The final set came out in 1996, ten years after the first. There were. however, a few years during that span (1991 -1993) in which no set was produced. So that makes this final set their eight release.
The sports card industry saw quite a bit of change during those ten years. Sportflics came out just as the industry was about to explode. By the time of it demise, the industry bubble had burst and Sportflics was one of many casualties.
The company that produced the cards saw plenty of change too. It's name went from Optigraphics to Score to Pinnacle to belly-up in 1998.
The Cubs were slotted into just three spots on the checklist.
....and Sammy has one of the 24 UC3 cards. Pinnacle must have been caught off-guard with Ryne Sandberg's return from retirement because the 1996 set is the only one that didn't have a card of Ryno from a season in which he was active.
I've got Sportflics/Sportflix bookends now posted. In the next couple weeks I'll fill in the rest of the sets.