Sunday, May 17, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 18,041 Cubs cards from 227 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1969 Jewel Paul Popovich  Acquired by the Cubs in a mid-June trade, Popovich's picture was issued in the last week of Jewel's promotion, the week of September 5.  All four of the players featured that week have hatless pictures.  All sixteen of the other players in the set are wearing hats.

1980s: 1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball Paul Noce  Two Pauls in a row!  Since that is also my name, I'm loving this!!

1990s: 1994 Stadium Club #608 Karl Rhodes The card says Karl but nobody ever called him that.  It was always Tuffy.

2000s: 2004 Studio #44 Greg Maddux  Maddux looks like he really didn't want to have his picture taken.

2010s: 2017 Bunt #119 Jake Arrieta  Jake is looking pretty intense here.  But then, Jake always looked intense on the field. 

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