Sunday, May 24, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 18,075 Cubs cards from 235 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1970 Topps Super #40 Billy Williams  The picture that Topps used on this 1970 card is probably from 1964 or 1965.

1980s: 1989 Red Foley #31 Jody Davis  Red must have had a really early printing deadline because Davis was traded to the Braves at the tail end of the 1988 season.

1990s: 1998 Cubs Convention 1969 Cubs Dick Selma Willie Smith Got a pretty decent pairing of '69 non-starters.  Willie Smith hit the pinch-hit walk-off home run on opening day and Selma was the Bleacher Bums' cheerleader.

2000s: 2007 Upper Deck #606 Alfonso Soriano  Soriano had two cards in the 2009 Upper Deck base set.  One showed him in a Nationals uniform and this one showing him in Cubbie blue.

2010s: 2010 Topps Chrome #124 Geovany Soto The 2010 season was his last decent season.  His skills declined pretty quickly after his first four years in the majors.  I hope Willson Contreras doesn't do the same thing.

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