Sunday, May 10, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 18,020 Cubs cards from 222 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1958 Topps #430 Bobby Thompson  That is one gigantic C that Topps stuck on his hat!

1980s: 1980 Topps #523 Ken Henderson  The 1980 season was the last of Henderson's 16-year career.  He went out with a whimper, hitting just .195 in 44 games.  The Cubs released him on July 20.

1990s: 1998 Bowman #191 Todd Noel  I forgot all about Todd.  I need to include him in my annual December 25 post with Steve Christmas.

2000s: 2002 Studio #9 Sammy Sosa  Studio usually uses posed shots from team picture day.  Here they have a candid of Sammy in the dugout.  Did he skip photo day that year?

2010s: 2017 Diamond Kings #10 Ernie Banks Variation  This isn't too bad for a logoless card.  The only thing that's missing is the C on his hat.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I really like that Diamond King card... the background is one of the best I've seen.