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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

Monday, February 14, 2011

1983 Topps

Number of Cards

1983 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 front of these cards contains a large color photograph as well as a smaller portrait at the bottom of the card. The players name, team and position is also located at the bottom of the card along side the portrait. Team colors frame the front of the card and the Topps logo is located along the top of the frame.
The backs are set horizontal and contain stats, personal information and 1982 Highlights.
Subsets include
Record Breaking Performances (RB)
 League Leaders (LL)
All Stars (AS)
Team Leaders (TL)
Super Veterans (SV)

Cubs Team Set

Number Player
22  Randy Martz
51  Cubs TL/F.Jenkins
73  Allen Ripley
83  Ryne Sandberg RC
99  Dickie Noles
125  Leon Durham
152  Jay Johnstone
204  Junior Kennedy
230  Fergie Jenkins
231  Fergie Jenkins SV
250  Bill Buckner
305  Larry Bowa
335  Steve Henderson
356  Gary Woods
436  Bill Campbell
456  Lee Elia MG
481  Scot Thompson
508  Tom Filer
542  Jody Davis
568  Willie Hernandez
597  Mike Proly
619  Keith Moreland
643  Bump Wills
699  Lee Smith
729  Jerry Morales
759  Doug Bird
787  Dick Tidrow

Topps Traded Cubs Checklist

Number Player
19T  Ron Cey
39T  Mel Hall XRC*
92T  Chuck Rainey
98T  Dick Ruthven
117T  Steve Trout
121T  Tom Veryzer