Sunday, January 29, 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: 1966 Topps #246 Ed Bailey The Cubs picked up Bailey from the Giants midway through the 1965 season. In January, 1966 he was sold to the Angels.  The card is from the third series, so you would have thought Topps had the time to show him with the Angels.

1980s: 1983 Topps Stickers #222 Keith Moreland  Dueces are wild with this one.  The sticker is #222 and the listing on my spreadsheet is in row 2222.  If only this were a sticker of #22 Bill Buckner!

1990s: 1999 Topps Hall of Fame Collection #7 Ernie Banks  Its hard to believe that its been just a little more than two years since Mr. Cub passed away.  A lot sure has happened with the Cubs over those two years....things Ernie would have been thrilled to be a part of.

2000s: 2003 Gallery #57 Moises Alou  I thought the Gallery concept was a good one, making all the cards look like a piece of art. I wonder if Topps will ever look at bringing the brand back?

2010s: 2012 Topps #114 Matt Garza  The flaky right hander was just 5-7 in 2012.  He missed the last two months of the season due to an elbow injury.


  1. I would be all for a Gallery-like set being brought back into the fold.

  2. I like Gallery too. And the Ernie is a nice one.

  3. "I wonder if Topps will ever look at bringing the brand back?"

    If they do, they'll screw it up like they did with Gold Label.