Sunday, January 10, 2021

Five Random Cubs Cards

 I've got 18,864 Cubs cards from 278 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1971 Topps #220 Ron Santo  Showing some muscle!

1980s: 1987 Red Foley Stickers #42 Lee Smith He's wearing one of those heavy "I need to sweat off some pounds" jackets.  You don't see players wearing them any more.

1990s: 1992 Panini Stickers #183 Ryne Sandberg  Three HOFers in a row!  You don't see very many cards with a sawtooth border.

2000s: 2003 Bowman Heritage #87 Aramis Ramirez  The streak ends, but we do get a player worthy of enshrinement into the Hall of Very Good.  I'm wondering if this is a Photoshop job.  The Cubs logo seems to be in a very odd place.  The Cubs picked up Ramirez in July of 2003 while the set came out in December 2003.

2010s: 2017 Donruss #69 Kyle Hendricks  Panini used a good angle here to cut down the the logo removal that they'd have to do.

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