The 1987 K Mart set was called Stars of the Decades and featured stars from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Sadly for me, not one of the 33 stars were Cubs. No Ernie Banks, no Fergie or Billy, no Santo or Sandberg...it was a total Cubs shutout. Boo!
I finally get some Cubs with K Mart's 1988 set, Memorable Moments.
Andre Dawson's moment was on August 30, 1987. He hit a homer that day, his 15th for the month, a new team record for August.
Rick Sutcliffe was included in the set because of his memorable 1984 season. He won 14 straight games, the final being the division clinching game against the Pirates on September 24.
K Mart was on a Cubbie roll with their 1989 set, Dream Team. A whopping four boys in blue made the list.
....while these two were Rookies of the '80s. Remember that this was the time that baseball cards were taking off and everyone thought that anything with a rookie label would be worth big bucks.
The final K Mart set, 1990's Super Stars, saw two Cubs.
The final K Mart tally is eight Cubs cards over five sets.