Sunday, May 31, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 18,139 Cubs cards from 243 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.
1900s - 1970s: 1968 Topps #366 Ron Santo All Star Santo was the starting third baseman at the 1968 All-Star game, held in the Astrodome on July 9.  He went 1-2 (plus a walk), with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning.  You don't see someone play eight innings in the All-Star game today.  
1980s: 1990 Donruss #137 Mitch Webster  The early print deadlines for these sets of the late '80s and early '90s were killers.  Webster was traded to the Indians on November 20, 1989, but he's a Cub for all of 1990 according to Donruss.
1990s: 1997 Fleer #448 Brian McRae  Looks like Fleer caught McRae while the team was lined up for the anthem.
2000s: Donruss 2004 #243 Moises Alou  This picture could almost work in today's Donruss sets, since his arm is covering "Chicago" and his head is turned so that you can't see the logo on his helmet.
2010s: 2018 Topps #500 Ryne Sandberg  Ryno got a variation card in the 2018 set, sharing #500 with Kris Bryant.


  1. Love that Ryno card, but I like basically all his cards.

    Good observation on the Alou.

  2. 68 was the first year I collected a large quantity of cards and since Santo was my favorite, that card looks "classic" to me. Aside from a small quantity I sold I still have them all.