Monday, March 7, 2011

1962 & 1969 Chicago Cubs Programs

During the two seasons that the National League added expansion teams in the 1960s, the Chicago Cubs reflected the changes on the covers of their programs.

In 1962, with the addition of the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45s to the National League, the Cubs program showed the caps for all 10 NL teams, with the teams shown in alphabetical order by city except for the 2 new teams which are shown at the bottom of the program:

The Cubs used a similar style in 1969 with the addition of the Montreal Expos and San Diego Padres, as well as the newly formed East and West divisions. Once again caps are used to represent the teams, with the 2 expansion teams being listed at the bottom of the program:

The expansion years were the only years that the Cubs featured the rest of the League's logos on their programs. In the other years during the 1960's, they had some great looking covers

but the Cubs were the only team represented on the cover.

These programs come from Cubs By The Numbers, which has a great look at Cubs programs from as far back as 1898 through 2010. I highly recommend checking out the site if you enjoy seeing the covers of old programs.


Kasey Ignarski said...

As the owner of the Cubs By The Numbers site, I thank you for shining your light at my scorecards. This has been a fun collection to amass. From the time of my 1st game in Wrigley in 1968, I have been fascinated by the scorecards and have always bought one, scored it and kept almost every one. Those Shepard ones are really things of beauty. I am happy to be able to share them with everyone.

Kasey Ignarski

Fleerfan said...


Thank you for your note. I had seen the 1962 cover on ebay, and wanted to research to see if the Cubs had featured team logos on their programs in other years which is how I found your site.

You have put together a great collection of scorecards (which I agree are works of art in the case of the Shepard covers), so its my pleasure to let people know about your site.