I've got 20,571 Cubs cards from 304 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.
1900s - 1970s: 1969 Topps #483 Ted Abernathy He was the first submarine-style pitcher I was aware of. I really liked to try and throw like him.
1980s: 1989 Score #407 Rick Sutcliffe This is a nice action shot on a card with a pretty plain looking design.
1990s: 1994 Fleer Ultra #460 Brooks Kieschnick There are a lot of people in the background.2000s: 2004 Fleer #401 Paul Bako The name font from this set looks very similar to the font used on the 1970 Topps set. Was that one of the traditions that Fleer was trying to emulate?