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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

Sunday, July 31, 2011

1983 O-Pee-Chee

1983 O-Pee-Chee had 396 standard-size cards and contains virtually the same pictures for the players as the 1983 Topps issue. The fronts feature white-bordered color player action photos framed by a colored line. A circular color player head shot also appears on the front at the lower right. The player's name, team and bilingual position appear at the lower left. The pink and white horizontal backs carry the player's name and biography at the top. The player's major league statistics and bilingual career highlights follow below. The asterisked cards have an extra line on the front inside the picture area indicating team change. The O-Pee-Chee logo appears on the front of every card. Super Veteran (SV) and All-Star (AS) cards are indicated in the checklist below; these are included in the set in addition to the player's regular card.  The set features Rookie Card of Ryne Sandberg.

Number Player
15  Ron Cey
47  Wayne Nordhagen
58  Keith Moreland
83  Ryne Sandberg
99  Dickie Noles
125  Leon Durham
152  Jay Johnstone
230  Fergie Jenkins
231  Fergie Jenkins SV
250  Bill Buckner
305  Larry Bowa

Saturday, July 30, 2011

1983 Fleer

1983 Fleer contains 660 cards and features color player photographs set inside a brown border. A team logo is located along the bottom of the card as well as the players name and position. The Fleer logo is located along the top border. The backs are set in a vertical format and include a small black and white player photograph along with stats and a short bio. Cards 629-646 Highlight (HL), and 647-660 are checklist cards.


Fleer Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
490 Doug Bird
491 Larry Bowa
492 Bill Buckner
493 Bill Campbell
494 Jody Davis
495 Leon Durham
496 Steve Henderson
497 Willie Hernandez
498 Fergie Jenkins
499 Jay Johnstone
500 Junior Kennedy
501 Randy Martz
502 Jerry Morales
503 Keith Moreland
504 Dickie Noles
505 Mike Proly
506 Allen Ripley
507 Ryne Sandberg RC
508 Lee Smith
509 Pat Tabler
510 Dick Tidrow
511 Bump Wills
512 Gary Woods

Fleer Stickers Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
124 Bump Wills
125 Keith Moreland
126 Dick Tidrow
127 Bill Campbell
128 Larry Bowa
129 Randy Martz
130 Ferguson Jenkins
131 Leon Durham
132 Bill Buckner
NNO Chicago Cubs CL

Fleer Stamps Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
21 Larry Bowa
25 Bill Buckner
56 Leon Durham
91 Ferguson Jenkins
116 Randy Martz
130 Keith Moreland
216 Bump Wills
229 Chicago Cubs DP