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2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide

Playing off of 80s nostalgia, 2012 Topps Archives Baseball has an autograph lineup that harkens back to the days when Michael Jackson and Madonna were the world's biggest pop stars, John Hughes struck a chord with young adults and the Yankees couldn't win a World Series. Featuring a mix of old school designs and players, the 2012 Topps Archives autographs are divided into two main groups: Fan Favorites and Framed 83 Minis, which use the classic 1983 Topps Baseball design. Collectors can also hunt for special autographs of Bryce Harper (1984 Topps Baseball design), Yu Darvish (1986 Topps Baseball ) and the late Gary Carter (1975 Topps Baseball).

Along with the expansive autographs programs, 2012 Topps Archives Baseball has several other autographs. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson signed 88 buybacks. A total of 50 80s Cut-Sig Icons offer cut signatures from the likes of Vanna White, Bob Barker and James Earl Jones.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball also has three different box topper autographs randomly inserted. Martin Kove and Billy Zabka, both best known for their villainous roles in The Karate Kid, have signed cards inspired by 1984 Topps Baseball. Finally, Touched by Greatness are over-sized cards featuring not only a Cal Ripken Jr. autograph, but a hand print as well.

Although not cards, Topps is also inserting 100 original Topps player contracts into sealed cases. Many not only come with the player's autograph but the signature from hobby legend, Sy Berger.

Here is the list of 2012 Topps Archives Baseball autographs along with the teams they're pictured with:

2012 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs Checklist

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 1Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves
Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers
Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants
Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners
Jose Oquendo, St. Louis Cardinals
Don Mattingly, New York Yankees
Jim Abbott, California Angels
Vida Blue, Oakland Athletics
Bill Buckner, Chicago Cubs
Jay Buhner, Seattle Mariners
Will Clark, San Francisco Giants
Chili Davis, California Angels
Cecil Fielder, Detroit Tigers
George Foster, Cincinnati Reds
Ron Gant, Atlanta Braves
Ken Griffey, Cincinnati Reds
Tom Herr, St. Louis Cardinals
John Kruk, Philadelphia Phillies
Ray Lankford, St. Louis Cardinals
Jack McDowell, Chicago White Sox
Roger McDowell, New York Mets
John Olerud, Toronto Blue Jays
Terry Pendleton, Atlanta Braves
Boog Powell, Baltimore Orioles
Luis Tiant, Boston Red Sox
Robin Ventura, New York Mets
Mitch Williams, Philadelphia Phillies
Buddy Bell, Texas Rangers
Bob Boone, Philadelphia Phillies
Brett Butler, Los Angeles Dodgers
Doug DeCinces, Baltimore Orioles
Doug Drabek, Pittsburgh Pirates
Oscar Gamble, New York Yankees
Bobby Grich, California Angels
Von Hayes, Philadelphia Phillies
Frank Howard, Washington Senators
Carney Lansford, Oakland Athletics
Bud Harrelson, New York Mets
Dennis Martinez, Montreal Expos
Ben Oglivie, Milwaukee Brewers
Lance Parrish, Detroit Tigers
Bobby Richardson, New York Yankees
Dave Righetti, New York Yankees
Bobby Thigpen, Chicago White Sox
Andy Van Slyke, Pittsburgh Pirates
Maury Wills, Los Angeles Dodgers
Willie Wilson, Kansas City Royals
Wally Backman, New York Mets
Steve Balboni, Kansas City Royals
George Bell, Toronto Blue Jays
Sid Bream, Atlanta Braves
Joe Charboneau, Cleveland Indians
Jack Clark, St. Louis Cardinals
Cecil Cooper, Milwaukee Brewers
Shawon Dunston, Chicago Cubs
Dick Groat, Pittsburgh Pirates
Cleon Jones, New York Mets
Wally Joyner, California Angels
Jimmy Key, New York Yankees
Dave Kingman, New York Mets
Ron Kittle, Chicago White Sox
Ed Kranepool, New York Mets
Bill Lee, Boston Red Sox
Mickey Lolich, Detroit Tigers
Greg Luzinski, Philadelphia Phillies
Bill Madlock, Pittsburgh Pirates
Bake McBride, Philadelphia Phillies
Al Oliver, Pittsburgh Pirates
Amos Otis, Kansas City Royals
Steve Rogers, Montreal Expos
Mike Scott, Houston Astros
Ken Singleton, Baltimore Orioles
Jim Wynn, Houston Astros

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Framed 83 Mini Autographs

Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
Reggie Jackson, California Angels
Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies
Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox
Dennis Eckersley, Boston Red Sox
Carlton Fisk, Chicago White Sox
Paul Molitor, Milwaukee Brewers
Fergie Jenkins, Chicago Cubs
Nolan Ryan, Houston Astros
Bert Blyleven, Cleveland Indians
Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers
Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves
Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox
Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers
Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals
Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs
Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres
Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

Additional 2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs

Gary Carter, 1975 Topps Baseball Design
Yu Darvish, 1986 Topps Baseball Design
Bryce Harper, 1984 Topps Baseball Design

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 2 2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 3

Touched by Greatness

Cal Ripken Jr.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 4

Box Loaders

Martin Kove
Billy Zabka

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 5 2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 6

Archives Book Cards

10 1/1 book cards featuring six autographs.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 7


Frank Robinson

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 8

80s Cut-Sig Icons

50 cards including Bob Barker, James Earl Jones and Vanna White.

2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 9


2012 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs Checklist and Guide 10Making purchases through affiliate links can earn the site a commission
Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

Lee Champion
Lee Champion

What Team has the Most Autos and what team has the relics??

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Lee Champion (ID 42307) The checklist on this page has the autograph teams listed. Relics are also listed, although not the teams.

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