Sunday, February 11, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,402 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: 1976 Topps #323 Rob Sperring  Rob played and hit very Sperring-ly.  His average over three seasons with the Cubs was 50 games a year and a .221 batting average.  

1980s: 1983 Fleer #510 Dick Tidrow  Dirt was not a member of the 1983 Cubs.  He was traded in January across town to the White Sox in the Steve Trout trade.

1990s: 1996 Pacific #31 Mark Grace  This card has a nice-looking picture with hard-to-read gold lettering. It seems that often the card companies are more concerned with the look of the card rather than its readability.  

2000s: 2005 Bazooka #11 Moises Alou  Now there is some lettering that you can read!  Moises looks like a pitcher with that funky release face.

2010s: 2012 Golden Moments #CP Carlos Pena Jersey  Well shame on me.  I had this card among my rule-following relics.  But since the card is from 2012 and Pena was just with the Cubs in 2011, it does not follow the rule, and it is out!

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