Sunday, February 5, 2023

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 20,920 Cubs cards from 316 different brands listed on a spreadsheet. A random number generator picked five cards, one each from the past several decades.

1900s - 1970s: 1969 Topps Stamp Ron Santo  Starting out strong today with a stamp of the Cubs' captain.

1980s: 1981 Topps #533 Jesus Figueroa He never played for the 1981 Cubs.  After hitting .253 in 115 games as a rookie in 1980, Figueroa was traded to the Giants over the winter.  He never played in another big league game.

1990s: 1992 Ballstreet Journal Ryne Sandberg This is one of two cards of Ryno in the set.

2000s: 2000 Fleer #96 Jon Leiber  I never noticed how awful Leiber's signature is.  That it terrible!

2010s: 2013 Topps Making Their Mark #17 Anthony Rizzo How did Rizzo make his mark on June 30, 2012?  In his fourth game as a Cub, he hit a two-run homer that led the Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Astros.

1 comment:

  1. Lieber's signature is much better on Topps cards for some reason.