Friday, January 18, 2013

Hey Cub Fans!!! Topps Has Card Giveaways in 2013!!!

For the first time since 2004, Topps and the Chicago Cubs are reuniting to giveaway cards during select home games.  According to Topps' Twitter account, an 82-card set of what looks like exclusive Topps Archives cards that will be given out over 4 home games in 2013.

Here is a scan of the cards (in sheet form):

Looks like there will be a variety of years (I see 1996, 1990, 1987, 1984, 1982, 1979, 1972, 1971, 1965, 1964, 1963, and 1962) here.

According to the Cubs' website, the first 10,000 fans in attendance will get these sets.  The dates:
  • Friday, May 3, 2013 vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Friday, July 5, 2013 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Friday, August 2, 2013 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, August 30, 2013 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
As much as I'd prefer to have the reprint card program return (similar to the giveaways from 2001-2004), this is a nice alternative.  At 82 cards, it's going to be a fun set to go after.  No word yet as to how the cards will be distributed.  

Now I'm off to see if the other 29 teams are going to have similar giveaways.  Or at least that Topps will be involved in somehow.


JayBee Anama

P.S.:  Tim, sorry, I get my 66's and 65's mixed up sometimes.  It is now fixed.


Hackenbush said...

I think I see a new Ron Santo card. Maybe I should set up a new Ebay search right now.

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

And I see a new Dawson in the batch too! Hackenbush and I are on the same page.

TDLindgren said...

I'm with you JayBee I would rather have seen actual reprints, but some of these cards look awesome! I won't get the whole set, but probably pick up a couple of Banks, Santo, etc.

TDLindgren said...

Hey JayBee,

Where do you see the 1966 card?