While I've always enjoyed eating them, I didn't realize that in 1986 I had a chance to collect them.
Well, not them potato chips, but them Cubs discs. Thirty years later, I've got 'em.
The discs were made by MSA, the same company that did all the different discs in the late 1970s. Like the older discs, these too were licensed by the players but not the teams, so the logos have all been removed. The discs were found in specially marked boxes of Jays Potato Chips.
The entire Jays set is made up of 20 discs with players from the Cubs, Sox, and Brewers. There are seven Cubs, seven White Sox, and six Brewers. The seven Cubs were all the main guys of the '86 team.
Jay's was really into baseball at this time. They had an ad on the front of the Cubs scorecard for a seven year run, from 1985 - 1991.
The discs didn't have as long a run. They were one and done.