Sunday, August 23, 2020

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 18,373 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: 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: 1982 Team Issued #48 Dickie Noles Noles was one of the many players that Dallas Green picked up from the Phillies. 

1990s: 1990 Topps TV #37 Bob Bafia Bafia is one of several players in the TV set who have just this one card in my collection.  He never made it to the majors.

2000s: 2002 Topps Chrome #385 Fred McGriff The weird position of the Cubs logo on this card makes it look like both of his hands are empty.

2010s: 2015 Donruss #37 Jorge Soler  Soler is the only player in team history to wear #68.

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