The Cubs official newspaper / magazine debuted in March, 1986 and ran through 2018. The team offered a variety of premiums over the years to entice people to subscribe or renew. Yesterday I showed the Fergie Jenkins coin offered in 1991.
I have several of the other premiums, mostly postcards. But I wondered just what all did the team give away. So I did some digging.
There was usually a Vine Line ad in the team's game programs. Since I have most of the programs, I spent some time looking for each of the Vine Line ads.
It turns out that more than just cards or postcards were offered. There were also pins, posters, photos, personalized photos, game scorecards and programs, magnets, and tickets. I never realized that such a variety of items were offered.
Prior to my research, my initial thought was to collect all of the Vine Line items. But the many non-card type things don't really fit with my collection. So I'm limiting myself to just the cards and postcards.1986 - No ad in program