2014 Topps Archives Baseball isn't loaded with superstar autographs. It's not meant to be. Since the brand debuted, Fan Favorite Autographs have focused on popular players from the past, but more on a regional level. That's why the David Ecksteins and John Oleruds outnumber the likes of Mark McGwire and his fellow Bash Brother, Jose Canseco.
For nostalgic collectors, particularly from the 1980s and 1990s, the 2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs checklist has lots of recognizable and respected standouts. The set has a total of 38 cards, all signed on-card.
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Besides McGwire and Canseco, big names from the past include Rickey Henderson and Ivan Rodriguez. The set also has a few current players too, such as Jose Abreu.
The most common autographs in the product, most hobby boxes have two Fan Favorites Autographs.
This marks the first time Topps has produced numbered Fan Favorites parallels: Gold (#/50), Silver (#/25), Purple (#/10), Sapphire (#/5), Printing Plates and Red (1/1).
Part of the charm of Fan Favorites Autographs is that they often feature players who don't sign very often. For example, 2014 Topps Archives has the first certified autograph cards of Bip Roberts. It's just the second time Carlos Baerga has signed. The former All-Star's only other autograph cards were released almost two decades ago in 1996 Leaf Signature Series.
For the most part, don't expect the 2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs to fetch big amounts. There are a couple of exceptions, but once the product settles, you should be able to find most of them for under $10.
Of the 38 cards in the set, two are redemptions: Troy Tulowitzki and Henderson.
You can check out the entire set of 2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs with the gallery below.
2014 Topps Archives Fan Favorites Autographs Visual Checklist
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FFA-AVS Andy Van Slyke, Pittsburgh Pirates
FFA-BR Bill Russell, Los Angeles Dodgers
FFA-CB Carlos Baerga, Cleveland Indians
FFA-DBA Dusty Baker, Los Angeles Dodgers
FFA-DEC David Eckstein, Angels
FFA-DZ Don Zimmer, Washington Senators
FFA-GN Graig Nettles, New York Yankees
FFA-HJ Howard Johnson, New York Mets
FFA-JA Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox
FFA-JC Jose Canseco, Oakland Athletics
FFA-LD Lenny Dykstra, New York Mets
FFA-MG Mike Greenwell, Boston Red Sox
FFA-MMC Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics
FFA-MT Mickey Tettleton, Baltimore Orioles
FFA-OH Orlando Hernandez, New York Yankees
FFA-PN Phil Niekro, Atlanta Braves
FFA-RG Ron Gant, Atlanta Braves
FFA-RW Rondell White, Montreal Expos
FFA-TP Terry Pendleton, St. Louis Cardinals
FFA-BH Bob Horner, Atlanta Braves
FFA-BRO Bip Roberts, San Diego Padres
FFA-CS Chris Sabo, Cincinnati Reds
FFA-DD Darren Daulton, Philadelphia Phillies
FFA-DPA Dave Parker, Pittsburgh Pirates
FFA-ED Eric Davis, Cincinnati Reds
FFA-GV Greg Vaughn, Milwaukee Brewers
FFA-IR Ivan Rodriguez, Texas Rangers
FFA-JB Jeromy Burnitz, Milwaukee Brewers
FFA-JO John Olerud, New York Mets
FFA-LH Lenny Harris, New York Mets
FFA-ML Mark Lemke, Atlanta Braves
FFA-MS Mel Stottlemyre, New York Yankees
FFA-MW Mookie Wilson, New York Mets
FFA-PGO Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
FFA-RD Rob Dibble, Cincinnati Reds
FFA-RH Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics
FFA-SC Sean Casey, Cincinnati Reds
FFA-TT Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies