It was a 1985 7-Up Chicago Cubs set. There are 28 cards in the set, so I'm thinking the entire 25-man roster, manager Jim Frey, and a coach card. I'm not sure who the 26th player was; I'm thinking there were a couple of players floating back and forth from the minors and were both included in the set. I love the completeness of this checklist, though. Guys that were by no means superstars, or even starters, got cards here.
There were some other good players on the team, too, even if guys like Bowa, Lopes, and Cey were past their prime.
I even like the photography. If I had heard about a 7-Up oddball from the mid-80s, I would have pictured a lot of bat on the shoulder, posed shots, but the photography is top-notch. I still have no idea where this set came from. Does anybody know? It's a pretty great oddball set.
Let's not stop the oddness here. I just recently got back on the trading horse at TCDB after turning off trade proposals in January to fix my scattered, inaccurate tradelists. One of the trades I've completed this month came from nwcardsupplies, and he provided me with some oddball set help.
Two transactions, 36 oddball cards, 2 junk food produced sets in one post. I have to wonder how much sugar fueled this post.