The 1983 set was Drake's third and they and Topps have settled into a design routine:
- The front of the card will have a unique design. There will be a colored banner, with players from National League teams having a different color from American League teams. In 1983, the AL teams had red and the NL teams green.
- There will be 33 cards in the set
- The back of the card will be identical to the Topps set except for a Drakes logo instead of a Topps logo.
The big difference with the 1983 set is that Drakes offered a boxed set of the cards. The design of the '83 box was the template I used for my homemade '81 and '82 boxes.
As far as the Cubs go, Drakes followed the same formula they had with the earlier sets:
Only one Cub, Bill Buckner.
Billy Buck is now 3/3 with Drake. At least the pictures are all different looking...one in the home pinstripes, one in the powder blue pajama pinstripes, and one in the blue top white pants road unis.