The complete 82-piece set of Topps Archives Cubs trading cards will now be available through a bit simpler process than just becoming a 2013 Chicago Cubs season-ticket holder.
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Topps, the 75 year-old official trading card company of major league baseball, had already announced they would be releasing an exclusive set of Cubs trading cards set with their classic designs to season-ticket holders. Now, the entire collection will also be released over four specific promotional dates during the season.
For games on May 3, July 5, Aug. 2 and Aug. 30--all Fridays--the first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a different portion of the 82-card collection. The four dates can be purchased together as part of a six-game ticket pack on the Cubs' official website.
The collection offers a wide mixture of Cubs players from different eras. There are former greats like Andre Dawson, Ron Santo, Ernie Banks and Kerry Wood, present members of the team such as Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, as well as a "future stars" card with Albert Almora, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler.
Season-ticket holders will still retain unique access. The set they receive will contain a special logo to differentiate from the cards available on these four Topps promotional days in addition to the actual game tickets having the cards incorporated in their design, just as they were last season.