Sunday, January 23, 2022

Five Random Cubs Cards

  I've got 19,735 Cubs cards from 300 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1952 Topps #164 Walt Dubiel

1980s: 1988 Topps #336 Ed Lynch Lynch was out of baseball in 1988.  He returned to the Cubs in 1994 as the general manager.  Among his worst free-agent signings was that of....

1990s: 1997 Finest #274 Mel Rojas  Rojas was definitely not a Finest acquisition.  Ed Lynch signed him for over $13 million for three years.  Rojas didn't even make it through the entire 1997 season.  He and his 0-4 record with an ERA of 4.42 were shipped to the Mets in early August.

2000s: 2000 Topps Combos #6 Ernie Banks  What a shame to Mr. Cub, a real people-person, on the same card as a self-absorbed steroid user.

2010s: 2013 Season Ticket Holders #28 Greg Maddux This card was printed on tickets for the game on May 31 - 31st for #31.

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