Sunday, August 14, 2022

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 20,692 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: 1964 Topps #96 Bob Buhl The veteran righty started 35 games for the 1964 Cubs and posted a record of 15-14.  

1980s: 1984 O-Pee-Chee Stickers #46 Larry Bowa The front of the OPC stickers were identical to those on the Topps stickers... both very boring.

1990s: 1993 Topps #21 Luis Salazar This card is a career-capper for Salazar.  He became a free agent after the 1992 season, but didn't get signed by any team for the 1993 season.

2000s: 2003 Topps Record Breakers #SS Sammy Sosa Sammy topped Hack Wilson's total of 423 in 1930. This also marked the second time Sosa topped 400 total bases.  Just five other players had topped 400 twice.

2010s: 2013 Allen & Ginter #286 Alfonso Soriano  This is his last Ginter card as a Cub.  He was traded to the Yankees on July 26, 2013.  The guy the Cubs got in return, Corey Black, never made it to the majors.

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