Sunday, July 28, 2019

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 16,995 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: 1961 Topps #526 Dick Drott The color on this card is puzzling.  The pinstripes look red, though he is wearing a Cubs jersey at Wrigley Field.  His face and neck have some extra red too.

1980s: 1982 Team Issued #10 Leon Durham This is from the Cubs first attempt at making their own cards.  They hadn't yet learned the fine art of the tight crop.

1990s: 1993 Topps Marlins Inaugural #502 Jim Lefebvre  Two managers that lost more games than they won over their careers, at a very similar rate: Hobson, .472 and Lefebvre, .485

2000s: 2006 Allen & Ginter #194 Carlos Zambrano In the week that I've been featuring this year's A&G, the RNG gives me a card from the first year of Ginter.

2010s: 2018 Stadium Club #114 Victor Caratini This is a shot that would be perfect for Panini to use.  In fact, if Panini was all-catchers, all the time, I'd be ok with their logoless cards.

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