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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


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

1981 Topps

Number of Cards

1981 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 color border. The border color is the same for all players on the same team. The players name is along the bottom of the card with the team and players position inside a baseball cap located at the lower left corner. The Topps logo appears inside a small baseball located at the bottom right.

Card backs contain the usual statistics, headlines and if there was room, a cartoon.

Subsets include
previous seasons record breakers (RB)
Playoffs (LC)
World Series (WS)
final appearance of team cards.

Eleven cards on each of the six press sheets (66) were double-printed (DP).

Cubs Team Set

17 -Cliff Johnson
54 -Ivan DeJesus
78 -Steve Dillard
103 -Jerry Martin
136 -Doug Capilla
176 -Mike Krukow
238 -Willie Hernandez
294 -Mike Tyson
331 -Dennis Lamp
352 -Dick Tidrow
381 -Cubs Rookies
395 -Scot Thompson
429 -Mick Kelleher
450 -Dave Kingman
471 -Mike Vail
492 -Barry Foote
514 -George Riley
533 -Jesus Figueroa
553 -Tim Blackwell
574 -Bill Caudill
590 -Bruce Sutter
609 -Lynn McGlothen
625 -Bill Buckner
645 -Rick Reuschel
676 -Cubs Team/Mgr
692 -Lenny Randle
718 -Larry Biittner

Topps Traded Cubs Checklist

For the first time since 1976, Topps issues a 132-card factory boxed "traded" set in 1981. The set is in alphabetical order by player, and picks up after the base set (726) at number 727 to 858 and carries the same design as the regular issue 1981 Topps set.

737 -Doug Bird
740 -Bobby Bonds
750 -Hector Cruz
756 -Leon Durham
769 -Steve Henderson
783 -Ken Kravec
795 -Mike Lum
805 -Jerry Morales
820 -Ken Reitz
837 -Joe Strain


Cubs Printer Friendly Checklist

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Topps Stickers Cubs Checklist
The Sticker set contains 262 sticker. The stickers were intended to be placed in an album. Size: 1 15⁄16 X 2 9⁄16 inches.

17 -Bill Buckner
32 -Bruce Sutter
151 -Dave Kingman
152 -Bill Caudill
153 -Bill Buckner
154 -Barry Foote
155 -Mike Tyson
156 -Ivan DeJesus
157 -Rick Reuschel
158 -Ken Reitz

Topps Super Home Team Cubs Checklist
The Super Home Team set totaled 102 cards and was issued as team sets. Each was individually packed and available in a team box, where some teams were paired. Team subsets included anywhere from 6, 9, or 12 players per team. The teams featured were the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers/California Angels, New York Yankees/Mets, Chicago White Sox,/Cubs, and Texas Rangers/Houston Astros. Size: 4 7⁄8 x 6 7⁄8 inches
Tim Blackwell 
Bill Buckner 
Ivan DeJesus 
Leon Durham 
Dave Kingman 
Mike Krukow 
Ken Reitz 
Rick Reuschel 
Mike Tyson
Topps ScratchOffs Cubs Checklist
This is a 108-card supplemental issue sold with gum as three card panels. A player photo on one side is accomapnied by 24 black dots intended to be scratched off as part of a game. The players representing the National League have a green background while the American league players have a red background. Size: 1 13⁄16 X 3 1⁄4 inches individually

55 -Bill Buckner
69 -Dave Kingman
94 -Ivan DeJesus
98 -Jerry Martin

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