Sunday, December 3, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,236 Cubs cards from 127 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1969 Topps #225 Don Kessinger  in 1969 the Cubs shortstop was an All Star for the second time and won his first of two gold gloves.  He was also one of the Cubs that wore out in September.  His batting average dropped ten points during that fateful month.

1980s: 1985 Donruss #266 Scott Sanderson  There was a point during the 1985 season when the entire Cubs starting rotation was on the DL.  Sanderson landed on the list in August with a partial tear of his right medial collateral ligament.  He made just 19 starts and was 5-6.

1990s: 1995 Team Issued Mike Perez  The 1995 Cubs were are mediocre team (73-71, third place) and Mike Perez was a mediocre reliever (2-6, 3.66 ERA).

2000s: 2001 Fleer Ultra #44 Mark Grace This picture has to be from the 2000 season as that was the only year Grace was a team captain and wore the C on his sleeve.  A free agent after the season, he signed with the Diamondbacks for 2001 and won a World Series with them.

2010s: 2010 Allen and Ginter Relic #AS Alfonso Soriano A nice relic from back in the days when all of the Ginter relics were framed.

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