2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Checklist and Gallery

ChecklistA 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.

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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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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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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

  1. Author

    David Dahl has a photo Variation as well. Much like the Piazza

  2. Author

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

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