Sunday, November 11, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,116 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: 1966 Topps Rub Off Dick Ellsworth Some day I'll have to upgrade this one.  It seems to be a bit off-centered!

1980s: 1986 Fleer #377 Dick Ruthven This card is from Ruthven's final season.  He pitched in just six games, all in relief.  He gave up six runs over ten innings and was released by the Cubs on May 6.

1990s: 1991 Upper Deck #85 Domingo Ramos  Upper Deck got ahead of themselves with this one.  Ramos didn't play for the Cubs in 1991,  In fact, he didn't play for anyone in 1991.

2000s: 2009 Topps Chrome #220 Bobby Scales I remember lots of hype about him in 2009, as he came to the majors as a 31-year-old rookie.  The 2009 season was the pinnacle of his career, as he played in 51 games for the Cubs.

2010s: 2018 Gold Label #27 Anthony Rizzo The RNG picks a Gold Label card for this year's Gold Glove first baseman.

1 comment:

  1. Bobby Scales is one of my favorites. I heard that he was a substitute teacher in the off season.