Sunday, December 16, 2018

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,193 Cubs cards from 136 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1976 TCMA 1938 Cubs Coaker Triplett  Coaker was a 26-year-old rookie on the 1938 Cubs.  He played in just 12 games, but that was enough for TCMA to include him in the set.  Those 12 games were his only as a Cub.  He was with the Cardinals and Phillies from 1941 - 1945.  

1980s: 1989 Upper Deck #63 Jamie Moyer Though Upper Deck has him with the Cubs, Moyer was traded to the Rangers before the 1989 season, a part of the Palmeiro - Mitch Williams deal.

1990s: 1992 Cracker Jack Series 1 #7 Lance Dickson  Trust me, this is the Cracker Jack card. which was a mini version of the '92 Donruss set.

2000s: 2006 Bowman #198 Mark Prior  Bowman still had thoughts that Prior was a star pitcher.  Prior's arm had other ideas.  He was 1-6 with an ERA over 7 and finished.

2010s: 2017 Topps Salute #USS50 Anthony Rizzo The Cubs were celebrating their World Series championship on April 10, wearing their gold uniforms for the occasion.  Rizzo hit a two-out single to knock home the winning run as the Cubs topped the Dodgers 3-2.

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