- The list is a work in progress. I thought I had it finished a couple years ago only to recently discover the 2000 set.
- The Cubs have made other sets (Vineline, Convention), but my list is just those given away at the ballpark
- A set was supposed to be given away in 1994, but the players strike wiped it out.
- In the early years, the sets were given to all who attended the game. The give away amount on my chart is the attendance for the game.
- For reasons I don't understand, some of the sets are not listed in the Standard Catalog. Missing are the 1996 Gatorade set (though the '95 and '97 sets are included), 1999 Budweiser Top Ten Wrigley Field Moments, 2000 Fox Sports Net, and 2004 Topps reprints
|Year||Game Date(s)||Card Sponsor||Give away amount|
|1982||August 20||Red Lobster||18,110|
|1983||September 2 & 3||Thorn Apple Valley||15,000|
|1985||August 14||7 Up||30,055|
|1987||July 29||David Berg||37,019|
|1988||August 24||David Berg||35,065|
|1992||August 28||Old Style Nostalgia||20,000|
|1993||August 17||Old Style Billy Williams||15,000|
|1993||September 24||Rolaids Relief Pitchers||15,000|
|1999||May 15, June 26, August 3||Old Style All Century||20,000|
|1999||August 6||Budweiser Top Ten Wrigley Field Moments||20,000|
|2000||August 15||Fox Sports Net||10,000|
|2001||May 16, 19, June 23, 27, July 16, 25, Aug. 12, 21, 28, Sept. 29||Topps 50 Years||30,000|
|2002||April 21, May 6, 7, June 19, 24, 26, July 25, Aug. 16, Sept. 1, 2, 28||Topps||20,000|
|2003||April 12, May 3, 7, 28, Aug. 1, 3||Topps||20,000|
|2003||September 28||Ron Santo Jersey||39, 940|
|2004||May 19, June 16||Topps||20,000|
|2005||August 28||Ryne Sandberg Jersey||38,763|
|2009||May 3||Vineline Maddux Jenkins Jersey||40,457|
|2010||September 7||Ballpark Franks Billy Williams Statue||31,596|
|2013||Season Ticket Holders||Topps Archives|
|2013||May 3, July 5, August 2, 30||Topps Archives||10,000|
Here's a look at one card from each of the 31 sets...