This season, the Chicago Cubs are giving their fans an 82-card Topps Archives set, featuring current and former Cubs players on classic Topps card designs. Chicago Cubs season ticket holders will receive the cards as part of their season ticket package. Their set will be a little more bougy, as (well, season ticket holders are a little more bougy to begin with) as their set will contain a logo to differentiate the collection from cards made available to the everyday common slob fans over the course of four Chicago Cubs home games at Wrigley Field this season.
Wanna get the cards, but you’re not high-rolling enough to be a season tickets holder? Well, Chicago Cubs fans can secure the entire 82-card set by attending all four Topps promotional games. Read on to see when the cards will be given away:
- Friday, May 3, 1:20 p.m. vs. the Cincinnati Reds (Cards 1-20, featuring Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Shawon Dunston, Andre Dawson and Anthony Rizzo, among others)
- Friday, July 5, TBD vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates (Cards 21-40, featuring Dave Kingman, Ryne Sandberg, Kerry Wood, Greg Maddux, Jeff Samardzija and Alfonso Soriano, among others)
- Friday, Aug. 2, TBD vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (Cards 41-60, featuring Billy Williams, Starlin Castro, Dennis Eckersley, Anthony Rizzo, Mark Grace, Glenn Beckert and Darwin Barney, among others)
- Friday, Aug. 30, 1:20 p.m. vs. the Philadelphia Phillies (Cards 61-82, featuring Lee Smith, Milt Pappas, Keith Moreland, Fergie Jenkins and Rick Sutcliffe, plus a “Future Stars” card with Jorge Soler, Albert Almora and Javier Baez)
You can get tickets for these for all these promotional days in a Chicago Cubs Six-Game Pack titled the “Topps Baseball Card Pack,” available at cubs.com/packs. The first 10,000 fans at each game receive a pack of the cards outlined above. Collectors are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they receive the cards. These cards are only available during the designated promotional dates at Wrigley Field and the sets will not be sold through retail. For a complete checklist of the cards included in the set, visit cubs.com/Topps.
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