The Cubs outfielders did something yesterday that has never been done before in big league play, ever. No outfield trio has ever each hit two home runs in the same game until Schwarber, Happ, and Heyward each went yard twice. The Cubs clobbered the Reds 10-1 and the six home runs accounted for all ten of the Cubs runs.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
I've got 18,377 Cubs cards from 256 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.1900s - 1970s: 1909 T206 Solly Hofman Hofman was the Cubs main utility player, getting action in every position except pitcher and catcher. He finally became a regular in 1909.
1980s: 1989 Big #170 Ty Griffin A big bust with a Big card. Griffin was the Cubs #! pick in the 1988 draft, 9th overall. He never made it past AA.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
I'll have the Kanebo Cubs to show over the next two days.
Kanebo is a Japanese company and I've never heard of them. I guess that they are a cosmetics company. That seems like an odd match for baseball cards.
Whatever they sell, they combined with Topps to produce two different sets of cards in 2003.
The first set has 54 cards. The fronts mimic the 2002 Topps design while the backs have some uniquely Japanese features. Just one Cub, Sammy Sosa, was in the set.
You can see how the back does not look the same as the regular 2002 cards. And now I now what "Cubs" looks like in Japanese.
Cubs = カブス
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Topps issued this card on May 12, fifty years to the day when Ernie joined the 500 home run club. The card had a print run of 677. That ranks 14th out of the 143 print runs that were listed when I scheduled this post. That's better than I thought it would be. I guess there are more Mr. Cub fans out there.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
I was hot and heavy into the MSA discs a few months ago. I've had nothing since. It wasn't due to a burn out or a lack of interest. It was a lack of product. The only discs missing from my collection are the ones that are rarely listed anywhere and are nearly impossible to find.
I have several saved eBay searches for the missing discs and I got a hit a couple weeks ago. A 1979 Wiffle Manny Trillo was listed. It was priced reasonably and I hit the BIN.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Another wave has rolled in and three more Cubs were added.
No big names among the three. The Winkler picture is from spring training. Look at all the empty seats. Get used to seeing them because next year's cards will feature this year's empty stadiums.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
The 1986 program was the last to include the paper cards of the nominated players. The backs of the cards were changed too, to nothing. On the backs are either other players or random articles and ads from the book.
Ten Cubs were included, the starting eight position players and two pitchers