Monday, January 18, 2010

1985 Cubs Team Issued Cards

This is the second of my Cubs team issued set. These were given away at Wrigley Field on August 14, 1985. Like the 1984 set, this one was sponsored 7Up. As you can see, the fronts looked more like a regular baseball card than the '84 cards.

There were 28 cards in the set. Each featured an action shot of the player taken at Wrigley Field. That is one feature I like about these team issued cards, that they all show the players in their home uniform. A card with the home pinstripes just seems more like a Cubs card than one that shows the road uniform.

And for you eagle eyes, if you look carefully, you can see the Cubs infamous ball girl Marla Collins in the background of a few cards.


1 comment:

  1. Was the set only given out at that game? How limited was it? Seems like they would be hard to find. Very, very cool. I love oddball stuff!