Sunday, February 18, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,462 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1900s - 1970s: 1971 Fleer World Series #43 1945 Series  I am so thankful that this card no longer represents the Cubs last World Series appearance.

1980s: 1987 Fleer #557 Jody Davis  The picture on this card is from the 1986 All-Star Game, held in the Astrodome.  I was at first baffled by the card, because Jody is wearing a home uniform, but with that video screen in the background, this is not Wrigley Field.  When I saw on Baseballreference that he was an all star in 1986, it was easy to surmise the location.

1990s: 1990 Topps Stickers #48 Mitch Williams Wild Thing was really bad as a closer in 1990, a 1-8 record and just 16 saves.  The Cubs traded him after the season.

2000s: 2005 Topps Factory Complete Set Bonus #5 Brandon Sing This card comes from a Cubs-specific Factory Complete set.  In addition to the complete 733-card set, you got five bonus cards of Cubs prospects.  Sing never made it to the majors.

2010s: 2016 Stadium Club #207 Anthony Rizzo  And what is he celebrating?  This picture was taken on October 13, 2015, as the Cubs just won game four and the Divisional Series against the Cardinals.

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