I've got 18,606 Cubs cards from 259 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.
1900s - 1970s: 1979 Hostess #27 Bill Buckner The Hostess cards were made by Topps and I've found I often that the pictures on the Hostess cards looked better than the ones in the Topps set.
This is definitely true for Buckner in 1979.
1990s: 1996 Pacific #28 Frank Castillo The Pacific logo should have been put in the other corner. It looks like he's throwing a crown, not a baseball.
2000s: 2001 King B League Legends #7 Ernie Banks Logoless Ernie would look much better with something on his hat,
like maybe, that King B logo in a ball.