First Buzz: 2017 Topps Archives baseball cards


What: 2017 Topps Archives baseball cards
Arrives: May 31
Box basics: Two autograph cards per 24-pack box (10 boxes per case)
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What’s buzz-worthy: Topps Archives returns with “a more comprehensive and diverse autograph checklist” but (at least based on what’s been revealed so far) without a pop culture-based autograph insert set that has been the hallmark of this brand in recent years.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.


The Basics: The 300-card base set will showcase the 1960, 1982 and 1992 Topps designs and there will be new unannounced variations for 20 cards, new throwback on-card autographs and a Bazooka autograph card in every case. … The ink will include Fan Favorites — which are to include “baseball personalities” as well as players — with Peach (/TBD), Blue (/TBD), Red (/25) and 1/1 Gold parallels, while the Bazooka cards (/TBD) will carry the 1959 design. Also in the fold will be 1960 Rookie Star autos (/TBD) and Topps Originals buybacks, which also will be numbered. … The base set will have Peach, Blue, Red (/25) and 1/1 Black parallels. … The insert lineup will include 1959 Bazooka, Retro Original (a new design that looks old) and parallels of both sets.

Update: Blaster boxes will include a bonus pack including two metallic Topps Coins using the style from 1987. There also will be an extensive Derek Jeter Retrospective set complete with autographs. 

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