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Chicago Cubs Offer Exclusive 2013 Topps Archives Set in Stadium Giveaway

Chicago Cubs Offer Exclusive 2013 Topps Archives Set in Stadium Giveaway


The Chicago Cubs released a massive 82-card set of Topps Archives baseball cards during a four-part 2013 stadium giveaway.

Featuring past a present players, exclusive sets will be handed out at four games. All giveaways happen on Fridays. Each of the four sets is limited to 10,000 fans.

The Cubs tweeted a picture of an uncut sheet. It shows cards featuring lots of past Topps baseball designs, including 1972, 1982, 1987 and 1990. Among the players shown were Kerry Wood, Billy Williams, Anthony Rizzo, Greg Maddux and Ernie Banks. Several players were shown with multiple designs.

Cards were handed out at the following games:

  • Friday, May 3 vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Friday, July 5 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Friday, August 2 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, August 30 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

In addition to the basic versions, there are special cards for season ticket holders. These have a silver foil stamp on the front with the Cubs logo and read "Season Ticket Holder."

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2013 Topps Archives Chicago Cubs Stadium Giveaway Checklist

1 Ernie Banks
2 Fergie Jenkins
3 Ron Santo
4 Don Kessinger
5 Shawon Dunston
6 Starlin Castro
7 Bobby Murcer
8 Andre Dawson
9 Fergie Jenkins
10 Sammy Sosa
11 Jeff Samardzija
12 Anthony Rizzo
13 Starlin Castro
14 Ernie Banks
15 Darwin Barney
16 Billy Williams
17 Mark Grace
18 Starlin Castro
19 Andre Dawson
20 Ernie Banks
21 Dave Kingman
22 Aramis Ramirez
23 Ryne Sandberg
24 Glenn Beckert
25 Kerry Wood
26 Ron Santo
27 Steve Stone
28 Greg Maddux
29 Jeff Samardzija
30 Mark Grace
31 Greg Maddux
32 Jon Lieber
33 Randy Hundley
34 Kerry Wood
35 Don Kessinger
36 Alfonso Soriano
37 Rick Sutcliffe
38 Sammy Sosa
39 Bill Buckner
40 Ryne Sandberg
41 Billy Williams
42 Bruce Sutter
43 Dennis Eckersley
44 Anthony Rizzo
45 Ryne Sandberg
46 Billy Williams
47 Starlin Castro
48 Rick Rueschel
49 Ernie Banks
50 Jeff Samardzija
51 Mark Grace
52 Glenn Beckert
53 Rick Sutcliffe
54 Darwin Barney
55 Andy Pafko
56 Hank Sauer
57 Rick Monday
58 Jeff Samardzija
59 Ernie Banks
60 Jose Cardenal
61 Bruce Sutter
62 Lee Smith
63 Ken Holtzman
64 Jerome Walton
65 Scott Sanderson
66 Sammy Sosa
67 Ivan DeJesus
68 Ryne Sandberg
69 Larry Bowa
70 Milt Pappas
71 Billy Williams
72 Sammy Sosa
73 Keith Moreland
74 Greg Maddux
75 Bruce Sutter
76 Ernie Banks
77 Fergie Jenkins
78 Gene Baker
79 Greg Maddux
80 Rick Sutcliffe
81 Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Javier Baez
82 Steve Trachsel

Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

Lee C.
Lee C.

I happened to be at that Game and there were only about 8,000 fans. Saw a Guy with a Big bag sack paying $3 to $5 for the set…The Bag was half fun by the First Inning. He was selling them on Ebay between $12 – $20 each.

tom bast
tom bast

im looking for set #1 and #4 (when it comes out) I have set #2 and will have set #3 unopened to trade or will buy them if not willing to trade!

Andrew Baik
Andrew Baik

Now this is what I call a giveaway! Was just at Angel Stadium and saw what they have to giveaway, nothing compares to this at all…

props Cubs! I wonder what it would take to get a hold of those uncut sheets…

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