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.

Shop for 2017 Topps Archives Baseball Variations on eBay.

Withs 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.

2017 Topps Archives Baseball

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.

Base

Blackless

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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Ozzie Smith Padres 2017 Topps Archives Blackless Parallel #188
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2017 Archives Luis Aparicio Grey Back Chicago White Sox PWE
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Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox 2017 Topps Archives Blackless Parallel #177
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2017 TOPPS ARCHIVES Addison Russell WINNER SSP Variation Chicago Cubs
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Chris Davis 2017 Topps Archives SP Blackless Base Variation SP
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Corey Kluber 2017 Topps Archives Grey Back Base Variation SP
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Evan Longoria 2017 Topps Archives Grey Back Variation SP
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Ryon Healy 2017 Topps Archives Grey Back Variation RC SP
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2017 Topps Archives Trevor Story #244 Gold Winner SP Rockies
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2017 topps archives basebal david ortiz gold foil winner
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JOSE ALTUVE 2017 Topps Archives Gold Foil Winner SP Astros A10
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2017 Topps Archives Subset Parallels #100 1960 Grey Back Corey Seager Card
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2017 Topps Archives Subset Parallels #100 1960 Grey Back Corey Seager Card
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Paul Goldschmidt 8 Card Lot! 2017 Topps Bat Relic, Archives *WINNER* Gold Foil!
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KENTA MAEDA - 2017 Topps Archives 1992 Gold Winner #220 Dodgers SP
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2017 Topps Archives David Ortiz Gold Winner SP #243 - Boston Red Sox
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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

Base

Variation

2 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants

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

Base

Variation

25 David Dahl - Colorado Rockies

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

Base

Variation

50 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves

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

Base

Variation

75 Ty Cobb - Detroit Tigers

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

Base

Variation

82 Mike Piazza - Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Base

Variation

100 Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Base

Variation

101 Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves

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

Base

Variation

102 Carlos Correa - Houston Astros

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

Base

Variation

125 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

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

Base

Variation

134 Whitey Ford - New York Yankees

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

Base

Variation

138 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Base

Variation


175 Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers

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

Base

Variation

200 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs

Base: Blue jersey (signature)
Variation: Gray jersey

Base

Variation

201 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Base

Variation

225 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees

Base: Light jersey
Variation: Dark jacket and hat

Base

Variation

227 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles

Base: White jersey
Variation: Orange jersey

Base

Variation

250 Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals

Base: Hands low
Variation: Bat hanging behind shoulder

Base

Variation

275 Alex Bregman - Houston Astros

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

Base

Variation

300 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

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

Base

Variation

Top eBay Listings

2017 TOPPS ARCHIVES Dallas Keuchel SSP No Auto Variation Houston Astros
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Chris Davis 2017 Topps Archives SP Blackless Base Variation SP
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Babe Ruth 2017 Topps Archives Photo Variation SP
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Corey Seager 2017 Topps Archives Photo Variation SP
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Hank Aaron 2017 Topps Archives Photo Variation SP
$2.24

2017 TOPPS ARCHIVES DEREK JETER PHOTO VARIATION SP#300 LOT New York YANKEES
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2017 Topps Archives Clayton Kershaw SP Photo ***VARIATION*** nnof back of jersey
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(2)2017 Topps Archives Ty Cobb Base+Photo VARIATION Sp #75
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2017 Topps Archives Ben Zobrist SP Photo Variation #198 - Chicago Cubs
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2017 Topps Archives Carlos Correa Variation Houston Astros
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2017 TOPPS ARCHIVES DANSBY SWANSON #101 BASE AND PHOTO VARIATION BRAVES RC SP
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2017 Topps Archives DANSBY SWANSON Photo Variation RC SP! B4
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2017 Topps Archives Photo Variation Anthony Rizzo Sp!
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2017 Topps Archives Photo Variation + Base Carlos Correa
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2017 Topps Archives Photo Variation + Base Manny Machado
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2017 Topps Archives 1960 Photo Variation Buster Posey + Base
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User Comments

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

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

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