Number of Cards1981 Topps remained at 726 cards.
Size of CardsStandard size , which measure 2½” by 3½”.
Basic FeaturesThe 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.
previous seasons record breakers (RB)
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
Topps Traded Cubs ChecklistFor 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.
Topps Stickers Cubs ChecklistThe 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 ChecklistThe 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
Topps ScratchOffs Cubs ChecklistThis 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