Sunday, February 4, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,396 Cubs cards from 130 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1955 Bowman #242 Ernie Banks  The RNG starts with a biggie!  This is the only Bowman card for Mr. Cub.  He wasn't in their '54 set and the '55 set was their last.  My cards isn't in the best condition, but I also don't feel the need to spend $150+ to upgrade.

1980s: 1981 Topps #238 Willie Hernandez  The 1981 season was not a good one for Willie.  After four years in the major, he spent the first two months in AAA.  He was recalled in June, but didn't pitch for the Cubs due to the strike.  He was sent back to AAA for a couple weeks in August, and then recalled on August 21.  He made 12 appearances after that.

1990s: 1991 Topps #337 Keith Comstock This is an error card, as Comstock was never a part of the Cubs organization.  But since the card says "Cubs" it goes into my collection.  Topps later corrected the error. 

2000s: 2009 Upper Deck #64 Kerry Wood  There is a lot of strain showing on both his face and his arm!  The 2009 set was Upper Deck's last with an MLB license.

2010s: 2016 Archives #13 Jason Heyward  Topps gives him unlucky card #13.  Maybe that's why he has such a poor season in 2016, at least with the bat.

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