3/5 Cubs offer unique baseball cards

Topps 1984 Design Anthony Rizzo.JPGThe Topps Company the Cubs have partnered to create an exclusive, 82-card Topps Archives set, featuring current and former Cubs players on classic Topps card designs. The player and design pairings are unique to the set, and they will be delivered to Cubs Season Ticket Holders as part of their season ticket package. The set designated for Season Ticket Holders will include a logo to differentiate the collection from cards made available to fans over the course of four Cubs home games at Wrigley Field this season.

Cubs fans have the chance to secure the entire 82-card set by attending all four Topps promotional games at Wrigley Field. The cards will be given away in four installments on the following dates:

* May 3 vs. Reds: Cards 1-20, featuring Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Shawon Dunston, Andre Dawson and Anthony Rizzo, among others.
* July 5 vs. Pirates: Cards 21-40, featuring Dave Kingman, Ryne Sandberg, Kerry Wood, Greg Maddux, Jeff Samardzija and Alfonso Soriano, among others.
* Aug. 2 vs. Dodgers: Cards 41-60, featuring Billy Williams, Starlin Castro, Dennis Eckersley, Anthony Rizzo, Mark Grace, Glenn Beckert and Darwin Barney, among others.
* Aug. 30 vs. 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.

Tickets for these for promotional dates are available for purchase now in a custom Cubs Six-Game Pack titled the “Topps Baseball Card Pack,” available at http://www.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 http://www.cubs.com/Topps.

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