Sunday, June 17, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,818 Cubs cards from 133 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1977 MSA Burger Chef Disk Bill Buckner  Its just as well that MSA had to remove logos from these, because Billy Buck is probably wearing a Dodger hat.

1980s: 1984 Team Issued Jay Johnstone  These cards were given away on August 8th.  The Cubs played the Mets and completed a four-game sweep.  It was a big series between the first place Cubs and second place Mets, who came in just a half game out. They left tow 4½ games back and the Cubs ran away with the division.  Johnstone had a lead off pinch hit triple in the seventh inning.

1990s: 1990 Big #38 Rick Sutcliffe  The 1990 set was the final Big set.  It was a lost season for Sutcliffe, as shoulder issues limited him to just five starts.

2000s: 2003 T205 #67 Kerry Wood  That is a very boring looking card.

2010s: 2013 Heritage #485 Starlin Castro Five years ago Castro was the face of the Cubs and included in every set and almost every insert.  Now he's a Miami Marlin.

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