Thursday, August 1, 2019

CARDBOARD REVIEW:2019 Topps Archives Active Player Signature Series Baseball

Topps Archives Signature Series is back for 2019 and to kick it off is the release of the Active Player series. This means is can be encased cards that are signed from any player within the last decade. So you could get the Mike Trouts, Kris Bryants, to the Max Keplers.

It is a product that doesn't get a lot of the spotlight when it comes to its release as I feel it flies under the radar when it comes out, but it's still out there as an option baseball fans so let's see how it rips.

In every box of 2019 Topps Archives Signature Series there is one numbered buyback autograph card. Players on the checklist may have more than one autograph on a different card in the set. Boxes cost roughly $45 per.

Here was my pull. Ouch, unless you are a Braves fan or happen to collect Mike Foltinewicz

Here are the other signers you could find though,
  • Francisco Lindor
  • Franklin Barreto
  • Freddie Freeman
  • Garrett Hampson
  • George Springer
  • Ian Kinsler
  • Ian  Happ
  • J.P. Crawford
  • Jack Flaherty
  • Jacob deGrom
  • Jean Segura
  • Jed Lowrie
  • Jeremy Jeffress
  • Joey Votto
  • Jose Altuve
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Josh Hader
  • Juan Soto
  • Justin Upton
  • Kevin Newman
  • Kohl Stewart
  • Kris Bryant
  • Kyle Seager
  • Luis Severino
  • Marcell Ozuna
  • Martin Maldonado
  • Marwin Gonzalez
  • Masahiro Tanaka
  • Matt Carpenter
  • Matt Chapman
  • Max Fried
  • Max Kepler
  • Max Muncy
  • Michael Kopech
  • Miguel Andujar
  • Mike Clevinger
  • Mike Fiers
  • Mike Foltynewicz
  • Mike Soroka
  • Mike Trout
  • Mitch Haniger
  • Mitch Moreland
  • Noah Syndergaard
  • Odubel Herrera
  • Ozzie Albies
  • Pat Neshek
  • Patrick Corbin
  • Paul DeJong
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Rhys Hoskins
  • Ryan McMahon
  • Salvador Perez
  • Sean Manaea
  • Shohei Ohtani
  • Steve Pearce
  • Steven Souza Jr.
  • Tim Anderson
  • Travis Shaw
  • Tyler O'Neil
  • Victor Robles
  • Willson Contreras
  • Yadier Molina
  • Yuli Gurriel
  • Zack Cozart
  • Zack Wheeler
  • Aaron Judge
  • Adam Jones
  • Adrian Beltre
  • Anthony Rizzo
  • Blake Snell
  • Brandon Nimmo
  • Buster Posey
  • Cesar Hernandez
  • Charlie Blackmon
  • Charlie Morton
  • Chris Sale
  • Chris Taylor
  • Christian Yelich
  • Clayton Kershaw
  • Corey Dickerson
  • Corey Kluber
  • David Peralta
  • David Price
  • Dellin Betances
  • Didi Gregorius
  • Domingo Santana
  • Dylan Cozens
  • Eddie Rosario
So some big names on there along with some not so many.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Oy, I haven't had much luck in busting this product honestly, but I have seen many others who pull Trouts. $45 to land the guy I got is painful, but if you land Mike Trout for $45, well, I think you will be doing the chicken dance. It's a gamble for sure, but could pay off big time if you land one of the huge names on the checklist. Because how often can you find a Trout, Judge, Bryant autograph for $45?

So if you want in on a box break of this product, I think I have seen them do so, I suggest Midwest Box Breaks as they pull fire!

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  1. not good for $45. But this is straight up gambling, so you win some you lose some.

    1. and looking at that player list not a lot are $45 graphs so like the casino the odds are not in your favor.....

  2. Oof. Another reminder to stay far away.

  3. Thanks to Topps for providing you with a box to open...and for helping us make the easy decision to let you open these boxes so we don't have to! :)

  4. I'm a Braves fan, and that still would have hurt like heck. I steer clear of those boxes. I'm to the point now, where ripping boxes isn't fun unless it has a lot of packs filled with lots of cards. (older stuff).

  5. I enjoy gambling here and there... but this stuff isn't for me. I just sit around and pick up the scraps for $3 to $5 here and there.

  6. Yes definitely a lottery type product some you wouldn't pay$4.50 for others you'd pay $450. So big time luck of the draw........ not a fan but seems like all products are becoming a lottery as the stuff limited number of big ticket cards and jack the total cost of the product up....... the hobby world we live in now.