Sunday, March 7, 2021

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 19,040 Cubs cards from 283 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1976 TCMA 1938 Cubs Coaker Triplett  I couldn't find anything online that explained the nickname "Coaker."  He played in just 12 games for the 1938 Cubs, but that was enough to earn a card in the set.

1980s: 1983 Topps #481 Scot Thompson  Clean shaven in the action shot, but a full beard in the closeup.  Some day I'll have to go through the entire '83 set to see if there are any other players that have such a different look between their two pictures.

1990s: 1996 Signature Series Ozzie Timmons  Timmons played in 65 games for the 1996 Cubs and the card shows hit as a Cub, so he follows my certified autograph collection rules.  That would be the only reason I'd have an autograph of Ozzie Timmons.

2000s: 2008 Chicago Tribune Derrek Lee The Trib borrowed from the 1972 and 1973 designs for this set.

2010s: 2015 Topps Chrome #154 Jorge Soler This almost looks like a Panini card, with just a tiny bit of the Cubs logo visible.

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