Sunday, April 7, 2024

Five Random Cubs Cards

I've got 21,698 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 #538 Charlie Smith He had just two pinch hit at bats for the Cubs in April, and was then released.

1980s: 1989 Topps #36 Mitch Webster Webster hit .257 in part time duty for the 1989 Cubs. He was the Opening Day left fielder, but eventually lost his spot to Dwight Smith.

1990s: 1991 Stadium Club #230 Ryne Sandberg It was great to see Ryno at Wrigley on Opening Day.  I was pleasantly surprised that he was there as he is battling prostrate cancer.

2000s: 2004 Future Games Gear #DK David Kelton  There's only one reason for this card... It makes Kelton a rule-follower for my relics collection.  He played in only eight games for the 2004 Cubs, but that was enough to qualify him as a rule follower

2010s: 2017 Topps MVP Winners #10 Kris Bryant Bryant got a standing ovation on Opening Day, but today he is just a shell of the MVP player shown on this card.

1 comment:

  1. Charlie Smith is the only player to play for the Cubs, White Sox, Yankees AND Mets all in the 60s.