Sunday, February 28, 2021

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 19,027 Cubs cards from 283 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1959 Topps #350 Ernie Banks  Mr. Cub just won his first of two consecutive MVP awards.  Topps didn't give him an x00 number in the set, but an x50 is still pretty good. 

1980s: 1982 Superstar #58 Ernie Banks  Let's pick two!  The card is from the 1982 Superstar set and features a picture of Ernie Banks taken at the Polo Grounds.

1990s: 1991 Post #22 Mark Grace  Going the cheap route = no MLB license = no logos = ugly cards

2000s: 2006 Factory Team Set #CHC5 Michael Barrett  This picture on this card is from an interleague game against the Yankees in 2005.  Barrett had a much more notorious interleague game in 2006.  I wish it would have ended up on a card.

This would have been awesome!

2010s: 2013 Heritage #322 Scott Baker Baker missed all of the 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery.  The Cubs signed him for 2013, but he pitched in just three games in September.  He didn't impress anyone and became a free agent after the season.


  1. Your custom Barrett, if produced by a card company, would be one of the most coveted cards in the industry. Very cool!

    1. Highly agree, it would crossover the casual and serious collectors. Topps likely would make this a SSP, however, and it be a case hit.