Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and finding that perfect gift is always a challenge. That’s where Topps, the leading retailer of officially licensed baseball cards, comes into the picture with their recently launched Topps Archive Collections, Series 1. Topps combed through their archives, putting together an all new collectible product inspired by some of the greatest teams and most memorable moments that Major League Baseball has ever seen.
The Topps Archive Collections, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday just as fans remember them. In this case, the focus is on the 1984 Chicago Cubs.
The ‘84 Cubs went 96-65, winning the NL East and getting the team to the postseason for the first time in 39 years before losing the NLCS. A young Ryne Sandberg paced the offense, hitting .314/.367/.520 with 19 home runs and 19 triples. Aging veterans Larry Bowa and Ron Cey rounded out the infield, with Gary Matthews leading the outfield mix. Rick Sutcliffe anchored the starting rotation, going 16-1 with a 2.69 ERA. Dennis Eckersley won 10 games in 24 starts. Lee Smith contributed 33 saves.
The Topps Archive Collections, Series 1 is sold in a single box set and includes all of the following:
- 1 wax pack poster set (5 posters)
- 6 team patches
- 6 team buttons
- 1 team pennant
- 1 team t-shirt
- 1 team hat
The Topps Archive Collections, Series 1 is available at Topps.com, select MLB stadium stores, hobby shops and retailers.