Brand History: Topps Archives Baseball

The History Behind Topps Archives Baseball

Debut Year: 1953
 
FIRST REPRINTED THE 1953 TOPPS BASEBALL SET. IN 2001, THIS SERIES EXPANDED TO INCLUDE BUYBACK AUTOS OF CURRENT AND RETIRED PLAYERS. AND SINCE 2012, THE SERIES HAS ADDED CURRENT PLAYERS IN RETRO DESIGNS TO ITS RANGE OF BASE, PARALLEL, AUTOS, AND INSERTS.
Licensors: MLB
 
Value Level: Accessible-Premium
 
TOPPS ARCHIVES OFFERS SOMETHING FOR COLLECTORS AT A VARIEITY OF PRICEPOINTS. ON THE MORE ACCESSIBLE END OF THE SPECTRUM IS TOPPS ARCHIVES, AND PREMIUM PRICING KICKS IN WITH BOTH ACTIVE AND RETIRED TOPPS ARCHIVES SIGNATURE SERIES

Topps Archives shifted to a nostalgia-based program in 2012 after being a reprint/buyback autograph program for decades. This product now combines designs throughout our history with a modern twist to create a really cool set that pays homage to where Topps has been. It also includes unique autograph signers. This year, we have baseball personalities Keith Law and Tim Kurkjian signing in the set, as well as Fan Favorites like Brian Wilson and Bartolo Colon.

Who is Topps Archives For? 

This product is for those who love Topps, and where we have been. There is a ton of nostalgia involved here, as well and taking a new twist on a classic design. The packs are very fun due to this since there are so many different looking cards across the set. Set builders will love this because there are so many different subsets and designs that combine to look great when collected. The parallels also give a great chase element with most of the parallels being on foil, giving a bright and modern look to the past designs.

What’s New in 2023 Topps Archives? 

3D cards featuring 20 of the biggest moments of 2022 season and 3D glasses in hobby boxes.

Why Does Topps Archives Matter? 

This product matters because it pays homage to where we have been as a company, and the Americana and nostalgia associated with the Topps brand. This product is an amalgamation of our history – this year including many years of baseball designs, but also designs from our past pop culture sets like the 1957 Hit Stars, now featuring baseball players. 

What Am I Chasing?

Autographs and foil parallels of the top rookies. Double sided dual autographs. Fan Favorite Premium autographs #’d to 50 or less. Foil Parallels

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