Sunday, November 27, 2022

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 20,803 Cubs cards from 305 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1977 Topps #586 Steve Renko Renko spent all of 1977 in Chicago, though only 2/3 the season was with the Cubs.  He was traded to the White Sox on August 18.  It was a good deal for the Sox and he went 5-0 in eight starts down the stretch.

1980s: 1987 Sportflics #8 Ryne Sandberg I haven't found a decent way to scan these cards so that you can see each picture individually.  

1990s: 1993 Leaf #200 Derrick May  Leaf gives Derrick May some love by placing him in a hundreds slot, #200.  Then again, maybe not.  Card #100 went to Billy Ashley, #300 is Dennis Martinez, Jack McDowell is #400 and the #500 slot was given to J.T. Snow.  Those were not among the top five players in the league.

2000s: 2000 Team Issued Joe Girardi The team card set was given out to the first 10,000 fans on August 15.  The Cubs took on the Cardinals and lost 4-2.  Girardi didn't play that day.  

2010s: 2013 Team Issued #67 Ivan DeJesus DeJesus was given card #67 in the set because the 67th home game of the season saw the Cubs hosting the Phillies.  DeJesus played for both teams.

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