2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Baseball CardsBrand: Archives
The 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Baseball checklist visits the point in the year when legacies are cemented and MLB stars are born. Each box contains one signed buyback with 20 boxes per case.
Most collectors know the drill at this point, but Topps acquires past card releases which are then signed and reissued under the 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series banner.
Although an earlier Signature Series release for 2017 deals with active players, 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason naturally covers prior October glory in signed form. It is also specific to retired players. Every on-card autograph is serial numbered, foil stamped with the brand logo, and encased.
In addition to the standard signed buybacks, 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition includes Legend Autographs, Dual Autographs and Autographed Relics.
While no specific cardboard timeframe was provided, the sell sheet features cards from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
Release Date: 11/08/2017
Product Configuration: 1 card per pack, 1 pack per box, 20 boxes per case
2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 1 Buyback Autograph Card
2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Checklist
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Sandy Alomar Jr.
Tony La Russa
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Each hobby box is slated to have:
- 1 Buyback Autograph
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2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Baseball Product Review
Reviewed by Trey Treutel
Good: Only on-card autographs; some big names included; box price is moderate.
Bad: Top-heavy checklist with many low-value names to fill it out; biggest chases have lowest print runs; needs more HOF players.
The Bottom Line: Although quite comparable to Archives Signature Series Active, the Postseason Edition comes in at a lower level. The overall checklist is weaker, resulting in lower box prices, but this makes an already risky product even more of a gamble. By no means is it to be avoided, but unless you are chasing a one-of-one, buying singles is probably the better move.
Card Design: 3.0/5.0
With a buyback autograph set, there is not much to discuss with regards to design. The delivery is at least clean, as the hard-signed card is serial numbered, stamped with the brand logo, and sealed inside a magnetic case.
The real question is what period the card comes from, and the condition of the card. Although the 2004 card from our box was in okay shape, we heard complaints about rough cards. Just from the sense of being so recent, I'd prefer it if no buybacks came on cards from the last five years or so.
Whereas the Active Edition product could entice you with current superstars, and the potential of rising stars, the 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition checklist is a known entity as all are retired. The players either are popular and have value, or not. Obviously Jeter is a huge chase factor, but all his cards are one-of-ones. Plus, you have Ripken, Hank Aaron, Rickey Henderson, and Sandy Koufax. Again, most of these are very limited, with print runs largely under 10, and many being one-of-one versions.
On the other hand, there are multiple names within the group of 67 that don't come close to the box cost. This is where a clear breakdown of the cards would help since there is no way of knowing just how many versions a player has until weeks (or months) after release.
For $35-40 (at the time of this review), you can purchase one of these boxes knowing a signed card is inside. Even with the very basic subject list, you can also see how risky it is. Make no mistake, there are some huge hits, with many cards (such as the players mentioned above) selling into the hundreds. At this low box price, that is not all that common, and a win can feel extra sweet. But, more likely, you will end up with a $5-10 autograph. Even at around $35 per box, value is moderate, at best, and if you pull some duds, it will feel like chasing value in this set is almost impossible unless you get very lucky or have cases to open.
The Fun Factor: 3.5/5.0
I guess it boils down to your own approach, but I feel that this is a great comparison to buying a lottery ticket. You make your purchase knowing you won't win, but still there is a small bit of hope. The difference is that you walk out of it with something, and even if the monetary value is weak, it could still have collecting value for you personally. The card from our review box (Tony Womack) was a dud on both counts. That is also an advisable way to go about deciding if you should open a box or two. Would you be okay pulling an autograph for Womack, Charlie Hayes, or Keith Foulke for the chance at something great? That is the tradeoff here, and the fun coincides largely with the result. Naturally, the name in the box could have been much better, but the experience was still somewhat enjoyable.
2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Baseball Hit Gallery
The box used for this review was provided by Topps.
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