2019 Topps Archives Baseball Cards

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Cards

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Revisit your collecting youth via 2019 Topps Archives Baseball. The retro-based set looks back more than ahead and touches on many previous Topps releases.

Similar to past years, each Hobby box has two autographs.

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Base

Collectors can count on a fresh trio of base designs from the 2019 Topps Archives Baseball checklist. In case you forgot, 2018 combined the looks from 1959, 1977 and 1981. For 2019, the lineup switches to 1958 Topps, 1975 Topps and 1993 Topps. Each design has 100 cards to create a 300-card base set.

Parallels include Purple (#/175), Silver (#/99), Blue (#/25 - Hobby only) and Gold Foilboard (1/1).

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Base Design Breakdown

1958 Topps (100 cards)

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1975 Topps (100 cards)

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1993 Topps (100 cards)

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Topps also teased "a limited number of unannounced card variations."

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Inserts

With 2019 Topps Archives Baseball, part of looking back means paying tribute to the greats. The Ichiro Retrospective insert does just that by reprinting the flagship Topps base cards from his career. These include Foil Logo parallels in Blue (#/150), Green (#/99), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10), and Black (1/1). There are also short print versions which feature the same parallels except for the Blue version.

Gone but not forgotten, a former franchise is remembered in the 50th Anniversary of the Montreal Expos set. These have the same parallels as the Ichiro insert line.

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Other inserts in 2019 Topps Archives Baseball include limited 1975 Mini Base cards, and the 1975 Topps Highlights cards for past moments. The 1993 Topps Rookies insert uses the Draft Pick design once more, while 1994 Topps Future Star identifies the future stars of today and from 25 years ago when the set released.

Using Topps Magazine as the inspiration, 1994 Topps Magazine features "new" covers done in the old style.

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Value blaster boxes each have two of the 1971 Topps Coin cards. There are also limited Sky Blue parallels for the coins.

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Autographs

Again acting as the main option for signatures, the on-card Fan Favorites Autographs line mixes past and present players and multiple designs in one group. Parallels include Purple (#/150), Silver (#/99), Blue (#/25 - Hobby only) and Gold Foilboard (1/1).

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Most of the inserts have hard-signed versions, as well. This includes Ichiro Retrospective Autograph (#/5) cards for the base and SP set.

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Collectors can also hunt for the 50th Anniversary of the Montréal Expos Autograph cards in Green (#/99), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10), and Black (1/1) Foil Logo parallels. These are joined by 1994 Future Star Autograph and 1978 Topps Record Breaker Autograph cards, which offer Blue (#/25 - Future Star only), Red (#/10) and Gold (1/1) parallels.

Working as a case hit, the Hobby-only Topps Magazine Autograph cards add an on-card signature for top names. Parallels include Blue (#/25) and Gold (1/1) editions.

Finally, the Topps Original Autograph buybacks are numbered to 10 copies and come from sets issued during the 1950s to 1990s.

Estimated Release Date: August 21, 2019
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 10 boxes per case

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 2 Autographs

2019 Topps Archives Baseball Hobby Case Hit

  • 1 Topps Magazine Autograph

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change. 

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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+.

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  1. Author

    I’m giving 4 stars based on the descriptions. I love the Archives product, but the 1993 design was boring. Actually, most of Topps designs in the 1990’s were awful with too much foil. They would’ve been better using the 1989 or skipping to 2000 (which is a nice clean design).

    I’ll still be buying a few blasters and a hobby box in August, though!

  2. Author

    I like the idea of the Archives set, especially they way Topps has handled it from 2012 (the early 2000’s Archives sets were just reprints of old cards). It’s hard to complain about anything because the card designs are what they are.

    What I do complain about however is (at times) the player selections, but what is worse is when they do a 1958 Derek Jeter design when it’s already been done in the 2007 Topps Heritage set. A better choice would have been the 1975 design (even though Jeter did appear on a ’75 mini in the 2011 Topps Lineage set). A 1993 design would have also been acceptable because his ’93 card was a Draft Pick version. I love Topps, but I really wish they would give more thought to these kind of details.

  3. Author

    50th Anniversary of the Montreal Expos

    This one is just stupid in my opinion.

    They were only around for 35 years. 1969-2004.

    Card makers should only do a anniversary set if the team or player stayed around for that long. and since the expos were not around for 50 years they should not do a set for it

  4. Author

    I’m not as big a fan of the 1975 design but with as popular as it is, I’m surprised it took this long to get to it. I also wish they’d stop with the designs that have already been covered with Heritage but oh well. The REAL bummer is this set seems pretty meh in terms of inserts. The Major League cards, the Sandlot, the Ferrell set … those were all nice hooks. The Expos? Not really feeling that one.

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