Making it’s return for 2018 is Topps autograph laden product, Topps Archives Signature Series. This is the Active Player edition. I expect the Postseason players edition to release this fall as well.

The checklist for the product is 67 players and most will have various Topps and Bowman cards. Some are big time throwbacks like the one I pulled which took me back to 2013 and some may be even as new as last year.

Each box of 2018 Topps Archives Signature Series comes with one buyback card in case that is signed per box. Boxes run $50. So it’s definitely a risky product that you hope to score high with only one card.
Well, my box wasn’t the best score in the world despite it being numbered 14/21. Alex Wood autograph back to 2013.


Other players you can find that I didn’t include,
  • Aaron Judge
  • Aaron Nola
  • Adam Duvall
  • Adrian Beltre
  • Alex Bregman
  • Amed Rosario
  • Andrew McCutchen
  • Blake Snell
  • Bradley Zimmer
  • Brian Dozier
  • Bryce Harper
  • Byron Buxton
  • Carlos Carrasco
  • Carlos Santana
  • Charlie Blackmon
  • Chris Sale
  • Christian Arroyo
  • Clint Frazier
  • Craig Kimbrel
  • Dansby Swanson
  • David Price
  • Didi Gregorius
  • Dustin Pedroia
  • Edwin Encarnacion
  • Eric Thames
  • Francisco Lindor
  • Francisco Mejia
  • George Springer
  • Harrison Bader
  • Ian Happ
  • Jake Lamb
  • Javier Baez
  • Joc Pederson
  • Jon Gray
  • Jordan Montgomery
  • Jose Altuve
  • Jose Berrios
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Josh Donaldson
  • Josh Harrison
  • Justin Bour
  • Khris Davis
  • Kris Bryant
  • Kyle Seager
  • Luis Severino
  • Manny Machado
  • Marwin Gonzalez
  • Matt Olson
  • Max Kepler
  • Mike Trout
  • Mitch Haniger
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Rafael Devers
  • Raimel Tapia
  • Raisel Iglesias
  • Ronald Torreyes
  • Sean Doolittle
  • Starling Marte
  • Stephen Piscotty
  • Steven Matz
  • Tim Beckham
  • Trevor Story
  • Trey Mancini
  • Tyler Glasnow
  • Yonder Alonso
  • Yuli Gurriel 

OVERALL: Tough to swallow roughly a $20 card for a $50 box price. But like I said above, it’s all apart of the gamble. There are some big names on the checklist like Trout, Judge and Bryant but there are also some lesser names like Wood, Alonso and Tapia. Combine that with 67 card depth, it becomes a challenge and the word gamble again. But, remember sometimes a gamble can pay off and pay off big time.

I always think that more cards are better than less. I think maybe an autograph, low numbered parallel and a base card of some-sort would help the value here. 

I have seen other breaks across Twitter and Facebook. A lot of collectors have mixed feelings on the product. Some had success and others had a box like mine.

So I am curious, how do you guys feel about a product like this? Good idea? Bad idea? How would you improve it? Let me know in comments!

Please take a minute out to thank Topps for providing the box to review. Some of the cards you see above will be included in the Fantasy Baseball contest! Follow Topps on all social media sites and check out their website HERE for cards and more! 

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