Changes even came to the roster book.... it was dumped!
The Cubs now had a News Media Guide. The dimensions of the book was the same as the old roster books, but the number of pages went way up, from 72 in the last roster book to 116 in the '82 media guide. The cover also saw a change too. The traditional blue, red, white geometric-designed cover was gone. It was replaced by a little bit of everything.
Over the next few years the number of pages continued to go up as more and more information was added. By the last year of this run, 1999, the book had a whopping 320 pages.
As you can see, the covers had a variety of design elements. Some years it was players, other years Wrigley Field, and others used something else. Ryne Sandberg was the media guide player king, showing up on four covers ('85, '86, 91, and 94).