2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist

2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist

For those collecting the nostalgic MLB card brand, the 2021 Topps Archives Baseball variations guide helps clear up any confusion surrounding the limited-edition cards from the base set.

2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Set Details / Odds

As is typically the case, the 2021 Topps Archives Baseball checklist provides the list of variations. However, that info alone does not explain what exactly makes the SSP cards variations. That's where this guide can help.

There are three main choices this year: base short prints, variations and emblem variations.

For Hobby, these are listed on the packs as Base Card Variation (1:305 packs) and Base Card Image/Emblem Variation (1:115 packs).

There are also base short prints that replace the common player entirely. Mickey Mantle has three different SP cards like this. Bill Greason is another player to appear but he was not on the base checklist from Topps. It is not clear if these are counted among either of the groups noted above in terms of the pack odds.

2021 Topps Archives Emblem Variations

Featuring 100 players from the base set, the bulk of the 2021 Topps Archives Emblem Variations swap out the common Topps logo for a Topps 70 Years of Baseball logo. In some cases, other anniversaries are noted on the base cards, such as 1991, which shows the 40 Years of Baseball logo. Nevertheless, these still switch to the 70 logo for the variation.

2021 Topps Archives Emblem Variations Gallery

Base

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Emblem Variation

2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist 2

As a shoutout to the Toronto Blue Jays players, 10 cards from the 100 are a little different. Done on the 1974 design, the variation cards note Buffalo as the city.

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These cards also offer limited parallels, including Red Hot Foil (#/50).

2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variation Codes

While the cards with different set designs are quite obvious, the Emblem editions can be easier to miss. Be sure to check the CMP code on the back to confirm the base card type you have in hand.

2021 Topps Archives Variation CMP Codes Breakdown

  • Base ends in #267/287
  • Base SP ends in #040/041/042/043
  • Variation ends in #297
  • Emblem Variation ends in #298

It is worth noting that the base SP cards for Mantle and Greason display codes from #040 to #043.

 

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2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Checklist

 

Base Legends Short Prints Set Checklist

7 Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees
96 Bill Greason - St. Louis Cardinals
107 Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees
207 Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees

 

Base Variations Set Checklist

10 cards.

1962 
62 Francisco Lindor - New York Mets
94 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies
130 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
1973 
130 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
1983 
79 Cavan Biggio - Toronto Blue Jays
79 Craig Biggio - Houston Astros
164 Vladimir Guerrero - Montréal Expos
164 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
169 Dante Bichette - Colorado Rockies
169 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
221 Gary Varsho - Philadelphia Phillies
221 Daulton Varsho - Arizona Diamondbacks
1991 
190 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
200 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

 

Base Emblem Variations Set Checklist

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PARALLEL CARDS: Red Hot Foil #/50, FoilFractor 1/1.

1991 - 70 Years
181 Bob Gibson - St. Louis Cardinals
182 Starling Marte - Oakland Athletics
184 Keston Hiura - Milwaukee Brewers
185 Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
186 Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
187 Ichiro - Seattle Mariners
188 Sixto Sanchez - Miami Marlins RC
190 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers
191 Jarred Kelenic - Seattle Mariners RC
192 Alex Kirilloff - Minnesota Twins RC
193 Rogers Hornsby - St. Louis Cardinals
194 Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
195 Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
196 Javier Baez - New York Mets
198 Willie Mays - New York Giants
199 Ernie Banks - Chicago Cubs
200 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
2001 - 70 Years
203 Trevor Rogers - Miami Marlins
204 Carlos Delgado - New York Mets
205 Roy Campanella - Brooklyn Dodgers
206 Dave Winfield - San Diego Padres
207 Dale Murphy - Atlanta Braves
209 Luis Garcia - Washington Nationals RC
212 Eddie Murray - Baltimore Orioles
214 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
215 Adolis Garcia - Texas Rangers
216 Frank Robinson - Cincinnati Reds
218 Thurman Munson - New York Yankees
219 Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins
220 David Peterson - New York Mets RC
221 Daulton Varsho - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
222 Dick Allen - Chicago White Sox
223 J.T. Realmuto - Philadelphia Phillies
225 Will Clark - San Francisco Giants
227 Paul Goldschmidt - St. Louis Cardinals
228 Deion Sanders - Cincinnati Reds
229 Shane McClanahan - Tampa Bay Rays RC
230 Gio Urshela - New York Yankees
231 William Contreras - Atlanta Braves RC
232 Jim Palmer - Baltimore Orioles
234 Kyle Hendricks - Chicago Cubs
235 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
236 Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
237 Ryan Weathers - San Diego Padres RC
238 Jose Barrero - Cincinnati Reds RC
239 Vida Blue - Oakland Athletics
240 Alec Bohm - Philadelphia Phillies RC
2011 - 70 Years
242 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
243 Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox
244 Rhys Hoskins - Philadelphia Phillies
245 Cristian Javier - Houston Astros RC
246 Bobby Dalbec - Boston Red Sox RC
247 Pavin Smith - Arizona Diamondbacks RC
248 Dylan Carlson - St. Louis Cardinals RC
249 Larry Walker - Colorado Rockies
250 Barry Larkin - Cincinnati Reds
251 Edward Olivares - Kansas City Royals RC
252 Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves
253 Willie McCovey - San Francisco Giants
255 Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees
257 Josh Donaldson - Minnesota Twins
258 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers
259 Babe Ruth - New York Yankees
261 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
262 Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies RC
263 George Springer - Toronto Blue Jays
264 Tris Speaker - Cleveland Indians
265 Pee Wee Reese - Brooklyn Dodgers
266 Ryan Jeffers - Minnesota Twins RC
268 Brailyn Marquez - Chicago Cubs RC
269 Rafael Devers - Boston Red Sox
271 Kirby Puckett - Minnesota Twins
272 Evan White - Seattle Mariners RC
274 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals
275 Roger Clemens - Boston Red Sox
277 Don Mattingly - New York Yankees
279 Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics
2091 - 70 Years
281 Bob Feller - Cleveland Indians
282 Anthony Rendon - Los Angeles Angels
283 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
284 Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers
286 Nolan Arenado - St. Louis Cardinals
287 Cristian Pache - Atlanta Braves RC
290 Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
291 Trea Turner - Los Angeles Dodgers
292 Harmon Killebrew - Minnesota Twins
293 Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
295 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
296 Eddie Mathews - Milwaukee Braves
298 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox
299 Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
300 Fernando Tatis Jr. - San Diego Padres
1974 - Buffalo
18 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
79 Cavan Biggio - Toronto Blue Jays
134 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
146 Nate Pearson - Toronto Blue Jays RC
169 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
263 George Springer - Toronto Blue Jays
273 Teoscar Hernandez - Toronto Blue Jays
294 Hyun-Jin Ryu - Toronto Blue Jays

 

2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations SSP Gallery

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7 Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees

Base 1957 - George Brett

 

Legend Variation 1983 

2021 Topps Archives Baseball Variations Gallery and Checklist 4

62 Francisco Lindor - New York Mets

Base 1962

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Variation 1962 Green Tint

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79 Cavan Biggio - Toronto Blue Jays
79 Craig Biggio - Houston Astros

Base 1962

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Variation 1983 w/ Father

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94 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies

Base 1962

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Variation 1962

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96 Bill Greason - St. Louis Cardinals

Base 1962 -  Tim Salmon

 

Legend Variation 1957

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107 Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees

Base 1973 - Nelson Cruz 

 

Legend Variation 1991

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130 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels

Base 1973

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Variation 1973 Logo

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Variation 1962 Green Tint

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164 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
164 Vladimir Guerrero - Montreal Expos

Base 1983

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Variation 1983 w/ Father

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169 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
169 Dante Bichette - Colorado Rockies

Base

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Variation 1983 w/ Father

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190 Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

Base 1991

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Variation 1991

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200 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

Base 1991

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Variation 1991

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207 Mickey Mantle - New York Yankees

Base 2001 - Dale Murphy

 

Legend Variation 2011

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221 Daulton Varsho - Arizona Diamondbacks
221 Gary Varsho - Philadelphia Phillies

Base 2001

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Variation 1983

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  1. It looks like Topps cut these cards with a butter knife as they are really ragged. I’m sending back (21) cards from just 10 boxes of retail???

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