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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, March 28, 2012

1982 Cubs Red Lobster

1982 Cubs Red Lobster #23 Ryne Sandberg

This set contains Rynos first cub card and predates his Donruss, Fleer, and Topps Rookie Cards by one year. The cards were co-produced by the Cubs and Chicago-area Red Lobster restaurants and was introduced as a promotional giveaway on August 20, 1982, at Wrigley Field. A facsimile autograph appears on the front, and the cards run in sequence by uniform number. While the coaches have a short biographical sketch on back, the player cards simply list the individual's professional record. The key card in the set is obviously Ryne Sandberg's as it Lee Smith also appears in this set in his Rookie Card year

1982 Cubs Checklist

Number Player
1 Larry Bowa
4 Lee Elia Mgr
6 Keith Moreland
7 Jody Davis
10 Leon Durham
15 Junior Kennedy
17 Bump Wills
18 Scot Thompson
21 Jay Johnstone
22 Bill Buckner
23 Ryne Sandberg
24 Jerry Morales
25 Gary Woods
28 Steve Henderson
29 Bob Molinaro
31 Fergie Jenkins
33 Al Ripley
34 Randy Martz
36 Mike Proly
37 Ken Kravec
38 Willie Hernandez
39 Bill Campbell
41 Dick Tidrow
46 Lee Smith
47 Doug Bird
48 Dickie Noles
NNO Coaches Card John Vukovich Gordy MacKenzie
NNO Team Picture

Rest of the set


  1. What is the value of a complete unopened red lobster set?

  2. Ryne Sandberg card which predates his rookie is worth about 50 dollars the rest of the set around 20. Unopened is kind a rare around a 120 dollars, there were 15,000 produced.

  3. Sandberg...no flaws...10/10 rating... $700-1500 only 19 exist

  4. There are now 28 that PSA grade '10' and 6 that Becket grade '9.5'

    The general value of this card at its highest grade is $500-750