Sunday, September 24, 2023

Five Random Cubs Cards

  I've got 21,195 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: 1975 O-Pee-Chee #411 George Mitterwald  Today there were be three trainers looking at his eye.  In 1975 he had to do it by himself.

1980s: 1987 Topps Traded #27 Andre Dawson  He looks like a guy that just signed a contract with no salary amount filled in...:"What did I just do??"

1990s: 1991 Upper Deck Traded #27 Frank Castillo The righty was called up to the Cubs on June 27 and made his MLB debut that evening against the Pirates.  He started and took a shutout into the ninth inning.  After giving up two singles to start the ninth, the bullpen took over and turned a 3-0 leading into a 4-3 loss.  Welcome to the Cubs!!

2000s: 2004 Upper Deck Traded #562 Nomar Garciaparra I was in Denver at Nomar's third game as a Cub.  The crowd was at least 50% Cubs fans and he got a standing ovation at his first at bat.

2010s: 2017 Topps Storied #1 1907 Cubs I don't think the 1907 World Series was all that storied other than the fact that it was the first time the Cubs won it.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't have told you anything about the 1907 World Series, including the winner. Did Three Finger Brown do something good?