Chicago Cubs Greats Of The Game – Ernie Banks

 If you’re going to have a set of cards called ‘Greats of the Game’ and feature the Chicago Cubs, then of course Ernie Banks is going to be present.  Like peanut butter and jelly, Ernie Banks and the Chicago Cubs go hand in hand.  And even with Banks’ retirement more than 30+ years in the past he is still without question the most popular and most highly decorated Cub of all-time.

Any questions as to why I had the desire to add this card to my collection???  I doubt it! 

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5 responses to “Chicago Cubs Greats Of The Game – Ernie Banks

  1. I started following baseball on the radio in the late 60’s. In my area there was only about 25 Cub games available per season. But even on the radio Banks talent was obvious. Of all the things that Banks (which included a lot of talent) brought to the game – his “lets play two” enthusiasm was the greatest part of his game. He just loved playing baseball. What baseball fan wouldn’t love to be paid to play the greatest game in the world. Modern players could use some of that enthusiasm.

  2. 😳 Correction- there was only about 25 Cub games available on the television per season.

  3. If you’re going to call them “Chicago Cugs” as you did in the post title, you might as well call them “Chicago Cunts”

  4. and will always be . . . “Mr. Cub” . . . nice card !

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