Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1981 Cubs Cartoons

Today I've got the Cubs cartoons from the 1981 set.  These are the last player-specific cartoons for the next 25 years.

There were 27 Cubs players in the base and update set.  Only 17 got cartoons as the others had career stats that were too long to fit in the drawings.  The cartoons also came in pairs; the players got two.

None of them contain the player's name,  You'll have to guess who they are.  Topps had a thing about off-season jobs this year.  We have a welder, teacher, and carpenter.  Topps also likes family members as two fathers, a brother, and a wife are mentioned.

The oddest?  Probably the guy who wrote a song for Bruce Sutter's wedding and the guy that breeds Persian cats.

Scroll through the cartoons and at the bottom I'll have the names of the players.

From top to bottom: Doug Bird, Tim Blackwell, Doug Capilla, Ivan DeJesus, Steve Dillard, Leon Durham, Jesus Figueroa, Steve Henderson, Willie Hernandez, Ken Kravec, Mike Krukow, Dennis Lamp, Jerry Martin, Joe Strain, Bruce Sutter, Scot Thompson, and Mike Vail.

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