Sunday, July 7, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,928 Cubs cards from 200 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1973 Topps #180 Fergie Jenkins  I like the looks of Fergie's 1973 card.  I may be the only good thing about 1973.  His 20-wins season streak came to an end at six as he went just 14-16 in 1973.  He was traded to the Rangers after the season.

1980s: 1983 Donruss #174 Willie Hernandez  After just 11 games with the '83 Cubs, he was traded to the Phillies.  The next season he was traded again, to the Tigers and would win the Cy Young and MVP.  Who knew??

1990s: 1992 Leaf #381 Danny Jackson  Here's another guy that was traded mid-season.  He did not win the Cy Young or MVP the next year, however.  

2000s: 2003 Upper Deck #170 Antonio Alfonseca  I never noticed before that this card give you a pretty good look at Alfonseca's sixth finger and Popeye's five.

2010s: 2019 Donruss #57 Kris Bryant Photo Variation  Do we really need variations of logoless cards?


  1. No. No, we do not need variations of logoless cards.

  2. Yes, we do not need variations of logoless cards. Also, do we need logoless cards?