2015 Topps Archives

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Description

2015 Topps Archives is a 330-card set released June 10th, and based the designs of the 1957, 1976, and 1983 Topps Baseball sets. The last 30 cards are short-printed (see below). Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs.

Controversy Over Late Addition of Short-Printed Base Cards

Originally, according to Topps' original product solicitations, Archives was advertised as having a 300 card base set with no short-prints. It wasn't until almost a week before the product's release, buried in the fine-print of the official checklist and long after pre-orders had been paid for by dealers and collectors, that there was any mention from Topps of the existence of any additional short-printed base cards.

While in previous years, Topps Archives has had short-printed base cards, they had all been previously announced by Topps either in the product's solicitations ("sell-sheets") and/or in press releases to The Hobby media. Also, in 2012, 2013, and 2014 Topps Archives the short-prints were attainable -- usually around 40-50 SPs per set and falling at the rate of six to eight per Hobby box. According to early reports, the odds of finding one of the 30 short-printed base cards in 2015 Archives is 1:70/packs, and the estimated production of each is around 500 copies.

Distribution

Hobby: 24 packs per box, eight cards per pack (MSRP: $5). Ten boxes per case.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 330 - ? ?
short set 300 - ? ?
SPs 30 - 1:70 1:47
Silver 330 199 1:18 1:12
Gold 330 50 1:70 1:47
Black 330 one-of-one 1:3467 1:2336
Printing Plates 330 four for each 1:865 1:581
1968 Game 33 - 1:6 1:16
1990 All-Star Rookies 20 - 1:12 ?
1990 All-Star Rookies Gold 20 50 1:650 ?
1990 All-Star Rookies Black 20 one-of-one 1:36,060 ?
1990 All-Star Rookies Printing Plates 20 four for each 1:8196 ?
1990 #1 Draft Picks 15 - 1:8 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks Gold 15 50 1:504 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks NNOF 15 25 1:1008 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks Black 15 one-of-one 1:24,040 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks Printing Plates 15 four for each 1:6327 N/A
Presidential Chronicles 10 - 1:12 1:8
Will Ferrell 10 - 1:24 1:8
Fan Favorites Autographs 44 - 1:18 1:86
Fan Favorites Autographs Silver 44 199 1:83 1:111
Fan Favorites Autographs Gold 44 50 1:190 N/A
Fan Favorites Autographs Black 44 one-of-one 1:60,100 1:15,456
1990 All-Star Rookies Autographs 9 - 1:243 ?
1990 All-Star Rookies Autographs Gold 9 50 1:927 ?
1990 All-Star Rookies Autographs Black 9 one-of-one 1:60,100 ?
1990 All-Star Rookies Autographs Printing Plates 9 four for each 1:13,870 ?
1990 #1 Draft Picks Autographs 8 - 1:619 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks Autographs Gold 8 50 1:739 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks Autographs Black 8 one-of-one 1:36,060 N/A
1990 #1 Draft Picks Autographs Printing Plates 8 four for each 1:9247 N/A
Will Ferrell Autographs 10 10 1:4507 1:24,968
Originals Autographs 22 one-of-one 1:1484 ?
Presidential Chronicles Cut Signatures 10 one-of-one 1:36,060 ?

Checklist

Base Set

1957

1 Clayton Kershaw

2 Chris Sale

3 Jon Singleton

4 Julio Teheran

5 Craig Kimbrel

6 Alexei Ramirez

7 Michael Pineda

8 Jayson Werth

9 Chris Carter

10 Alex Wood

11 Bo Jackson

12 Brock Holt

13 Joe Mauer

14 Wade Boggs

15 Jason Rogers RC

16 Javier Baez RC

17 Buck Farmer RC

18 Homer Bailey

19 Hisashi Iwakuma

20 Josh Hamilton

21 Billy Hamilton

22 Josh Donaldson

23 Madison Bumgarner

24 Cal Ripken, Jr.

25 Yasiel Puig

26 Curtis Granderson

27 Lorenzo Cain

28 Elvis Andrus

29 Freddie Freeman

30 Carlton Fisk

31 Christian Yelich

32 Robin Yount

33 Oswaldo Arcia

34 Jeff Samardzija

35 Eddie Murray

36 Dylan Bundy

37 Jhonny Peralta

38 Carlos Gonzalez

39 Goose Gossage

40 Fernando Rodney

41 Matt Adams

42 Juan Lagares

43 Alcides Escobar

44 Jonathan Lucroy

45 Ryan Howard

46 Tyson Ross

47 Henderson Alvarez

48 Victor Martinez

49 Willie Stargell

50 Ken Griffey, Jr.

51 Yan Gomes

52 Dilson Herrera RC

53 Roberto Alomar

54 Ozzie Smith

55 Trevor May RC

56 Sonny Gray

57 Jorge Posada

58 Bruce Sutter

59 Yadier Molina

60 Anthony Ranaudo RC

61 Tanner Roark

62 Robin Roberts

63 Rod Carew

64 Shin-Soo Choo

65 Carlos Martinez

66 Dalton Pompey RC

67 Jose Altuve

68 Aaron Sanchez

69 Nomar Garciaparra

70 Jake Arrieta

71 Matt Holliday

72 Chipper Jones

73 Anthony Rendon

74 Devin Mesoraco

75 George Brett

76 R.A. Dickey

77 David Eckstein

78 Gary Carter

79 Albert Pujols

80 J.J. Hardy

81 Kevin Gausman

82 Buster Posey

83 Don Sutton

84 Vladimir Guerrero

85 Maikel Franco RC

86 Mookie Betts

87 Kennys Vargas

88 Lenny Dykstra

89 C.J. Wilson

90 Ian Kinsler

91 Kevin Kiermaier

92 Mookie Wilson

93 Todd Frazier

94 Dellin Betances

95 Pablo Sandoval

96 Matt Cain

97 Juan Gonzalez

98 Brett Gardner

99 Robinson Cano

100 Miguel Cabrera


1976

101 Mariano Rivera

102 Ken Giles

103 Adam LaRoche

104 Kolten Wong

105 Joe DiMaggio

106 Brandon Finnegan RC

107 Willie McCovey

108 Matt Carpenter

109 Steven Moya RC

110 Jacob deGrom

111 Starling Marte

112 Jesse Hahn

113 Salvador Perez

114 Doug Fister

115 Barry Larkin

116 Carlos Carrasco

117 Jose Fernandez

118 Ryan Braun

119 Lonnie Chisenhall

120 Felix Hernandez

121 Ian Kennedy

122 Lance Lynn

123 Anibal Sanchez

124 Phil Rizzuto

125 Babe Ruth

126 Matt Moore

127 Adam Eaton

128 Ralph Kiner

129 Drew Smyly

130 Aramis Ramirez

131 Charlie Blackmon

132 Stephen Strasburg

133 Dennis Eckersley

134 Duke Snider

135 Michael Taylor RC

136 Luis Gonzalez

137 Brian McCann

138 Paul Goldschmidt

139 Michael Wacha

140 Austin Jackson

141 Jose Quintana

142 Khris Davis

143 Dee Gordon

144 Yordano Ventura

145 Daniel Murphy

146 Danny Salazar

147 Evan Longoria

148 Hyun-Jin Ryu

149 Hunter Pence

150 Sandy Koufax

151 David Wright

152 Eddie Mathews

153 Frank Thomas

154 Bob Feller

155 Brian Dozier

156 Travis d'Arnaud

157 Nick Tropeano RC

158 Kole Calhoun

159 Johnny Cueto

160 Gerrit Cole

161 Xander Bogaerts

162 Nolan Arenado

163 Deion Sanders

164 Aroldis Chapman

165 Ty Cobb

166 Max Scherzer

167 George Springer

168 Mark McGwire

169 Jon Lester

170 Warren Spahn

171 Ian Desmond

172 Corey Dickerson

173 Ryan Zimmerman

174 Trevor Bauer

175 Masahiro Tanaka

176 Zack Wheeler

177 Rickey Henderson

178 Lou Boudreau

179 Frank Robinson

180 Chase Headley

181 Harmon Killebrew

182 Christian Walker RC

183 Matt Shoemaker

184 Al Kaline

185 Zack Greinke

186 Brad Ziegler

187 Matt Harvey

188 Yoenis Cespedes

189 Roberto Clemente

190 Daniel Norris RC

191 Prince Fielder

192 Matt Barnes RC

193 Billy Williams

194 Yusmeiro Petit

195 Adrian Beltre

196 Corey Kluber

197 Bob Lemon

198 Michael Brantley

199 Joey Votto

200 Jose Abreu


1983

201 Tony Gwynn

202 Johnny Bench

203 Yu Darvish

204 Wily Peralta

205 Chris Davis

206 Alex Gordon

207 Fergie Jenkins

208 Cory Spangenberg RC

209 Tom Seaver

210 Carlos Santana

211 Kenley Jansen

212 Bryce Brentz RC

213 Brooks Robinson

214 Orlando Cepeda

215 Mark Teixeira

216 Wil Myers

217 Lou Gehrig

218 Jim Bunning

219 Kurt Suzuki

220 Jay Bruce

221 Marcell Ozuna

222 Roenis Elias

223 Justin Upton

224 Paul Molitor

225 Bryce Harper

226 Carlos Beltran

227 Reggie Jackson

228 Jered Weaver

229 Justin Verlander

230 Shelby Miller

231 Taijuan Walker

232 Carlos Gomez

233 Greg Holland

234 Jacoby Ellsbury

235 Giancarlo Stanton

236 James Shields

237 Jim Rice

238 Troy Tulowitzki

239 Brandon Belt

240 Matt Kemp

241 Mike Napoli

242 Manny Machado

243 Phil Hughes

244 Cole Hamels

245 Garrett Richards

246 Dustin Pedroia

247 Eric Hosmer

248 Catfish Hunter

249 Jake Odorizzi

250 Mike Trout

251 Omar Vizquel

252 Luis Aparicio

253 Whitey Ford

254 Sean Doolittle

255 David Price

256 Jason Heyward

257 Andrew McCutchen

258 Jake Lamb RC

259 J.D. Martinez

260 Andrelton Simmons

261 Gary Brown RC

262 Chase Utley

263 Adam Wainwright

264 Joe Morgan

265 Starlin Castro

266 Gio Gonzalez

267 Nick Castellanos

268 Kyle Seager

269 Jordan Zimmermann

270 Nelson Cruz

271 Lou Brock

272 Adrian Gonzalez

273 Orlando Hernandez

274 Jose Reyes

275 Ted Williams

276 Don Mattingly

277 Edwin Encarnacion

278 Alex Cobb

279 Joc Pederson RC

280 Brandon Phillips

281 Hanley Ramirez

282 Mike Zunino

283 Mike Schmidt

284 Jim Palmer

285 Tony Perez

286 Danny Santana

287 Justin Morneau

288 Gregory Polanco

289 Bill Mazeroski

290 Jason Kipnis

291 Jose Bautista

292 David Ortiz

293 Josh Harrison

294 Chris Archer

295 Cliff Lee

296 Mike Foltynewicz RC

297 Juan Marichal

298 Trevor Rosenthal

299 Mark Trumbo

300 Willie Mays


SPs

301 Nolan Ryan SP

302 Rick Ferrell SP

303 John Smoltz SP

304 John Olerud SP

305 Andre Dawson SP

306 Ryne Sandberg SP

307 Jorge Soler SP RC

308 Gary Sheffield SP

309 Rob Dibble SP

310 Adam Jones SP

311 Honus Wagner SP

312 Rusney Castillo SP RC

313 Devon White SP

314 Kris Bryant SP RC

315 Anthony Rizzo SP

316 Larry Doby SP

317 Jose Cruz SP

318 Vinny Castilla SP

319 Sparky Lyle SP

320 Satchel Paige SP

321 Jose Vidro SP

322 Monte Irvin SP

323 Hal Newhouser SP

324 Red Schoendienst SP

325 Enos Slaughter SP

326 George Kell SP

327 Early Wynn SP

328 Hoyt Wilhelm SP

329 Bobby Doerr SP

330 Jackie Robinson SP


Parallels

All 330 base cards are also available in the following parallels.

  • Silver (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

Inserts

1968 Game

1 Yasiel Puig

2 Mike Trout

3 Jose Abreu

4 Ian Kinsler

5 Joe Mauer

6 Adam Jones

7 Robinson Cano

8 Buster Posey

9 Javier Baez

10 David Wright

11 Justin Upton

12 Edwin Encarnacion

13 Manny Machado

14 Dustin Pedroia

15 Ryan Braun

16 David Ortiz

17 Anthony Rendon

18 Freddie Freeman

19 Miguel Cabrera

20 Paul Goldschmidt

21 Jose Bautista

22 Jonathan Lucroy

23 Bryce Harper

24 Christian Yelich

25 Andrew McCutchen

26 Jacoby Ellsbury

27 Yadier Molina

28 Evan Longoria

29 Carlos Gomez

30 Jose Altuve

31 Billy Hamilton

32 Anthony Rizzo

33 Giancarlo Stanton


1990 All-Star Rookies

Each 1990 All-Star Rookie is also available in the following parallels.

  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

90ASI-AR Anthony Ranaudo

90ASI-BF Brandon Finnegan

90ASI-BUF Buck Farmer

90ASI-CS Cory Spangenberg

90ASI-CW Christian Walker

90ASI-DH Dilson Herrera

90ASI-DN Daniel Norris

90ASI-DP Dalton Pompey

90ASI-GB Gary Brown

90ASI-JB Javier Baez

90ASI-JL Jake Lamb

90ASI-JP Joc Pederson

90ASI-JS Jorge Soler

90ASI-MB Matt Barnes

90ASI-MF Maikel Franco

90ASI-MIF Mike Foltynewicz

90ASI-MT Michael Taylor

90ASI-RC Rusney Castillo

90ASI-RL Rymer Liriano

90ASI-TM Trevor May


1990 #1 Draft Picks

1990 #1 Draft Pick is exclusive to Hobby packs and also available in the following parallels.

  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • NNOF (No name on front; patterned after the 1990 Topps Frank Thomas card; limited, but not serial-numbered, to 25 copies)
  • Black (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

90DPI-AG Adrian Gonzalez

90DPI-BH Bryce Harper

90DPI-BP Buster Posey

90DPI-CK Clayton Kershaw

90DPI-CS Chris Sale

90DPI-JB Jay Bruce

90DPI-JF Jose Fernandez

90DPI-JM Joe Mauer

90DPI-KW Kolten Wong

90DPI-MAT Mark Teixeira

90DPI-MB Madison Bumgarner

90DPI-MS Max Scherzer

90DPI-MT Mike Trout

90DPI-RB Ryan Braun

90DPI-SG Sonny Gray


Presidential Chronicles

PC-AL Abraham Lincoln

PC-BO Barack Obama

PC-GF Gerald Ford

PC-GHW George H. W. Bush

PC-GWB George W. Bush

PC-HH Herbert Hoover

PC-HST Harry S. Truman

PC-JC Jimmy Carter

PC-JFK John F. Kennedy

PC-RN Richard Nixon


Will Ferrell

Topps created this set to commemorate the day (March 12, 2015) in which comedian Will Ferrell played in ten different Spring Training games for ten different teams.

WF-1 Will Ferrell Athletics

WF-2 Will Ferrell Mariners

WF-3 Will Ferrell Angels

WF-4 Will Ferrell Cubs

WF-5 Will Ferrell Diamondbacks

WF-6 Will Ferrell Reds

WF-7 Will Ferrell White Sox

WF-8 Will Ferrell Giants

WF-9 Will Ferrell Dodgers

WF-10 Will Ferrell Padres


Autographs & Game-Used

Fan Favorites Autographs

Each Fan Favorites Autograph is also available in the following parallels.

  • Silver (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies; Hobby only)
  • Black (one-of-one)

FFA-DW Devon White 1976

FFA-JC Jose Cruz 1976

FFA-JS J.T. Snow 1976

FFA-KB Kris Bryant 1976

FFA-RCU Rusney Castillo 1976

FFA-SL Sparky Lyle 1976

FFA-VC Vinny Castilla 1976

FFA-BD Bucky Dent 1980

FFA-EA Edgardo Alfonzo 1980

FFA-GS Giancarlo Stanton 1980

FFA-JCO Jeff Conine 1980

FFA-JKE Jason Kendall 1980

FFA-KT Kent Tekulve 1980

FFA-OG Oscar Gamble 1980

FFA-RJ Reggie Jackson 1980

FFA-SG Shawn Green 1980

FFA-FV Frank Viola 1986

FFA-HB Harold Baines 1986

FFA-JCJ Jose Cruz, Jr. 1986

FFA-PI Pete Incaviglia 1986

FFA-SB Sid Bream 1986

FFA-AJ Andruw Jones 1989

FFA-BB Bret Boone 1989

FFA-BW Bernie Williams 1989

FFA-DOW Dontrelle Willis 1989

FFA-EK Eric Karros 1989

FFA-FVI Fernando Vina 1989

FFA-JF John Franco 1989

FFA-JO Joe Oliver 1989

FFA-JR Jose Rijo 1989

FFA-MB Mike Bordick 1989

FFA-MG Marquis Grissom 1989

FFA-MGR Mark Grace 1989

FFA-MP Mark Prior 1989

FFA-NR Nolan Ryan 1989

FFA-SH Scott Hatteberg 1989

FFA-TF Tony Fernandez 1989

FFA-AL Al Leiter 1973

FFA-BA Brady Anderson 1973

FFA-GP Gaylord Perry 1973

FFA-JD Jacob deGrom 1973

FFA-RK Ryan Klesko 1973

FFA-ARU Addison Russell 1957

FFA-JV Jose Vidro 1983


1990 All-Star Rookies Autographs

Each 1990 All-Star Rookies Autograph is exclusive to Hobby packs and available in the following parallels.

  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

90AS-BF Brandon Finnegan

90AS-DH Dilson Herrera

90AS-DN Daniel Norris

90AS-DP Dalton Pompey

90AS-JP Joc Pederson

90AS-JS Jorge Soler

90AS-MF Maikel Franco

90AS-MT Michael Taylor

90AS-YT Yasmany Tomas


NSCC Q&A Autograph

Collector's attending a Topps "Question & Answer" session held during the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Rosemont, IL, received a Jose Abreu autograph done in the style of the 1990 Topps All-Star Rookies Autographs set. The card is not serial-numbered, but attendance was limited to 150, and the Abreu card was not distributed until after the event was over.

DPI90 Jose Abreu

Holiday Employee Bonus

In December 20015, employees of Topps received one of four Kris Bryant autographs, each serial-numbered to 25 copies, as a Holiday Bonus. Like the Jose Abreu autograph, it is done in the style of the 1990 Topps All-Star Rookies Autographs set.

HE-1 Kris Bryant 25

HE-2 Kris Bryant 25

HE-3 Kris Bryant 25

HE-4 Kris Bryant 25


1990 #1 Draft Picks Autographs

Each 1990 #1 Draft Picks Autograph is exclusive to Hobby packs and available in the following parallels.

  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card)

90DP-AG Adrian Gonzalez

90DP-CK Clayton Kershaw

90DP-CS Chris Sale

90DP-JF Jose Fernandez

90DP-KW Kolten Wong

90DP-MT Mike Trout

90DP-RB Ryan Braun

90DP-SG Sonny Gray


Will Ferrell Autographs

Each Will Ferrell Autograph is serial-numbered to ten.

WFA-1 Will Ferrell Athletics

WFA-2 Will Ferrell Mariners

WFA-3 Will Ferrell Angels

WFA-4 Will Ferrell Cubs

WFA-5 Will Ferrell Diamondbacks

WFA-6 Will Ferrell Reds

WFA-7 Will Ferrell White Sox

WFA-8 Will Ferrell Giants

WFA-9 Will Ferrell Dodgers

WFA-10 Will Ferrell Padres


Originals Autographs

Each Originals Autograph is a on an original Topps card bought-back for this set. All are ones-of-one.

David Cone

Luis Gonzalez

Lou Brock

Dennis Eckersley

Al Kaline

Andre Dawson

Roberto Alomar

John Smoltz

Tom Glavine

Steve Carlton

Ozzie Smith

Frank Thomas

Don Mattingly

Frank Robinson

Robin Yount

Chipper Jones

Rickey Henderson

Johnny Bench

Mark McGwire

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Roger Clemens


Presidential Chronicles Cut Signatures

Each Presidential Chronicles Cut Signature is a one-of-one.

PC-AL Abraham Lincoln

PC-BO Barack Obama

PC-GF Gerald Ford

PC-GHW George H. W. Bush

PC-GWB George W. Bush

PC-HH Herbert Hoover

PC-HST Harry S. Truman

PC-JC Jimmy Carter

PC-JFK John F. Kennedy

PC-RN Richard Nixon