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2016 Topps Archives Baseball Cards

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Cards

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Focusing on the storied legacy of Topps, 2016 Topps Archives Baseball is back for another run as the nostalgia-based brand highlights several previous designs. Each hobby box features two autographs while the Bull Durham inserts and autographs look to be a big addition for collectors.

Starting things off, the 300-card base set is broken into three different subsets that each showcase a different design. This includes 100 cards for 1953 Topps, another 100 cards featuring 1979 Topps and the final 100 cards with the 1991 Topps design. Each base card will also include Blue Border (#'d), Red Border (#'d), Black Border (1/1) and Printing Plate (1/1) parallels. Additionally, Base Short Prints are found in limited numbers.

A staple of Archives, Fan Favorites Autographs are hard-signed and the primary autograph option. Featuring added rarity, they are also issued as Blue Border (#'d), Red Border (#'d) and Black Border (1/1) parallels. Topps Originals Autographs offer signed and stamped buybacks with on-card signatures. These are each serial numbered.

Adding to the collecting options, plenty of inserts populate the 2016 Topps Archives Baseball checklist. Likely to see the most interest, Bull Durham Inserts feature select characters from the classic baseball film on the 1988 design which is meant to honor the movie's release year. There are also limited Bull Durham Autographs that feature on-card signatures and this includes Kevin Coster as Crash Davis. Parallels extend to both the base inserts and autographs with Red Border (#'d), Black Border (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1).

Other inserts include 1969 Topps Super Insert, 1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick Insert and 1985 Father-Son Insert. The 1985 #1 Draft Picks insert looks to the many top picks over time and the Father-Son insert highlights notable father-and-son combos to play in the MLB. Red Border (#'d), Black Border (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1) are also available for 1969 Super and 1985 #1 Draft cards and each of the three inserts feature limited signed versions.

UPDATE: Part of an unannounced parallel, Operation Desert Shield adds a foil logo stamp and averages 1:328 packs. A partial parallel to the base 1991 subset, the Desert Shield cards pay homage to the limited 1991 set.

Release Date: 6/1/2016
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 10 boxes per case

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 192 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Cards #301-310 are short prints. Design noted for each SP card below.
PARALLEL CARDS: Operation Desert Shield - 1:328 packs (believed to be only for cards #201-300), Blue Border #/199, Red Border #/50, Black Border 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
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1953 Topps
1 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
2 Carlos Carrasco - Cleveland Indians
3 Doc Gooden - New York Mets
4 Bret Boone - Seattle Mariners
5 Richie Shaffer - Tampa Bay Rays RC
6 Kendrys Morales - Kansas City Royals
7 Ketel Marte - Seattle Mariners RC
8 Justin Morneau - Colorado Rockies
9 Prince Fielder - Texas Rangers
10 Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
11 Matt Reynolds - New York Mets RC
12 Robin Yount - Milwaukee Brewers
13 Jason Heyward - Chicago Cubs
14 Monte Irvin - New York Giants
15 George Springer - Houston Astros
16 Tony Fernandez - Toronto Blue Jays
17 Elvis Andrus - Texas Rangers
18 Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
19 Don Sutton - Los Angeles Dodgers
20 Juan Marichal - San Francisco Giants
21 Travis d'Arnaud - New York Mets
22 Michael Wacha - St. Louis Cardinals
23 Bernie Williams - New York Yankees
24 Bert Blyleven - Minnesota Twins
25 Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs RC
26 Rafael Palmeiro - Baltimore Orioles
27 Jim Abbott - New York Yankees
28 Miguel Almonte - Kansas City Royals RC
29 Russell Martin - Toronto Blue Jays
30 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
31 Henry Owens - Boston Red Sox RC
32 Kevin Pillar - Toronto Blue Jays
33 Bucky Dent - New York Yankees
34 Shin-Soo Choo - Texas Rangers
35 Jim Rice - Boston Red Sox
36 Hal Newhouser - Detroit Tigers
37 Mac Williamson - San Francisco Giants RC
38 Danny Salazar - Cleveland Indians
39 David Price - Boston Red Sox
40 Jacoby Ellsbury - New York Yankees
41 Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs
42 J.D. Martinez - Detroit Tigers
43 David Wright - New York Mets
44 Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays
45 John Smoltz - Atlanta Braves
46 Gio Gonzalez - Washington Nationals
47 Jorge Lopez - Milwaukee Brewers RC
48 Brooks Robinson - Baltimore Orioles
49 Paul O'Neill - New York Yankees
50 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
51 Tony Pérez - Cincinnati Reds
52 Mark McGwire - Oakland Athletics
53 Greg Bird - New York Yankees RC
54 Phil Niekro - Atlanta Braves
55 Fergie Jenkins - Chicago Cubs
56 Brian Johnson - Boston Red Sox RC
57 Charlie Blackmon - Colorado Rockies
58 Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins
59 Robinson Cano - Seattle Mariners
60 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals
61 Kolten Wong - St. Louis Cardinals
62 George Brett - Kansas City Royals
63 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners
64 Brad Ziegler - Arizona Diamondbacks
65 Justin Upton - Detroit Tigers
66 Shelby Miller - Arizona Diamondbacks
67 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals
68 Trea Turner - Washington Nationals RC
69 Collin McHugh - Houston Astros
70 David Robertson - Chicago White Sox
71 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins
72 Dennis Eckersley - Oakland Athletics
73 Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners
74 Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
75 Jon Lester - Chicago Cubs
76 Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals RC
77 Jason Kipnis - Cleveland Indians
78 Eddie Murray - Baltimore Orioles
79 John Olerud - Seattle Mariners
80 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
81 Ralph Kiner - Pittsburgh Pirates
82 Justin Bour - Miami Marlins
83 Satchel Paige - Cleveland Indians
84 Gregory Polanco - Pittsburgh Pirates
85 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
86 Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees
87 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
88 A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
89 Hanley Ramirez - Boston Red Sox
90 Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox
91 Josh Harrison - Pittsburgh Pirates
92 Bartolo Colon - New York Mets
93 Zach Lee - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
94 Darin Ruf - Philadelphia Phillies
95 Jim Bunning - Philadelphia Phillies
96 Duke Snider - Brooklyn Dodgers
97 Randal Grichuk - St. Louis Cardinals
98 Jose Quintana - Chicago White Sox
99 Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
100 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
1979 Topps
101 Babe Ruth - Boston Red Sox
102 Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers
103 Randy Johnson - Seattle Mariners
104 Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
105 Max Kepler - Minnesota Twins RC
106 Oscar Gamble - New York Yankees
107 Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
108 Socrates Brito - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
109 Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals
110 Jose Canseco - Oakland Athletics
111 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
112 Roberto Alomar - Toronto Blue Jays
113 Frankie Montas - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
114 Jose Reyes - Colorado Rockies
115 Early Wynn - Cleveland Indians
116 Stephen Vogt - Oakland Athletics
117 Craig Biggio - Houston Astros
118 Bill Mazeroski - Pittsburgh Pirates
119 Madison Bumgarner - San Francisco Giants
120 Juan Gonzalez - Texas Rangers
121 Jay Bruce - Cincinnati Reds
122 Carlton Fisk - Chicago White Sox
123 Luis Severino - New York Yankees RC
124 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays
125 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
126 Yu Darvish - Texas Rangers
127 Paul Molitor - Minnesota Twins
128 Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
129 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
130 Tom Seaver - New York Mets
131 Jim Palmer - Baltimore Orioles
132 Carlos Santana - Cleveland Indians
133 Yordano Ventura - Kansas City Royals
134 Carlos Rodon - Chicago White Sox
135 Ryan Howard - Philadelphia Phillies
136 Troy Tulowitzki - Toronto Blue Jays
137 Zach Britton - Baltimore Orioles
138 Curtis Granderson - New York Mets
139 Carlos Beltran - New York Yankees
140 Jung Ho Kang - Pittsburgh Pirates
141 Stan Musial - St. Louis Cardinals
142 Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
143 DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
144 Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres
145 Felix Hernandez - Seattle Mariners
146 Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
147 Travis Jankowski - San Diego Padres RC
148 Zack Greinke - Arizona Diamondbacks
149 Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins
150 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
151 Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox
152 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers
153 Honus Wagner - Pittsburgh Pirates
154 Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies RC
155 Jeurys Familia - New York Mets
156 Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
157 Jose Abreu - Chicago White Sox
158 Gary Sheffield - Florida Marlins
159 Raul Mondesi - Kansas City Royals RC
160 Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers
161 Jose Fernandez - Miami Marlins
162 Gary Sanchez - New York Yankees RC
163 Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians
164 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
165 Yasmany Tomas - Arizona Diamondbacks
166 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
167 Ryan Klesko - Atlanta Braves
168 Matt Carpenter - St. Louis Cardinals
169 Jorge Soler - Chicago Cubs
170 Brandon Belt - San Francisco Giants
171 George Kell - Detroit Tigers
172 Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
173 Billy Williams - Chicago Cubs
174 Tom Murphy - Colorado Rockies RC
175 Andrelton Simmons - Los Angeles Angels
176 Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants
177 Bruce Sutter - St. Louis Cardinals
178 Richie Ashburn - Philadelphia Phillies
179 Brandon Drury - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
180 Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
181 Evan Gattis - Houston Astros
182 Joe Morgan - Houston Astros
183 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
184 Carlos Martinez - St. Louis Cardinals
185 Wade Boggs - New York Yankees
186 Peter O'Brien - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
187 Kole Calhoun - Los Angeles Angels
188 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
189 Whitey Ford - New York Yankees
190 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
191 Andres Galarraga - Montréal Expos
192 Vladimir Guerrero - Los Angeles Angels
193 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies RC
194 Garrett Richards - Los Angeles Angels
195 Mark Melancon - Pittsburgh Pirates
196 Trevor Plouffe - Minnesota Twins
197 Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees
198 Adam Wainwright - St. Louis Cardinals
199 Enos Slaughter - St. Louis Cardinals
200 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
1991 Topps
201 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
202 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
203 Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
204 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
205 Jose Peraza - Cincinnati Reds RC
206 Hoyt Wilhelm - New York Giants
207 Chris Davis - Baltimore Orioles
208 Matt Harvey - New York Mets
209 Phil Rizzuto - New York Yankees
210 Orlando Cepeda - San Francisco Giants
211 Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays
212 Gaylord Perry - Cleveland Indians
213 Aroldis Chapman - New York Yankees
214 Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles
215 Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets
216 Rougned Odor - Texas Rangers
217 Hector Olivera - Atlanta Braves RC
218 John Franco - New York Mets
219 Kelby Tomlinson - San Francisco Giants RC
220 Larry Doby - Cleveland Indians
221 Cole Hamels - Texas Rangers
222 Matt Kemp - San Diego Padres
223 Goose Gossage - New York Yankees
224 Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants
225 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
226 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
227 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
228 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
229 Billy Butler - Oakland Athletics
230 James Shields - San Diego Padres
231 Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
232 David Peralta - Arizona Diamondbacks
233 Edwin Encarnacion - Toronto Blue Jays
234 Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
235 Lou Boudreau - Cleveland Indians
236 Roger Maris - New York Yankees
237 Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins RC
238 Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins
239 Xander Bogaerts - Boston Red Sox
240 John Kruk - Philadelphia Phillies
241 Rob Refsnyder - New York Yankees RC
242 Harmon Killebrew - Minnesota Twins
243 Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
244 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals
245 Adam Eaton - Chicago White Sox
246 Gary Carter - Montréal Expos
247 Zack Godley - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
248 Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
249 Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays
250 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
251 Bobby Doerr - Boston Red Sox
252 Trayce Thompson - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
253 Robin Roberts - Philadelphia Phillies
254 Colin Rea - San Diego Padres RC
255 Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds
256 Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
257 Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
258 Odubel Herrera - Philadelphia Phillies
259 Willie Stargell - Pittsburgh Pirates
260 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
261 Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
262 Andre Dawson - Montréal Expos
263 Eddie Mathews - Milwaukee Braves
264 Luke Jackson - Texas Rangers RC
265 Warren Spahn - Milwaukee Braves
266 Hisashi Iwakuma - Seattle Mariners
267 Carlos Gonzalez - Colorado Rockies
268 Carl Edwards Jr. - Chicago Cubs RC
269 Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
270 Brian McCann - New York Yankees
271 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
272 Taijuan Walker - Seattle Mariners
273 Nolan Ryan - Texas Rangers
274 Michael Brantley - Cleveland Indians
275 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
276 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
277 Ichiro - Miami Marlins
278 Lucas Duda - New York Mets
279 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
280 Josh Reddick - Oakland Athletics
281 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
282 Lou Brock - St. Louis Cardinals
283 Michael Conforto - New York Mets RC
284 Catfish Hunter - New York Yankees
285 Maikel Franco - Philadelphia Phillies
286 Willie Mays - New York Giants
287 Adrian Beltre - Texas Rangers
288 Nomar Garciaparra - Boston Red Sox
289 Wade Davis - Kansas City Royals
290 Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals
291 Kaleb Cowart - Los Angeles Angels RC
292 Andrew Miller - New York Yankees
293 Craig Kimbrel - Boston Red Sox
294 Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
295 Todd Frazier - Chicago White Sox
296 Edgar Martinez - Seattle Mariners
297 Justin Verlander - Detroit Tigers
298 Kyle Waldrop - Cincinnati Reds RC
299 Hector Rondon - Chicago Cubs
300 Sandy Koufax - Brooklyn Dodgers
Short Prints
301 Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers RC (1991)
302 Randy Jones - San Diego Padres (1979)
303 Tom Gordon - Kansas City Royals (1991)
304 Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers (1953)
305 Steve Garvey - Los Angeles Dodgers (1979)
306 Tito Francona - Cleveland Indians (1953)
307 Phil Nevin - San Diego Padres (1991)
308 Charlie Hayes - Philadelphia Phillies (1979)
309 Kris Benson - Pittsburgh Pirates (1953)
310 Sandy Koufax - Brooklyn Dodgers (1953)


Fan Favorites Autographs Set Checklist

45 cards. Specific design year noted below.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Border #/199, Red Border #/50, Black Border 1/1.
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FFA-AB Andy Benes - San Diego Padres (1989)
FFA-AK Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers (1953)
FFA-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies (1985)
FFA-BB Bob Boone - Philadelphia Phillies (1979)
FFA-BC Bert Campaneris - Oakland Athletics (1971)
FFA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals (1989)
FFA-BS B.J. Surhoff - Baltimore Orioles (1989)
FFA-BW Billy Wagner - Houston Astros (1990)
FFA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros (1986)
FFA-CE Carl Everett - Boston Red Sox (1990)
FFA-CH Charlie Hayes - Philadelphia Phillies (1979)
FFA-DEC Dennis Eckersley - Oakland Athletics (1989)
FFA-DG Doc Gooden - New York Mets (1985)
FFA-DS Darryl Strawberry - New York Mets (1986)
FFA-EP Eduardo Perez - St. Louis Cardinals (1990)
FFA-FH Frank Howard - Washington Senators (1971)
FFA-FT Fernando Tatis - St. Louis Cardinals (1983)
FFA-I Ichiro - Miami Marlins (1983)
FFA-JB Jeff Burroughs - Texas Rangers (1971)
FFA-JK Jim Kaat - Minnesota Twins (1971)
FFA-JL Javy Lopez - Atlanta Braves (1991)
FFA-JN Jeff Nelson - New York Yankees (1985)
FFA-JR J.R. Richard - Houston Astros (1979)
FFA-JV Jose Vizcaino - Houston Astros (1989)
FFA-KBE Kris Benson - Pittsburgh Pirates (1953)
FFA-KM Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers (1991)
FFA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs (1990)
FFA-MA Moises Alou - Montréal Expos (1986)
FFA-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins (1983)
FFA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels (1991)
FFA-PH Pat Hentgen - Toronto Blue Jays (1991)
FFA-PN Phil Nevin - San Diego Padres (1991)
FFA-RB Ron Blomberg - New York Yankees (1971)
FFA-RF Rollie Fingers - Oakland Athletics (1971)
FFA-RJ Randy Jones - San Diego Padres (1979)
FFA-RM Rick Monday - Kansas City Athletics (1971)
FFA-SA Sandy Alomar Jr. - Cleveland Indians (1990)
FFA-SAJ Sandy Alomar Sr. - California Angels (1971)
FFA-SG Steve Garvey - Los Angeles Dodgers (1979)
FFA-SK Sandy Koufax - Brooklyn Dodgers (1953)
FFA-TF Terry Francona - Montreal Expos (1984)
FFA-TG Tom Gordon - Kansas City Royals (1991)
FFA-TH Teddy Higuera - Milwaukee Brewers (1986)
FFA-TIF Tito Francona - Cleveland Indians (1953)
FFA-VL Vern Law - Pittsburgh Pirates (1953)


Bull Durham Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Red Border #/50, Black Border 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
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BD-B Bobby
BD-J Jimmy
BD-LH Larry Hockett
BD-M Millie
BD-NL Nuke LaLoosh
BD-RS Ron Shelton
BD-T Tony


Bull Durham Autograph Set Checklist

9 cards. Most are serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Border #/50, Black Border 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
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BDA-AS Susan Sarandon as Annie Savoy SP
BDA-B David Neidorf as Bobby #/595
BDA-CD Kevin Costner as Crash Davis SP
BDA-J William O'Leary as Jimmy #/595
BDA-LH Robert Wuhl as Larry Hockett #/145
BDA-M Jenny Robertson as Millie #/695
BDA-NL Tim Robbins as Nuke LaLoosh #/299
BDA-RS Ron Shelton - Writer/Director #/345
BDA-T Tom Silardi as Tony #/595


1969 Topps Super Set Checklist

30 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/50, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
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69TS-AG Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
69TS-AM Andrew Miller - New York Yankees
69TS-AMU Andrew McCutchen - Pittsburgh Pirates
69TS-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
69TS-AP A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
69TS-BC Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
69TS-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
69TS-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
69TS-CH Cole Hamels - Texas Rangers
69TS-CS Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
69TS-DG Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
69TS-DO David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
69TS-EE Edwin Encarnacion - Toronto Blue Jays
69TS-FF Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
69TS-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
69TS-JA Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
69TS-JAR Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
69TS-JD Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
69TS-JP Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers
69TS-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
69TS-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
69TS-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
69TS-MH Matt Harvey - New York Mets
69TS-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
69TS-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
69TS-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
69TS-PG Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
69TS-SG Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
69TS-SP Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals
69TS-TR Tyson Ross - San Diego Padres


1969 Topps Super Autographs Set Checklist

19 cards. Serial numbered #/99 or less.
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69TSA-AG Alex Gordon - Kansas City Royals
69TSA-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
69TSA-AP A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
69TSA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
69TSA-CS Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
69TSA-DG Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
69TSA-DO David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
69TSA-EE Edwin Encarnacion - Toronto Blue Jays
69TSA-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
69TSA-JA Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
69TSA-JP Joc Pederson - Los Angeles Dodgers
69TSA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
69TSA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
69TSA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
69TSA-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
69TSA-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
69TSA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
69TSA-SG Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
69TSA-SP Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals


1985 Father-Son Recreate Set Checklist

7 cards.
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FS-AAL Sandy Alomar Sr. - California Angels
Roberto Alomar - Cleveland Indians
FS-AL Sandy Alomar Jr. - Cleveland Indians
Sandy Alomar Sr. - California Angels
FS-BB Bob Boone - Philadelphia Phillies
Bret Boone - Seattle Mariners
FS-FF Terry Francona - Montréal Expos
Tito Francona - Cleveland Indians
FS-GG Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
Ken Griffey Sr. - Cincinnati Reds
FS-GGO Tom Gordon - Kansas City Royals
Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
FS-PP Eduardo Pérez - Cincinnati Reds
Tony Pérez - Cincinnati Reds


1985 Father-Son Recreate Autographs Set Checklist

8 cards. Serial Numbered #/10.
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FS-AA Moises Alou - Houston Astros
Felipe Alou - Atlanta Braves
FS-AAL Sandy Alomar Sr. - California Angels
Roberto Alomar - Cleveland Indians
FS-AL Sandy Alomar Sr. - California Angels
Sandy Alomar Jr.  -Cleveland Indians
FS-BB Bret Boone - Seattle Mariners
Bob Boone - Philadelphia Phillies
FS-FF Tito Francona - Cleveland Indians
Terry Francona - Montreal Expos
FS-GG Ken Griffey Sr. - Cincinnati Reds
Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
FS-GGO Tom Gordon - Kansas City Royals
Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
FS-PP Eduardo Pérez - Cincinnati Reds
Tony Pérez - Cincinnati Reds


1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick Set Checklist

18 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/50, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
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85DP-AB Andy Benes - San Diego Padres
85DP-AG Adrian Gonzalez - Florida Marlins
85DP-AR Alex Rodriguez - Seattle Mariners
85DP-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
85DP-BS B.J. Surhoff - Milwaukee Brewers
85DP-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
85DP-CJ Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
85DP-DP David Price - Tampa Bay Rays
85DP-DS Darryl Strawberry - New York Mets
85DP-GC Gerrit Cole - Pittsburgh Pirates
85DP-HB Harold Baines - Chicago White Sox
85DP-JB Jeff Burroughs - Washington Senators
85DP-JH Josh Hamilton - Tampa Bay Devil Rays
85DP-JM Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins
85DP-KG Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
85DP-RB Ron Blomberg - New York Yankees
85DP-RM Rick Monday - Kansas City Athletics
85DP-SS Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals


1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick Autographs Set Checklist

11 cards. Serial numbered #/50 or less.
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85DP-AG Adrian Gonzalez - Florida Marlins
85DP-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
85DP-BS B.J. Surhoff - Milwaukee Brewers
85DP-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
85DP-CJ Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
85DP-DS Darryl Strawberry - New York Mets
85DP-HB Harold Baines - Chicago White Sox
85DP-JB Jeff Burroughs - Washington Senators
85DP-KB Kris Benson - Pittsburgh Pirates
85DP-KG Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
85DP-RM Rick Monday - Kansas City Athletics


Topps Originals Autographs Set Checklist

25 cards. Serial Numbered #/10.
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Andres Galarraga - Colorado Rockies
Barry Larkin - Cincinnati Reds
Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals
Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
Carlton Fisk - Boston Red Sox
Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
Craig Biggio - Houston Astros
Dennis Eckersley - Oakland Athletics
Edgar Martinez - Seattle Mariners
Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves
Jim Rice - Boston Red Sox
Jose Canseco - Oakland Athletics
Juan Gonzalez - Texas Rangers
Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
Lou Brock - St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Piazza - New York Mets
Nomar Garciappara - Boston Red Sox
Paul O'Neill - New York Yankees
Randy Johnson - Seattle Mariners
Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees
Robin Yount - Milwaukee Brewers
Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins
Rollie Fingers - Oakland Athletics
Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies
Wade Boggs - Boston Red Sox

Product Review

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: On-card autographs, Bull Durham inserts, Desert Shield parallels.

Bad: No real product identity, higher box price considering yield.

The Bottom Line: Archives is mostly about nostalgia with a pop culture hype element. 2016 Topps Archives Baseball continues that tradition for another year. Although Bull Durham helped interest in the set, part of the issue is that something along those lines is even necessary. Needing to throw in some largely unrelated inserts might mean the format should be revisited.

Staff Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.5/5.0

As most collectors know, 2016 Topps Archives Baseball is not the place to come looking for something new. Topps has a vast history of designs and Archives makes liberal use of this with current players on previous designs. This concept certainly has fans, but all we are left with is a surplus of these “old-school” cards that already occupy a fair amount of the Topps lineup.

A lot of this product is swayed by the individual collector’s preference on the designs featured. 2016 Topps Archives is helped in that regard as it offers three different designs (1953, 1970, 1991), each from different eras. While this keeps things from being immediately stale, it does take away from the cohesiveness of the brand. Very simple in design, I also liked the look of the 1969 Super inserts.

I get that the whole purpose of this is to celebrate the past, but when every set is just a redo of another release, it’s hard for me to get too excited. It’s more like, here’s a bunch of random old base and insert designs, plus, we’ll throw in some Bull Durham. Don’t get me wrong, the Bull Durham cards are cool, but it has nothing to do with their design and is largely used as sales hype.

I will say that the Operation Desert Shield parallels are a nice and unexpected surprise and they are kept on the rare side as a case hit. Given that the entire purpose of this set is just rehashing earlier products, it would be nice if Topps featured more of these surprises so that collectors had something new to chase.

Checklist: 3.0/5.0

Like most years, the Fan Favorites are an interesting mix of designs and players. While Fan Favorites normally applies to more obscure names, this is not necessarily a bad thing as long as it is not abused. It does seem like there are a bit more current players, which can be good or bad depending on what you are wanting from this set.

Perhaps spurred by complaints in 2015, the 300-card base set is joined by a modest ten-card SP finish. Although still falling in every other box, this number is way down from the 30 in the previous year and makes the full set much more manageable.

Virtually the only “new” thing to be found in 2016 Topps Archives Baseball is the Bull Durham inserts and autographs. The signed versions do a great job of hitting most of the key names, including Costner, Sarandon and Robbins, but it is disappointing that there is not a base version for Annie Savoy or Crash Davis.

Value: 2.0/5.0

A main problem of Archives in recent years is that collectors are met with a higher box price for a chance at celebrity autographs. While these signed Bull Durham cards provide value, they are still quite rare.

Most collectors will be left with two on-card autographs for non-star players and a bunch of plain base and inserts. That’s fine and there are many who collect for the fun of it so this is not an issue for them. The old designs and on-card signatures look very nice. However, at box prices in the $90-100 range, it can be a very expensive endeavor especially since the many individual pieces can be acquired for so much less. Unless you are chasing one of the big signers by the case or really like the retro feel, there is little in the set that requires any urgency.

The Fun Factor: 2.75/5.0

2016 Topps Archives Baseball is a perfectly fine product and it can be fun to revisit random designs. An issue that continues to plague the industry is a reliance on these older sets. For me, innovation and creativity are some of the most fun parts of the collecting experience. We know what came before, and it falls on the card markers to give us a reason to buy each year. Baseball cards are something that should draw you in with something new or compelling. Archives feels like a bunch of separate pieces that never seem to fit together. Individually, that can be fun. But, as a whole, I struggle with the purpose.

2016 Topps Archives Baseball Box Hit Gallery

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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Trey is a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options.

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I just picked up a 1-300 base set on ebay for $19.99 delivered. I love this set!!

Aaron Linder
Aaron Linder

I opened an entire case and boy was that a MISTAKE. Never again Topps. Pulled 3 #d autos and all were to 50 and we’re kris benson, Hentgen and Bones. Got a couple of the SP but only the 300-310. I got 2 total. No shield no SSP auto no nothing. I took a gamble and lost. If I was a flipper, it would be close to a 90% loss. AVOID THIS PRODUCT AT ALL COST. Crap checklist and hardly any variety. It’s like they were trying to sell a bunch of retired veterans pictures on new cards and thought the only way to sell the crap was to offer cards with Andy Bones and Jeff Nelson autos. COMPLETE CRAP and I feel duped. STAY AWAY. NOT WORTH IT


love the cards better now then the past, I heard there a lot of doubles like back in 87 88 era of cards

Having the 1953 design is great but I am only so-so on the others … I would like to see more variation in players picked for vets …. too many repeated from year to year —I like the orioles, nationals, mets and pirates —– maybe try archives with three new designs . . . and how about having a H of F manager set w-in the 300 cards – like weaver, Anderson, Piniella, Cox, Dick Williams, Stengel, Mack, Durocher, Alston, Lasorda, Houk, Torre, Larussa, wtc. with a view current greats thrown in Maddon, Showalter, Bochy, etc, — headed for the Hall.


Bought 2 blaster boxes. Box 2 exact same cards that were in box 1. Thanks Topps


Zero value and horrible auto checklist. Avoid at all cost.

Joey G.
Joey G.

After a few hobby boxes and atleast a dozen blaster boxes under my belt I think I have a grasp on what the 2016 Archives are about. And it is my personal opinion that the 2016s are about as exciting as the 2015s. Sadly, I didn’t find last year’s offering of Archives to be very appealing nor exciting. In fact, you’d have to go back to 2013 to find the last set of Topps Archives that really do anything for me. I know that the “newness” of the Archives series might be wearing thin for me but that’s not really all what’s got me feeling somewhat down on these 2016s.

All the inserts are cardboard. No? Mostly all? Where’s the fun in that? I’ve gotten a fair amount of blue #’d parallels to date. And the Fan Favorite Autos are something that I still really look forward to unwrapping. Card $$$ value and what I might be able to sell a card for isn’t anything that concerns me – I’m a hoarder through & through and love my cards too much to part with. But still, I like to pull something different than the average card or #’d parallel that stands out from the crowd. Stuff like the Gallery of Heroes and limited runs of shiny foils/chromes make me atleast feel like I’ve gotten a bit more for my $20 or $90 box than what I’ve gotten the last few years out of the Archives. I’ve purchased and added to my collection a ton of Archives “fluff”. Too much.

Even though it seems they’re a dime a dozen, the plethora of relics and various kinds of shiny cards found in other releases have a noticeably stronger pull on my wallet than these Archives. I wish it weren’t this way but I’m having a hard time coming up with a reason why I should buy any more of this incarnation of Archives when the same amount of money can snag me the same, if not more, boxes and packs to open that are sure to yield some of the glitz and sparkle Topps seems to have left out… again. Perhaps I’ve become spoiled? Expect too much? Or has the Archives offerings gone bland? Topps seems perfectly happy to lean on a few baseball related celebrity signatures to be exciting and enticing enough to sell this series. I find going online asking prices for 2014 & 2015 Archives to be obscene at times. And it’s a scant few autos that have set those prices. $40-$50 for an 8 pack blaster of 2014s??? Yeah. Charlie Sheen.

There are other sets out there full of what I’m looking for and not finding in the last few years of Archives. But the bar was set pretty high by earlier Archives releases. The kid collector in me that started with Topps in the 80’s just wants to have that bit of nostalgia along with the modern day flair that brought him back into the hobby in the first place. I found it once in some Archives. I hope to find it again some day soon before Topps shuts them down again.


Archives is always a favorite, I love the old school look. Short prints aren’t my thing and you wont pull anything that will wow you but still a good nostalgic product.


Has anyone seen a ’89 Dennis Eckersley auto card with a white border? All I have seen so far are blue border version’s…

Mike Elliott
Mike Elliott

Can’t understand why Topps recycles photos of players. Yu Darvish Archives this year is the exact photo as 2015 Gypsy Queen SP. At least Topps can do is get different photos if they are going to have 38 different sets.


Wow, finally some Oakland A’s autograph cards with players that actually played the years they are depicted, ’71 Fingers (of course), Campy, and Rick Monday (in a Kansas City cap no less). And a ’89 (World Series win) Eckersley.

Phart Box
Phart Box

I enjoy this product for a variety of reasons every year, but most of all because they smell like phart boxes. Yum.


Hey Topps there are other teams then the Red Sox, Yankees, and Cubs. They all get a card for there whole entire team in every set. Being an Orioles fan all we get is Davis, Machado, Jones, and Britton in every set. The Orioles have more then 4 players, apparently Topps doesn’t realize that. It was all the same in Gypsy Queen as well, Topps just plays to all the popular teams at the time and gives the other teams squat. MAKE YOUR SETS MORE EVEN TOPPS !!!!!!!!!


This has always been my favorite product (I still hunt boxes of it’s predecessor, All-Time Fan Favorites). The reign as “favorite” is officially over; as with most products Topps currently offers, this just plain s*cks. Opened 2 hobbies and 2 blasters so far; 5 autos (got “lucky” with a blaster and pulled an auto)–3 of the autos are Aaron Nola. The same auto–two from the same case of hobbies. And he’s a rookie; evidently rookie autos have been added to water down the already wet auto pool of the past couple of years. The paper/print quality reminds me of something from the early 90s (the paper quality of the “super” cards is a joke). Yes, my disappointment is complete. This is, simply put, a bad (dare I say, lazy) product. Once again, Topps’ arrogance becomes obvious, as does my own stupidity: they put out an grossly inferior product and I buy it. Shame on both of us.


More of same. Gar-bajjjj Pass.


My favorite box to open year in and year out. Can’t say that I’m excited about the use of the ’91 design, and every year I’m frustrated by Topps putting players on cards designs where that player already has a card. I already own a 1979 Willie McCovey that I pulled from a pack in 1979 – I’m not that excited to pull another 1979 design McCovey in 2016. I wish the movie inserts would go away. Love the thought of the #1 Draft Pick set. Overall, anxious to tear into these packs!


Heck…..I bought three boxes and did not pull the first SP…..

Only 10 this year…..wonder what the odds are?

I still love the product though….I am a sucker for nostalgia. Archives and Heritage….get me every year.



why do I love this product? No chicken scratch autographs! The way it should be! The players come from a time where they cared about how their signature looked!

Bunny McNifkit
Bunny McNifkit

Obviously its too early for me (or anyone really) to give an actual grade and review at this point. But as far as new releases are concerned, waiting for the newest Topps Archives to drop excites me the most. Hitting the nostalgia bulls eye is only half the draw. I love all discovering all the new & different inserts the series often provides. Last year aside, I personally feel that the Archives’ inserts and subsets are stronger and over all more fun to collect than what can be found in other Topps sets. Can you say Gallery of Heroes and Fan Favorites?

Sure, collecting A&G can be really fun at times. Opening up mass quantities of GQ has proven to be a good time as well. But unless the store shelves are bare I try to avoid the snorefests that break out whenever I mess with anything labeled “Topps Series 1, 2, or Update”.

I really can’t wait to get my hands on a few 2016 Archives blasters and hobby boxes! I’ll always have a man crush on all things Chrome. But I think I’m in love with my Archives ;)

I am beginning my 61st year of baseball card collecting. I do it the old fashion way. I buy 4 packs on Tuesday,4 more on Saturday. The first two years of Archives I collected, then they became harder to find in single packs. I stopped. Too many cards, prices too high. But thanks for the update.


Ugh…whose idea was it to choose the 1979 & 1991 designs….two of the ugliest Topps designs ever!

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