Topps changed up the Archives release a little bit this year. Once again, it is a familiar set up with three vintage designs used in the main set, 1957, 1976, and 1983. The base set has 300 cards, with an additional 30 SPs, bringing the full set to 330. Unlike previous years, the SPs are a much more difficult pull. In previous years, they were available in roughly 1:4 packs. This year, it’s moved to 1:77! Well, so much for making a full set.
The main inserts have a 1990 Topps theme, but there are also Will Ferrell cards mixed in, commemorating his spring training adventure.
The box features 24 packs of 8 cards, with two on card autographs per box.
This box contained:
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Back this year, after a successful 2014 is a base Donruss release from Panini. I was skeptical last year, as many seemed to be, but the release became a popular nostalgic release. Currently, Topps has an exclusive license with Major League Baseball to use team names and logos in their product, but they do not have exclusive rights to the players. This release is MLBPA licensed, though, so you will see your favorite players and cities, but no team names or logos. I’d prefer it had the full license, but I’ll take whatever alternative we can get right now.
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The 2015 Topps Heritage release pays tribute to the 1966 Topps edition. It’s not one of my more favorite sets, so I’m less excited this year, but it still does what it sets out to do. Once again, the release pays homage to the original set, containing short prints in the style of original errors, as well as the style of subsets. There are even a couple of surprises this year, including the “gum stain” cards, which even have a faint scent of bubble gum.
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Following in the pattern of recent years, the 2015 wwe release once again follows the style of the regular baseball release for the year. It gives the set a more main stream feel, rather than just being relegated to the non-sport category.
This was originally advertised with two hits per box, but the box itself does not mention how many. Each box contains 24 packs of 7 cards, but some hits are thicker, so there may be fewer cards. Autographs seem to fall roughly one in every two boxes, while the remaining hits consist of shirt, mat, sign and athletic tape relics, along with Diva Kiss Cards.
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The first break of the new year is always an exciting time. It’s a nice reminder that baseball is just around the corner, along with the summer.
This is a pretty standard release from #topps. The Jumbo Hobby box contains 10 packs of 50 cards with 1 Autograph and 2 relics included. The biggest thing that stands out to me is there are a lot fewer insert cards in this release than we’ve seen in recently years. There is plenty of variety, but more base.
478 Base Cards (Complete 350 card set)
5 Code Cards
5 Rainbow Foil Base Parallels
4 Gold Base Parallels
1 Black Base Parallel
1 2015 Topps Martin Prado SP
1 1973 Topps John Strohmayer Buyback
1 1979 Topps Taylor Duncan Buyback
5 Baseball History Cards
5 Free Agent 40
5 First Pitch
2 Gallery of Greats
5 Inspired Play
1 Career High Autograph Shelby Miller
1 Career High Relics Hanley Ramirez
1 MLB Silhoutted Logo Pin David Wright
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