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06-14-2013, 11:52 AM
2013 Archives Baseball

24 packs - 8 cards per pack
2 Fan Favorites Autos Per Box

I received the following:

164 unique base cards - or 82% of the base set of 200 - Very Good!!


Topps Archives Baseball is in the same genre as the Topps Archives Football released earlier this year. The digital photography is much improved over the original 60's 70's 80's and 90's cards, however, the reverse is much the same - hard to read. The fronts of the cards hold true to the originals and look very good. The reverse has complete pro stats and even complete stats of the retired players that have been included in the set.

I also received 6 SP's numbered 201 to 250. The reverse is much easier to read on the SP's. One will probably be searching the 'bay for the needed extra SP's to complete the set.



Tall boys - 4x
Stickers - 3x
Gold refractor - 1x #ed to 199

The tall inserts are a favorite of mine - they look cool.

Alternate card


This card is numbered 72B -- I did not receive a number 72 so I don't have a comparison card. Maybe someone could post a scan of the base #72....

Archives Redemption card


Take this one to your local hobby shop for redemption.


All-Star - 6x
Triumvirate - 1x
Museum Collection - 1x

2 more favorites - Triumvirate and Museum -- for whatever reason, I like the die cut cards and the cards that one can 'see thru.'


Sid Fernandez
Fred 'the crime dog' McGriff

Both autos - blue Sharpee on the card - very well done!!

1 of 1


David Freese - cyan plate


Topps Archives is a good set for nearly anyone who loves baseball. It brings back memories and gives us reminders of retired players and the contributions that they gave to the sport.

I have already stated that I like 3 of the inserts - tall boys, Museum Collection and the Triumvirate. Of the 3 - the Museum Collection is my favorite. The cards are see thru and die cut. The players in the set are the all time greats - Ruth, Gehrig, Williams, Clemente, Ripken, Koufax to name a few along with Pujols and Trout.

The autos - again - well done - on the card - no stickers!!!

Overall grade B++ like the inserts - just not the backs of the base cards...

Go buy several boxes and send the Rays parallels to me!!


tom szczygiel
06-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Duane ,PM sent regrading Freese 1/1 and Gold /199 Tom

06-16-2013, 01:03 PM
Duane, I sure could use that Alcides Escobar Gold Parallel for my Royals collection. :D

06-19-2013, 12:28 PM
Duane, that Kemp is from the '72 Basketball insert set.

06-19-2013, 03:47 PM
Duane - Not sure what you are keeping, but I can send you some Rays stuff for the Williams, Bundy, and Pujols TB. PM if you want.

06-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Interested in the Williams if available. Have the Gehrig or Trout to trade for it if you want. LMK.



06-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Thanks for the review Duane. Love this set every year. Thanks Topps!

PLMK if you pulled any of these. 6 17 79 57

83 All Star Stanton

Thanks, Brett

06-24-2013, 07:30 AM
Thanks for the review Duane. Love this set every year. Thanks Topps!

PLMK if you pulled any of these. 6 17 79 57

83 All Star Stanton

Thanks, Brett

All but Stanton - post as free cards.


06-24-2013, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the review.