Sunday, March 1, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 17,773 Cubs cards from 214 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1970 Topps #429 Boots Day  Boots is looking pretty fierce in the picture.  

1980s: 1983 Donruss #151 Randy Martz The RNG gives us a second Randy.  The Cubs traded Martz across town to the Sox in the Steve Trout deal.  He spent most of the season in AAA and pitched in just one game for the south siders.  That game was his last in the majors.

1990s: 1994 Triple Play #75 Mike Morgan  The Randy streak ends at two.  Morgan was really bad for the 1994 Cubs, going 2-10 with an ERA of 6.69.  The Cubs paid him $3.375 million for the year, so those two wins were very expensive.

2000s: 2002 Topps Tribute #65 Ernie Banks This is coach Ernie Banks signing a autograph at spring training in Scottsdale.

2010s: 2011 Topps Finest #92 Darwin Barney Green The green parallel is one of nine versions that I have of Barney's Finest card.  It was a pretty easy one to get, as it is /199.