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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.

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

Thursday, July 28, 2011

1983 Donruss

1983 Donruss contains 660 cards including 7 unnumbered checklists. The card fronts have a large action photo plus the Donruss logo and year issued along the top. The players name is located in a baseball bat along the bottom, the players position is located inside a baseball, and the team name is inside a baseball glove beside the bat. The card backs have black print on yellow and white and include statistics, career highlights and the players contract status.Several printing variations are available The first 26 cards of the set are part of the Diamond Kings (DK) subset.

Number Player
14 Bill Buckner DK
48 Doug Bird
57 Allen Ripley
99 Bill Buckner
126 Mel Hall RC
151 Randy Martz
174 Willie Hernandez
183 Jody Davis
225 Mike Proly
252 Steve Henderson
277 Ryne Sandberg RC
300 Fergie Jenkins
309 Keith Moreland
351 Bump Wills
378 Scot Thompson
403 Lee Smith
426 Dickie Noles
435 Larry Bowa
477 Leon Durham
504 Bill Campbell
529 Junior Kennedy
552 Pat Tabler
561 Jay Johnstone
596 Bob Molinaro
614 Lee Elia MG
631 Gary Woods