2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

Checklist

A long holdout from the modern fad in the hobby, the 2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations bring the short-print image swaps to yet another major set. We delve deep into the retro-inspired release with a full breakdown of the variation information.

Keeping to the Topps norm, while it was revealed that the variations would be in play this year, the final 2017 Topps Archives Baseball checklist did not include them. But, have no fear! This guide will make it easy to know exactly what you are looking for in your search.

Shop for 2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations on eBay.

With 20 cards in the lineup, most are of the standard variety of image changes, with several opting for action shots. Hall of Fame collectors are in luck as the variation list even extends to names like Sandy Koufax and Babe Ruth. While they don't drop in each box, the SP cards are also not overly rare with listed hobby odds of 1:55 packs or roughly four per case.

A full checklist is provided below and the image gallery is accessed using the tab above.

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variation Codes

While noting the images might be the preference for some, another choice collectors have is found on the back. The CMP code is a secondary option and a great way to quickly double-check if you missed something.

  • Base Code - ends in #2782
  • Variation Code - ends in #2799

1960 Grey Back / 1982 Blackless / 1992 Gold "Winner" Parallels

In addition, although they are parallels and not technically variations, other base enhancement this year include Grey Back parallels for the 1960 cards and gold "Winner" foil parallels for the 1992 subset.

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There are also Blackless 1982 editions that noticeably remove the signature as well as any other black text from the front of the card. These have a faded look to them and can differ slightly since some cards use black for the text potions on the front.

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Blackless

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Featuring overall hobby odds of 1:110 packs, these Grey Back / Blackless / Winner versions are listed with the parallels on the main checklist.

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations SP Checklist

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
2 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
25 David Dahl - Colorado Rockies
50 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
75 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers
82 Mike Piazza - Los Angeles Dodgers
100 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
101 Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves
102 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
125 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
134 Whitey Ford - New York Yankees
138 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
175 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers
200 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
201 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
225 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
227 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
250 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
275 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros
300 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

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Gallery

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery

Click on the listings to shop specific cards on eBay. 

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base (main image): Bat behind head
Variation (main image): Smiling, bat upright

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2 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

Base (main image): Black jersey
Variation (main image): White jersey

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25 David Dahl - Colorado Rockies

Base (main image): Close-up portrait with bat on shoulder
Variation (main image): Running, wearing batting helmet

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50 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves

Base (main image): Close-up portrait, bat on shoulder
Variation (main image): Batting pose, looking away from camera

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75 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers

Base (main image): Close-up portrait
Variation (main image): Batting

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Variation

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82 Mike Piazza - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base (main image): Close-up portrait
Variation (main image): Swinging

Base

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Variation

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100 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base (main image): Smiling with bat near head
Variation (main image): Swinging motion

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Variation

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101 Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves

Base: White jersey, glove out (signature)
Variation: Blue jersey, glove low

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102 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

Base: Hands together (signature)
Variation: Hands low with glove

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Variation

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125 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base: Batting pose (signature)
Variation: Portrait shot, kneeling

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Variation

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134 Whitey Ford - New York Yankees

Base: Leaning in dugout, pinstripes
Variation: Pitching, gray uniform

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138 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Wide stance, facing ahead
Variation: High knee, back to camera

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175 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers

Base: Close-up portrait (signature)
Variation: Pitching

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Variation

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200 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base: Blue jersey (signature)
Variation: Gray jersey

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201 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

Base: Gray jersey, looking back
Variation: White jersey, holding bat with knee up

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225 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Base: Light jersey
Variation: Dark jacket and hat

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227 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base: White jersey
Variation: Orange jersey

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Variation

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250 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base: Hands low
Variation: Bat hanging behind shoulder

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275 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros

Base: Sliding (horizontal)
Variation: Running (vertical)

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300 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

Base: Sliding (horizontal)
Variation: Throwing (vertical)

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Trey Treutel

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and 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. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Comments

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    I found a variation for #158 Hunter Renfroe RC from San Diego. No Autograph on front (Blackless)

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