Sunday, June 24, 2018

FIve Random Cubs Cards

I've got 15,828 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: 1973 OPC #200 Billy Williams  This comes from my Billy Williams player collection.  I keeping going back and forth on completing an OPC run.  The price and the fact that the cards look the same as the Topps cards have kept me from bothering with it up to now.

1980s: 1981 Topps #609 Lynn McGlothen The 1981 season would be McGlothen's last full year in the major leagues.  He was 1-4 for the Cubs in 20 games and was sent south to the White Sox in August.

1990s: 1995 Topps Cyberstats #122 Shawon Dunston  Topps entered the computer age with the Cyberstats insert.  Since 1994 was cut short by the strike, Topps computer-simulated the rest of the season for a full year's worth of statistics.

2000s: 2008 Bowman Chrome Prosects #197 Darwin Barney  From my Darwin Barney collection, his first big league card.

2010s: 2012 Allen & Ginter Relic #CMR Carlos Marmol  Remember when the GIner relics were framed minis?  Those were really nice looking.  I'd love to see them return.

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