Sunday, January 5, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,421 Cubs cards from 207 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1978 SSPC #263 Donnie Moore  Moore was the workhorse of the 1978 Cubs staff, making 71 appearances.  He came out of the bullpen in all but one of his appearances and ended the year with a records of 9-7.

1980s: 1987 Fleer #562 Leon Durham Durham belted a career-high 27 homers in 1987.  He hit just eight more over the next two seasons and was out of baseball after 1989.  It was a quick downfall, hastened by drug and alcohol abuse.

1990s: 1991 Fleer #433 Greg Smith  Smith never played for the 1991 Cubs, as he was traded to the Dodgers over the winter.  

2000s: 2008 Just Minors Darwin Barney Dual Signature Silver  Donnie Veal does a much nice job with this D and V than Barney does with his D and B.

2010s: 2011 Topps Factory Team #CHC15 Matt Garza Garza was acquired by the Cubs before the 2011 season, so the picture on the card is photoshoppped.  Someone needed  to let the Topps "artist" know that there isn't any piping on the Cubs solid blue jersey.

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