Tuesday, November 6, 2018

REVIEW:2018 Topps Archives Baseball

The fun, the memories and the nostalgia all sums up the Topps Archives brand. Well and The Sandlot.

If that doesn't sound interesting to you, check it out by reading on!
In every box of 2018 Topps Archives baseball, there are 24 packs per box with 8 cards per pack. You will also find 2 autographs per box as well and boxes currently run $80.

The base set captures the designs from 1959, 1977 and 1981 Topps. The base set has rookies, veterans and legends involved as well.

There are also throwback subsets in the base set as well.

Overall there are 300 cards to collect in the base set. With the subsets adding on as cards 301-320.

There are also base card short prints. None that I pulled or found in my break. Here are the CMP code breakdowns.

Base Cards:
  • 1959  ends in #307
  • 1977 ends in #314
  • 1981 ends in #320
  • 1959 ends in #326
  • 1977 ends in #326
  • 1981 ends in #326
Parallels are found in every product and not different here.  Parallels include, Purple /175, Silver /99, Blue /25, and Gold Foil 1/1.

Silver Cano:

Purple Hicks:

 Inserts that can be found in Topps Archives include,

Topps Rookie History. There are 25 cards to collect with 5 short prints. There are also foil parallels and those include, Purple /150, Green /99, Blue /50, Red /10, and Gold 1/1.

1993 Coming Attractions showcasing all of those rookies in 1993 classic design. There are 20 cards to collect.

1981 Future Stars throwback insert. 10 cards to collect.

The Sandlot has 11 cards to collect. I got three just need to hunt down the other 8 now.

Now onto the autographs.

There are different forms of autographs to find. Fan Favorites like this Orlando Merced captures those names you collected back then and wanted to see a return of now.

And this Topps Rookie History autograph of Roberto Alomar captured in his rookie card design. This card is numbered to 99.
I really wished to pull a Sandlots autograph for my non sport PC, but can't be picky. It's just the way my breaks have gone this year.

Other hits not found in my box but could be in yours includes,
  1. The Sandlot Autographs
  2. Coming Attractions Autographs
  3. 1993 Topps All Star Dual Autographs
  4. Topps Originals Autographs
OVERALL: If you have liked Archives in the past, this years won't change your feelings on it. There is a lot of fun to find in here,  like those Sandlot autographs I dream of. The throwback vibe designs and some of the names in the autograph sets bring back those warm feels and that's what this product is truly about.

Sometimes a product just isn't about the money.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to be able to add cards to a future promo.  Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well.  


  1. Congratulations on pulling that Alomar autograph! Gonna add it to my eBay search list right now.

    1. Isn’t it great when you can go to another collectors blog and add to your wants lol. I do this is often that my list is a mile long

  2. Solid pull on the Robbie! If I hadn't just recently picked up the Clearly Authentic version of that card, I'd probably be bugging you for it. ;)

    btw, I have a few non-auto Sandlot inserts for trade if you'd like help there.

    1. I will see what I still need for those then!