Sunday, November 4, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,095 Cubs cards from 135 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1969 Jewel Don Kessinger  I love the photography in the 1969 Jewel set.  Most, like this, were taken at Wrigley Field.

1980s: 1988 Donruss Baseball's Best #138 Rick Sutcliffe The set is called "Baseball's Best."  So was he?  In 1988 he was 13-14.  That's more suited to a set called "Baseball's Middle of the Pack."

1990s: 1994 Fleer #379 Jose Bautista He was coming off his career-best year of 1993, when he was 10-3 with an ERA of 2.82.  The 1994 season saw him return to form, unfortunately, as he was 4-5 and hit ERA ballooned to nearly 4.

2000s: 2006 Greats of the Game Pewter #35 Fergie Jenkins This is from one of my all-time favorite sets.  I went all-in with the 2006 set, picking up the base, pewter, and copper versions, along with the autograph cards.

2010s: 2017 Donruss #67 Javier Baez Javier's arm placement covers up the Cubs logo on his chest, and his head it turned to eliminate most of the C on his helmet.  If you have to make logo-less cards, this is about as good as you can do to still make it look real.

1 comment:

  1. The card of Jose Bautista, he looks an awful lot like Pedro Martinez. Too bad they weren't swapped!