Friday, December 17, 2010


I have a question for you Cubs fans out there. Check this card out:

I pulled this from a box of 2009 UD Legendary Cuts yesterday. The thing I can't (or the shop owner) couldn't figure out, is when the Cubs wore these type of uniforms. The swatch is a baby blue with a white stripe. When did they wear these? I know someone must know, as I know there are more than a few Cubs fans out in bloggyland. I don't know much as far as their history goes, so any help would be appreciated. The card is not for trade at this point in time, but it may be in the near future.

This is where the additions come in:

The Banks is the big one I spoke of a few posts ago. Tommy was picked up for a pretty good price too. Both are solid additions to the 54 project, and with these two, I'm only missing 2 of the 'big 16'. I plan on hitting up a show tomorrow (if it is being held) for some of the commons of the 54 set. We'll see how many I can get.


  1. not a Cubs fan, this from the Kingdom of google:
    The Cubs wore this design on the road from 1978 through 1981.


  2. Meaning Santo must have worn this for some kind of old-timer's game or the like. I bought one of these and it's a nice looking card but it's not the same as knowing the relic was from a "real" game, is it?

  3. That striped uniform of Kingman has a slimming effect.

  4. Easiest thing to go to find is the Dressed To The Nines exhibit at the Baseball HOF site. They link to it at Baseball Reference. I think those uniforms were in effect from 1978-81.