Sunday, April 11, 2021

Five Random Cubs Cards

 I've got 19,145 Cubs cards from 284 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1949 Eureka #59 Emil Kush

1980s: 1980 TCMA All Time Cubs #10 Hack Wilson  TCMA put out an All-Time Cubs set in 1980 for the third time in four years.  

I think the 1980 design is the best of the three.

1990s: 1998 Fleer Ultra #160 Ryne Sandberg Very interesting that Fleer included a card for Sandberg in the 1998 set.  He announced his retirement during the 1997 season.

2000s: 2006 Greats of the Game #41 Gary Matthews Autograph Sarge's autograph is a mess!  It is very hard to read and he went off the edge of the sticker.

2010s: 2011 Topps Gold #76 Tom Gorzellany  Ten years ago I was all-in on the different parallel sets. I have since learned the error of my ways!


  1. The 2011 Topps set was my favorite of the past decade. The diamond dig promotion was a lot of fun for me and my sister.

  2. That's the worst auto I've ever seen and there are some bad ones out there.