Sunday, November 12, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,187 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: 1947 Tip Top Bread #83 Mickey Livingston The journeyman catcher spent parts of four seasons with the Cubs in the 1940s.  He was a member of the 1945 pennant-winning Cubs and hit .364 in the World Series.

1980s: 1980 Topps #574 Scot Thompson After hitting .289 the previous season, the Cubs expected big things from the 24-year-old Thompson.  The hope was that he would blossom, but instead he was a bust. His average dropped to just .212.

1990s: 1991 Score #71 Hector Villanueva The big catcher's carerr peaked in 1991 as he reached career highs in game played (71),  home runs (13), and average (.276).

2000s: 2008 Baseball Heroes #37 Kosuke Fukudome The card mentions his MLB debut on March 31.  He hit a ninth inning home run that sent the game into extra innings.  The Cubs lost the game in the tenth.  That somes up Fukudome's career....when you thought it might be good, but it wasn't.

2010s: 2010 T206 #268 Kosuke Fukudome Ugh!  The RNG picks another Fukudome.

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