Friday, December 8, 2017

1984-1986 Super Cubs

Topps brought Super back in 1984 and this time the cards were really Super.  They come in at 5" x 7", which is four tines the area of regular cards.

The cards are also duplicates of the original, with the fronts and backs being identical, just increased in size.

The sets were not very big.  There were just 30 cards in the 1984 version, and Billy Buck was the only Cub.  

The set doubled in size in 1985, with 60 cards, and three of them were Cubs.  You'll have to take my word that these are Super cards, since they are identical to the regular ones.

The 1986 set also featured 60 cards, but the Cubs lost one, down to just two.

The brand disappeared after 1986 and has not returned.

1 comment:

  1. There are slight cropping differences on that 1984 Buckner. Check out his foot next to the mugshot box. On the regular card there is no space, but on the super there is. Also in the mugshot, the white from the bottom of his sleeve is visible on the regular card, but it is cropped out in the super card. Very negligible, but Topps did more than just magnify the card.

    JT, The Writer's Journey