Sunday, January 22, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 14,628 Cubs cards from 120 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1975 Topps #363 Carmen Fanzone  This card gives a nice look at one of my favorite features of the Cubs uniforms in the '70s.... the cloth stick-on C on the helmet with the uniform number painted inside the C.  Fanzone was one of the last Cubs to wear #23 before Ryne Sandberg.

1980s: 1985 7-11 Great Lakes #11 Ryne Sandberg  ...and speaking of Sandberg, the coin gives us a look at swinging Sandberg and a head shot.

1990s: 1998 Collectors Choice #332 Lance Johnson  The card has a nice shot of Johnson taking a rip at Wrigley.  It would look even better if not for the Cub logo right on top of his foot.

2000s: 2001 Pacific #78 Brant Brown  For any Cub fan, whenever they hear the name Brant Brown, two other words come to mind immediately.... Oh No!!!!

2010s: 2016 Wrigley Field 100 Years #47 Ronald Reagan  How appropriate that just a couple day after the inauguration of our new president, the RNG gives us the now second oldest elected president.


  1. There are some moments in Cubs history that I will always remember where I was when I watched the game or heard the call on the radio. Brant Brown dropping that fly ball will unfortunately be one of them.

  2. Those are cloth stickers, huh? That's a little disappointing. I never knew that.