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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

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

1982 Topps

Number of Cards

1982 Topps has 792 cards, the largest set to date

Size of Cards

The size of the cards are 2 ½ x 3 ½

Basic Features

The card fronts have a color player photograph with 2 stripes down the left hand side of the card. At the bottom of the card is the players name, team, position and the Topps Logo. The front also contains a facsimile autograph.

Card backs contain the usual statistics and biographical information and have green backs.

Subsets include:
Highlights from the 1981 season (1-6)
League Leaders (161-168)
American League Allstars (547-557)
National League Allstars (337-347).

Rookies are shown as Future stars on group cards Team leader cards contain pitching and hitting leaders

Cubs Team Set

Number Player
23  Willie Hernandez
33  Jerry Morales
51  Jay Howell RC
62  Mike Tyson
89  Steve Henderson
117  Rawly Eastwick
146  Mike Griffin
188  Randy Martz
215  Mike Krukow
245  Ken Reitz
273  Doug Bird
303  Bill Caudill
324  Steve Dillard
374  Tim Blackwell
403  Jim Tracy
436  Joe Strain
452  Lee Smith RC
456  Cubs TLBuckner
484  Ivan DeJesus
508  Jody Davis
537  Doug Capilla
580  Bobby Bonds
607  Leon Durham
639  Ken Kravec
663  Hector Cruz
699  Dick Tidrow
732  Mike Lum
760  Bill Buckner

Topps Traded Cubs Checklist

Number Player
10T  Larry Bowa
11T  Dan Briggs
16T  Bill Campbell
49T  Fergie Jenkins
52T  Jay Johnstone
55T  Junior Kennedy
76T  Keith Moreland
82T  Dickie Noles
92T  Mike Proly
99T  Allen Ripley
129T  Bump Wills
130T  Gary Woods

1982 Topps Stickers Checklist

Number Player
25  Leon Durham
26  Ken Reitz
27  Dick Tidrow
28  Tim Blackwell
29  Bill Buckner
30  Steve Henderson
31  Mike Krukow
32  Ivan DeJesus

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