Extensive research went into crafting each collection. With over 60 years of MLB history—from one-of-a-kind photography to iconic graphic design—stored in the Topps Archives, each collection feels like an authentic time capsule from your favorite team’s most memorable year. This limited edition box set features authentic Topps shirts, hats, and wall art. The shirts are high-quality, form fitting cotton from Red Jacket, a premium vintage shirt manufacturer. The hat have embroidery on the front and back with an adjustable snapback strap.
Cubs fans are used to saying "Wait Until Next Year," but the playoffs finally returned to the North Side of Chicago in 1984. This Sept. 24 date signifies when the Cubs clinched the National League East title with a 4-1 win in Pittsburgh.
- 100% cotton t-shirt
- Screen-printed graphic
- Super soft and well-worn
- Authentic Topps by Red Jacket t-shirt
Ryno became one of the most beloved sports figures in Chicago history. It only made sense that fans wanted him to run for President in 1984. He could have easily won the Chicago precincts without the aid of anyone voting from the grave.
- Acrylic, wool blend hat
- Embroidered logo
- Adjustable snapback strap
- Authentic Topps by Red Jacket hat
WAX PACK POSTERS - SET OF 5
The wrappers are made of real authentic Topps wax paper just like in the 80's. The posters inside are original, and in some cases, never before seen Topps photography right from spring training
- Set of 5 11"x14" prints printed on a rigid trading card stock
- Posters feature Ryne Sandberg, Leon Durham, Jody Davis, Ron Cey
- Oversized wax pack wrapper manufactured from the original 1968 printer
- Archival inks for lasting color fidelity
BUTTONS - SET OF 6
The 1984 Cubs were a very colorful group that became a legendary club in Chicago sports lore even without reaching the World Series. Nothing was expected of a team that won only 71 games the year before and hadn't finished with a winning record since 1972.
- Set of 6 buttons featuring Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, Leon Durham, Larry Bowa
- 2.5" diameter
- Pinned metal back
PATCHES - SET OF 6
The Cubs infield was patrolled by players with nicknames of animals. A standard 5-4-3 double play started with The Penguin fielding the ball then touched the glove of a Ryno and ended in the glove of a Bull.
- Set of 6 patches featuring Ryne Sandberg, Steve Trout, Rick Sutcliffe, Jim Frey, Leon Durham, Ron Cey
- High quality felt backed
- 100 % embroidered
- Each patch measures 3.5" x 1.5"
- Iron/Sew on
This is a significant pennant in the Cubbie history as they hadn't made the playoffs since 1945. The Cubbie still haven't won a World Series in over 100 years, but 1984 is a year worth celebrating.
- Felt Pennant
- 70% wool
- Stitched vertical border and tassels
- Measures 24" x 8.5"
- Hand crafted
In 1984, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and minds of Chicago sports fans. Many Chicagoans will look back to that year as the time they became Cub Fans. Even though they fell short of winning their first PENNANT in almost 40 years, the team left an indelible mark on a generation of Cubs fans who remember hearing Van Halen's "Jump" open WGN telecasts. Fans have lasting memories of The Penguin, Sutcliffe, and, of course, Ryno's brilliance (who could forget the "Sandberg Game" vs. the Cardinals).
ABOUT ARCHIVES COLLECTIONS
Topps mined its archives to create all new collectible products that are inspired by the greatest teams and most memorable moments from America's national pastime. With over 75 years of MLB history—from one-of-a-kind photography to iconic graphic design—stored in the Topps Archives, each collection feels like an authentic time capsule from your favorite team's most memorable year. The Topps Archives Collection, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday, just as fans remember them.