Sunday, February 21, 2021

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 19,023 Cubs cards from 282 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1976 Hostess #17 Rick Reuschel  Topps produced the cards for Hostess and it looks like they used a picture from the same photoshoot on the 

1976 Topps card.  And why was Reuschel wearing a batting helmet?

1980s: 1988 Donruss #539 Greg Maddux  He looks so young in his early cards because he was.  This picture would have been from the 1987 season, when Maddux was just 21 years old.

1990s: 1992 Team Issued Old Style #11 Gabby Hartnett This set was sponsored by Old Style and given away to the first 20,000 adults on August 28.  It features 28 Cubs greats.  Hartnett and Randy Hundley are the two catchers.

2000s: 2007 Fleer #329 Scott Moore  Moore was less with the 2007 Cubs, playing in just two late-July games.  He was traded to the Orioles at the end of August.

2010s: 2019 Diamond Kings #44 Javier Baez Photo Variation  Perfect glove placement as it covers up the Cubs logo for Panini.  Nicely done, Javy!

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