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This Blog will be about the decade of 1980 and the hobby of collecting baseball cards, mainly Chicago Cubs. Most of the modern day cards are inexpensive unlike vintage baseball it will be much easier to collect the different sets. So we will start off with 80 Topps and end with 89 Upper Deck with thousands of cards in-between. Highlight of this era is 83 Sandberg Rookie


Friday, February 4, 2011

1980 Topps

1980 Cubs Season at a Glance

Team Record: 64-98, Finished 6th in NL East
Attendance: 1,206,776 (8th of 12)
Team Accomplishes
2cd At Bats NL [5619]

Individual Accomplishes
Home Run Leader: Jerry Martin 23
RBI Leaders: Jerry Martin 73
Stolen Base Leader: Ivan de Jesus 44
Victories Leader: Lynn McGlothen 12
Saves: Bruce Sutter 28
ERA Leader Starting: Rick Reuschel 3.40
ERA Leader Relief: Bill Caudill 2.19

Number of Cards

1980 Topps remained at 726 cards.

Size of Cards

Standard size , which measure 2½” by 3½”.

Basic Features

The card fronts feature a large color portrait of the player with a facsimile autograph. The players name is positioned along the top border of the card. The players position is inside a pennant at the top left and the team is inside another pennant along the bottom right.

The back of these cards contain player statistics, biographical information and a cartoon about the player. Many rookies appear in team threesome cards.

Subsets include
Statistical Leaders (LL)
Previous Seasons Highlights (HL).

Cubs Team Set 

17 -Bruce Sutter
54 -Dennis Lamp
103 -Bill Caudill
135- Bill Buckner
153 -Tim Blackwell
175- Rick Reuschel
240 -Dave Kingman
298 -Ken Holtzman
323 -Mick Kelleher
343 -Mike Vail
381 -Cubs CL
398 -Barry Foote
431 -Mike Krukow
452 -Steve Dillard
472 -Willie Hernandez
493 -Jerry Martin
514 -Steve Ontiveros
523 -Ken Henderson
541 -Miguel Dilone
574 -Scot Thompson
594 -Dick Tidrow
628 -Doug Capilla
639 -Larry Biittner
676 -Macko /Geisel /Pagel
691 -Ivan DeJesus
716 -Lynn McGlothen

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Compliments of Summer Breeze






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Topps Super

The 1980 Topps Super set contains 60 cards issued in cello packs. The cards feature a
facsimile autograph on the players photo. The backs are white or gray and included
the players name, team, and position. Size: 4 7⁄8 × 6 7⁄8 in

16  -Dave Kingman
32  -Bruce Sutter




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