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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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

1988 Panini Stickers

These 480 stickers measure approximately 1 15/16" by 2 11/16" (regular) and 2 1/8" by 2 11/16" (foils). There are 80 foil stickers in the set; these foils are essentially the non-player stickers. A 64-page album onto which the stickers could be affixed was available at retail stores (for 59 cents) and was also given away to Little Leaguers as part of a national promotion. The album features Don Mattingly on the front and a photo of a gold glove on the back. The album and the sticker numbering are organized alphabetically by team with AL teams preceding NL teams. The last 26 stickers in the album are actually lettered rather than numbered but are listed below as numbers 455-480. The stickers were also sold at retail outlets packed with the album as a "Complete Collectors Set." The 1988 Panini Sticker set was heavily promoted as Panini entered the baseball sticker market under its own label after producing Topps' stickers for the previous seven years

Not exactly one of my favorite sets, the backs are boring all the same. There are 2 action shot cards one is a butt of Jody Davis.  

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
253 Cubs Emblem
254 Cubs Uniform
255 Jamie Moyer 
256 Lee Smith 
257 Rick Sutcliffe 
258 Jody Davis 
259 Leon Durham 
260 Ryne Sandberg 
261 1987 Team Leaders 
262 1987 W-L Breakdown
263 Keith Moreland 
264 Shawon Dunston 
265 Andre Dawson 
266 Dave Martinez 
267 Jerry Mumphrey 
268 Rafael Palmeiro 
470 Chicago Cubs Pennant and Logo

Sunday, January 20, 2013

1987 Boardwalk and Baseball Cubs

This 33-card standard-size set was produced by Topps for distribution by the "Boardwalk and Baseball" Theme Park which was located in Haines City, Florida. The set comes in a custom blue collector box. The full-color fronts are surrounded by a pink and black frame border. The card backs are printed in pink and black on white card stock. The set is subtitled "Top Run Makers." Hence no pitchers are included in the set. There are  reports that a parallel version of this set exists without the line between the B's on the front.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

1987 Boardwalk and Baseball #26 Leon Durham
1987 Boardwalk and Baseball #30 Ryne Sandber

Saturday, January 19, 2013

1989 Topps Big

The Topps BIG baseball set is based very loosely on the 1956 Topps set. They are the same size as were the '56 set.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
60 Damon Berryhill
120 Andre Dawson
143 Vance Law
170 Ty Griffin
189 Mark Grace
212 Ryne Sandberg
233 Shawon Dunston
329 Pat Perry

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

1988 Donruss

This set consists of 660 standard-size cards. Card fronts feature a distinctive black and blue border on the front. The card front border design pattern of the factory set card fronts is oriented differently from that of the regular wax pack cards. No premium or discount exists for either version. Subsets include Diamond Kings (1-27) and Rated Rookies (28-47). Cards marked as SP (short printed) from 648-660 are more difficult to find than the other 13 SP's in the lower 600s. These 26 cards listed as SP were apparently pulled from the printing sheet to make room for the 26 Bonus MVP cards. Six of the checklist cards were done two different ways to reflect the inclusion or exclusion of the Bonus MVP cards in the wax packs.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
9 Andre Dawson DK
40 Mark Grace RC
68 Rick Sutcliffe
77 Ed Lynch
119 Jody Davis
146 Shawon Dunston
169 Jamie Moyer
191 Leon Durham
201 Keith Moreland
242 Ryne Sandberg
269 Andre Dawson
292 Lee Smith
315 Paul Noce
324 Rafael Palmeiro
365 Luis Quinones
392 Bob Dernier
416 Brian Dayett
438 Dave Martinez
447 Jerry Mumphrey
488 Jim Sundberg
516 Manny Trillo
539 Greg Maddux
561 Les Lancaster
570 Frank DiPino
609 Mike Brumley
639 Damon Berryhill RC
646 Scott Sanderson