Sunday, December 17, 2017

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,267 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: 1978 SSPC #258 Larry Cox  Based on his dirty knees, Larry must have been working out the pitchers for a while.  The 1978 season was his only full year with the Cubs and he had one of the best of his career.  He was the backup catcher, appearing in 59 games.  He his a career high .281, which is 60 points above his career average.

1980s: 1987 Topps Glossy All-Stars #3 Ryne Sandberg  This card is part of a 60-card set that was available only through the mail.  Ryno is taking a cut at Shea with Leon Durham on deck.

1990s: 1994 Sportflics Traded #129 Eddie Zambrano  The 1994 season was the one and only time he spent a full season in the majors.  His numbers were not too bad, .259 over 67 games of that strike-shortened season.  He was granted free agency the following winter and never saw big league action again.

2000s: 2004 Fleer #173 Moises Alou  At age 37, the 2004 season was arguably his best.  He hit .293 with 39 homers and 106 RBIs.  

2010s: 2016 Gypsy Queen #126 Kyle Schwarber variation This picture is from game one of the 2015 NLCS against the Mets.  Schwarber was 1-4, with a home run in the 8th inning.

1 comment:

  1. That 1987 Sandberg All-Star card isn't from the mail-in All-Stars set, it's from the rack pack All-Stars set.