Saturday, October 25, 2014

Some Bonus Sportflics Cards From 1986

In addition to their base set, in 1986 Sportflics put out another set called Decade Greats.  Three Cubs made it onto the 75 card checklist.

Ernie Banks was the shortstop of the 1950s.

The other two cards are interesting....take a look


You may be asking yourself "I didn't know that Mickey Cochrane and Tony Olivia played for the Cubs!"
Well, they didn't.

Which leads to the next question...Why did WW include them in the Cubs team set?

The answer is simple.

These are Sportflics cards; three pictures in one.  But on these cards, instead of three different pictures of the same player, they have pictures of three different players.

The Mickey Cochrane card is for the best catchers of the 1930's.  Also included are Bill Dickey and...

...Cubs Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett.  I couldn't get a decent scan of the card that showed Hartnett, so I had to hold it at just the right angle and then take a picture.

The Olivia card is for outfielders of the 1960s and also includes Al Kaline and....

...Billy Williams.   Though the card is for outfielders of the 1960s, the picture is probably from the mid-seventies, when Billy let his hair grow a little longer and grew the mustache.

1 comment:

  1. I really, really, really need to add one of these Decade Greats sets to my collection. I should have picked one up years ago when my LCS had them sitting in their $5 bin.