Sunday, November 5, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,181 Cubs cards from 126 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1969 Topps Stamps Randy Hundley The Cubs catcher looks like he really doesn't want his picture taken.  Late night the night before??

1980s: 1984 Topps #437 Mike Proly  Proly never pitched for the Cubs in 1984.  He was released on April 28, 1984.  

1990s: 1995 Illinois State Police Randy Myers The lefty led the National League in saves in the strike-shortened 1995 season.  It was the second time in his three years with the Cubs that he was the league leader.  

2000s: 2008 Opening Day #207 Kevin Hart  This guy was Topps' 2008 version of Rob Zastryzny.  The Cubs were the defending division champs and Topps picked a pitcher with eight games of MLB experience to include in this set.  There was no card for Ryan Dempster or Kerry Wood, but Kevin Hart got one.

2010s: 2012 Blockbusters Patch #19 Ryne Sandberg That fake headline is a real joke.  The actual headline for the trade would have said that the Cubs get Bowa for DeJesus.  Ryno was a throw-in.

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