Wednesday, July 20, 2016

All I've Got of Him: Bill Buckner

I've had Bill Buckner on my mind lately, so I thought I'd take a look at all I've got of him.

Buckner was with the Cubs from 1977 - 1984 and was very productive for most of those years, despite his gimpy wheels.  He was my favorite Cub during that time.  

In addition to cards in the Topps sets, and later, Fleer and Donruss, Buckner showed up in several other sets.  He was one of the few big names on the team, leading to his inclusion in sets like Hostess, Kelloggs, and Drakes.

Buckner was an extremely intense player.  He left it all on the field.  Yet in almost every one of the posed shots, he's got a nice smile.

I've got 56 cards of Billy Buck.  Of those 46 are from his playing days and the other ten are after he retired.


  1. Love the pajama relic in the top row - those uniforms were so ugly that they were actually cool (in retrospect).

  2. I was embarassed by them when they wore I kinda like them, too.

  3. OPC is the one big brand that I've yet to chase.

  4. One of my fave Cubs of all-time. He busted his a$$ on pretty much one leg and even that one was bad.