan Dempster After three decent seasons as a starter, in 2011 Dempster started breaking down.  He posted a record of 10-14 and an ERA of 4.80.  This was also his last full season with the Cubs.  He was traded to Texas during the 2012 season and the Cubs got Kyle Hendricks in return.  Nice!

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