2018 Topps Archives

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Description

2018 Topps Archives was released exclusively to retail outlets the week of August 13th. The Hobby edition -- which was scheduled for released around the same time -- was delayed and not released until October. It is currently unclear as to why the Hobby edition was delayed.

The base set is 320 cards featuring designs from the 1959, 1977, and 1981 Topps sets.

Distribution

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds Rack Packs
Base 320 - ? ? ?
short set 300 - ? ? ?
1959 Topps Combos 10 - ? 1:7 1:6
1977 Turn Back the Clock 10 - ? 1:14 1:6
Gimmicks 9 - ? ? 1:106
Purple 320 175 ? 1:31 1:14
Silver 320 99 ? 1:55 1:25
Blue 320 25 ? 1:76 N/A
Gold 320 one-of-one ? 1:5428 1:2430
Signature Omission 200 - ? SO/VEN SO/VEN
Topps Logo Swap 100 - ? 1:215 1:96
Venezuelan 100 - ? SO/VEN SO/VEN
1981 Topps Future Stars 10 - ? 1:7 1:6
1993 Topps Coming Attractions 20 - ? ? ?
1993 Topps Coming Attractions Blue 20 25 ? ? ?
1993 Topps Coming Attractions Gold Foil 20 one-of-one ? ? ?
The Sandlot 11 - ? 1:7 1:6
The Sandlot Green 11 99 ? 1:1084 1:481
The Sandlot Blue 11 25 ? 1:4294 1:1922
The Sandlot Gold Foil 11 one-of-one ? 1:105,014 1:58,536
Topps Rookie History 20 - ? 1:7 1:6
Topps Rookie History SPs 5 - ? ? ?
Topps Rookie History Purple Foil 25 150 ? 1:537 1:239
Topps Rookie History Green Foil 25 99 ? 1:812 1:361
Topps Rookie History Blue Foil 25 50 ? 1:1616 1:717
Topps Rookie History Red Foil 25 10 ? 1:8078 3659
Topps Rookie History Gold Foil 25 one-of-one ? 1:105,014 1:39,420
Fan Favorite Autographs 62 - ? 1:68 1:34
Fan Favorite Autographs Purple 62 150 ? 1:535 1:269
Fan Favorite Autographs Silver 62 99 ? 1:624 1:312
Fan Favorite Autographs Blue 62 25 ? 1:1616 1:717
Fan Favorite Autographs Gold 62 one-of-one ? 1:47,229 1:26,280
1993 Topps Coming Attraction Autographs 20 - ? 1:2144 1:1080
1993 Topps Coming Attraction Autographs Blue 20 25 ? 1:6470 1:3252
1993 Topps Coming Attraction Autographs Gold Foil 20 one-of-one ? 1:210,028 1:78,840
The Sandlot Autographs 10 - ? 1:607 1:304
The Sandlot Autographs Silver 10 99 ? 1:2699 1:1362
The Sandlot Autographs Blue 10 25 ? 1:9261 1:4638
The Sandlot Autographs Gold 10 one-of-one ? 1:236,142 N/A
Topps Rookie History Autographs ? ? ? N/A N/A
Topps Rookie History Autographs Red Foil ? 10 ? N/A N/A
Topps Rookie History Autographs Gold Foil ? one-of-one ? N/A N/A
Topps Originals ? ? ? 1:21,468 1:11,263
1993 Topps All-Stars Dual Autographs 8 25 ? 1:8587 1:4280
1993 Topps All-Stars Dual Autographs Gold Foil 8 one-of-one ? 1:21,468 1:78,840

SO/VEN: Odds of finding either a Signature Omission or Venezuelan parallel: 1:108/retail packs; 1:48/rack packs.

Checklist

Base Set

1959 Design

1 Hank Aaron

2 Noah Syndergaard

3 Tom Seaver

4 Jack Flaherty RC

5 Andrew McCutchen

6 Yasiel Puig

7 Orlando Cepeda

8 Nomar Garciaparra

9 Nicky Delmonico RC

10 Lucas Giolito

11 Scott Kingery RC

12 Corey Seager

13 Larry Doby

14 Andrew Benintendi

15 Ryne Sandberg

16 Harrison Bader RC

17 Sean Manaea

18 Ozzie Albies RC

19 Austin Meadows RC

20 Cal Ripken, Jr.

21 Dallas Keuchel

22 Jordan Hicks RC

23 Don Mattingly

24 Josh Donaldson

25 Sandy Koufax

26 Jorge Polanco

27 Max Fried RC

28 Jackie Bradley, Jr.

29 Dansby Swanson

30 Honus Wagner

31 Aaron Judge

32 Miguel Cabrera

33 Justin Upton

34 Anthony Rendon

35 Greg Maddux

36 Adam Jones

37 Hoyt Wilhelm

38 Marcus Stroman

39 Adrian Beltre

40 Rafael Devers RC

41 Paul Goldschmidt

42 Brian Dozier

43 Luke Weaver

44 Luis Severino

45 Joey Gallo

46 Warren Spahn

47 Carlton Fisk

48 Jose Urena

49 Bobby Doerr

50 Shohei Ohtani RC

51 Mike Piazza

52 Avisail Garcia

53 Edwin Encarnacion

54 Odubel Herrera

55 Duke Snider

56 Aaron Nola

57 Mike Zunino

58 Whit Merrifield

59 Adam Duvall

60 Jim Thome

61 Manny Machado

62 Addison Russell

63 Blake Snell

64 Evan Longoria

65 Brian Anderson RC

66 Wade Davis

67 Charlie Blackmon

68 Will Clark

69 Gary Carter

70 Tyler Wade RC

71 Jake Odorizzi

72 Tyler Glasnow

73 Juan Soto RC

74 Anthony Banda RC

75 Giancarlo Stanton

76 Michael Conforto

77 Jameson Taillon

78 Red Schoendienst

79 Luis Castillo

80 Danny Duffy

81 Goose Gossage

82 A.J. Pollock

83 Jordan Zimmermann

84 Bernie Williams

85 Bert Blyleven

86 Christian Yelich

87 Manny Margot

88 Paul DeJong

89 Julio Teheran

90 Andrew Miller

91 Garrett Cooper RC

92 Albert Pujols

93 Justin Verlander

94 Lorenzo Cain

95 Willy Adames RC

96 Eddie Murray

97 Dee Gordon

98 Ryan Zimmerman

99 Khris Davis

100 Kris Bryant


1977 Design

101 Francisco Lindor

102 Daniel Murphy

103 Mike Moustakas

104 Chris Davis

105 Mookie Betts

106 Francisco Mejia RC

107 Richie Ashburn

108 Amed Rosario RC

109 Justin Turner

110 Matt Olson

111 Kyle Schwarber

112 Early Wynn

113 Robin Yount

114 Didi Gregorius

115 Orlando Arcia

116 Raisel Iglesias

117 Bob Feller

118 Jacob deGrom

119 Jim Bunning

120 Johnny Bench

121 Bruce Sutter

122 Nick Markakis

123 Joey Lucchesi RC

124 Nolan Arenado

125 Justin Bour

126 Don Sutton

127 Yasmany Tomas

128 Rickey Henderson

129 DJ LeMahieu

130 Brandon Belt

131 Byron Buxton

132 Chris Archer

133 Nomar Mazara

134 Stephen Strasburg

135 Nelson Cruz

136 Marcell Ozuna

137 Alex Verdugo RC

138 Brooks Robinson

139 Jose Berrios

140 Pedro Martinez

141 George Springer

142 Josh Bell

143 Carson Fulmer

144 Clint Frazier RC

145 Willie McCovey

146 Nick Williams RC

147 Enos Slaughter

148 Phil Rizzuto

149 Zack Cozart

150 Clayton Kershaw

151 Carlos Santana

152 Billy Hamilton

153 Roger Clemens

154 Andrew Stevenson RC

155 Hunter Pence

156 Jimmie Foxx

157 Alcides Escobar

158 Travis d'Arnaud

159 Tim Beckham

160 Chris Sale

161 Justin Smoak

162 Felix Hernandez

163 Tommy Pham

164 Gleyber Torres RC

165 Whitey Ford

166 Nicholas Castellanos

167 Cole Hamels

168 Tommy Lasorda

169 George Brett

170 Austin Hedges

171 Ozzie Smith

172 James McCann

173 Carlos Correa

174 Anthony Rizzo

175 Ryan McMahon RC

176 David Ortiz

177 Tim Anderson

178 Satchel Paige

179 Wil Myers

180 Dave Winfield

181 Masahiro Tanaka

182 Lou Boudreau

183 Jake Lamb

184 Teoscar Hernandez

185 Brad Ziegler

186 Austin Hays RC

187 Kevin Kiermaier

188 Tyler O'Neill RC

189 Hal Newhouser

190 Carlos Carrasco

191 Andrelton Simmons

192 Barry Larkin

193 Tyler Mahle RC

194 Jack Morris

195 Stephen Piscotty

196 Felipe Vazquez

197 Ender Inciarte

198 Walker Buehler RC

199 Corey Knebel

200 Derek Jeter


1981 Design

201 Roberto Clemente

202 Ernie Banks

203 Yoan Moncada

204 Bob Gibson

205 Buster Posey

206 Robinson Cano

207 Luiz Gohara RC

208 Starling Marte

209 Starlin Castro

210 Jonathan Schoop

211 Chance Sisco RC

212 Ronald Acu?a, Jr. RC

213 Trevor Story

214 Kenley Jansen

215 Jon Gray

216 Michael Fulmer

217 Rhys Hoskins RC

218 Zack Greinke

219 Freddie Freeman

220 Yoenis Cespedes

221 Tom Glavine

222 Jose Ramirez

223 Jon Lester

224 John Smoltz

225 Kyle Seager

226 George Kell

227 Harmon Killebrew

228 Johnny Cueto

229 Chipper Jones

230 Alex Gordon

231 Ichiro

232 Joe Morgan

233 Trea Turner

234 Yadier Molina

235 Maikel Franco

236 Dustin Pedroia

237 Ryan Braun

238 Daniel Mengden

239 Tony P?rez

240 Eric Thames

241 Edgar Martinez

242 Alex Bregman

243 Matt Duffy

244 Rougned Odor

245 Monte Irvin

246 Scott Schebler

247 Lucas Sims RC

248 Wade Boggs

249 Alex Rodriguez

250 Cody Bellinger

251 Catfish Hunter

252 Ervin Santana

253 Russell Martin

254 Rod Carew

255 Randy Johnson

256 Jesse Biddle RC

257 Hunter Renfroe

258 Eddie Mathews

259 Patrick Corbin

260 Elvis Andrus

261 Matt Chapman

262 Ralph Kiner

263 Fergie Jenkins

264 Frank Thomas

265 Victor Robles RC

266 Ian Kinsler

267 Max Kepler

268 Nolan Ryan

269 Dustin Fowler RC

270 Reggie Jackson

271 Trey Mancini

272 Jose Altuve

273 Yangervis Solarte

274 Tomas Nido RC

275 Mark McGwire

276 Aaron Altherr

277 Max Scherzer

278 Sean Newcomb

279 Yu Darvish

280 J.P. Crawford RC

281 Xander Bogaerts

282 Miguel Andujar RC

283 Salvador Perez

284 Corey Kluber

285 Brandon Woodruff RC

286 Dominic Smith RC

287 Mike Soroka RC

288 Joey Votto

289 Gary Sanchez

290 Kevin Pillar

291 Matt Carpenter

292 Robin Roberts

293 Steven Matz

294 Adeiny Hechavarria

295 Bob Lemon

296 Gregory Polanco

297 Willie Stargell

298 Jose Abreu

299 Mike Trout

300 Bryce Harper


1959 Combos Design

301 Andrew Benintendi / Mookie Betts

302 Kris Bryant / Anthony Rizzo

303 Shohei Ohtani / Mike Trout

304 Aaron Judge / Giancarlo Stanton

305 Jose Abreu / Yoan Moncada

306 Eddie Rosario / Jose Berrios

307 Andrew McCutchen / Buster Posey

308 Ichiro / Dee Gordon

309 Joc Pederson / Matt Kemp / Yasiel Puig

310 Alex Bregman / Jose Altuve / Carlos Correa


1977 Turn Back the Clock Design

311 Ichiro

312 Randy Johnson

313 Albert Pujols

314 Mark McGwire

315 Mike Piazza

316 Jose Canseco

317 Nolan Ryan

318 Willie McCovey

319 Hank Aaron

320 Bob Gibson


Gimmicks

31 Aaron Judge

50 Shohei Ohtani

100 Kris Bryant

108 Amed Rosario

150 Clayton Kershaw

200 Derek Jeter

201 Roberto Clemente

202 Ernie Banks

300 Bryce Harper


Parallels

All 320 base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Purple (serial-numbered to 175 copies)
  • Silver (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25 copies; Hobby and retail wax only)
  • Gold (one-of-one)

Signature Omission

All 200 cards from the 1959 and 1977 subsets (cards #1-#200) are available in a "Signature Omission" parallel, where the facsimile autograph has been omitted.

Topps Logo Swap

All 100 cards in the 1981 subset (cards #201-#300) are available in a "Logo Swap" parallel, where the "TOPPS" on the front is replaced with the vintage "fishhook" Topps logo.

Venezuelan

All 100 cards in the 1959 subset (cards #1-#100) are available in a Venezuelan parallel, where the backs are printed on a darker cardboard stock.

Inserts

1981 Topps Future Stars

FS-BAL Chance Sisco / Austion Hays / Tenner Scott

FS-BRA Ozzie Albies / Ronald Acuna, Jr. / Luiz Gohara

FS-LAA Parker Bridwell / Troy Scribner / Shohei Ohtani

FS-LAD Kyle Farmer / Alex Verdugo / Walker Buehler

FS-MIA Sandy Alcantara / Brian Anderson / Garrett Cooper

FS-NYM Dominic Smith / Tomas Nido / Amed Rosario

FS-PHI Rhys Hoskins / Nick Williams / J.P. Crawford

FS-STL Alex Mejia / Jack Flaherty / Harrison Bader

FS-WAS Victor Robles / Andrew Stevenson / Erick Fedde

FS-YAN Clint Frazier / Gleyber Torres / Miguel Andujar


1993 Topps Coming Attraction

Each 1993 Topps Coming Attraction is also available in the following parallels.

  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold Foil (one-of-one)

CA-1 Shohei Ohtani

CA-2 Walker Buehler

CA-3 Clint Frazier

CA-4 Ozzie Albies

CA-5 Miguel Andujar

CA-6 Alex Verdugo

CA-7 Victor Robles

CA-8 Austin Hays

CA-9 J.P. Crawford

CA-10 Amed Rosario

CA-11 Gleyber Torres

CA-12 Ronald Acu?a, Jr.

CA-13 Dustin Fowler

CA-14 Nick Williams

CA-15 Francisco Mejia

CA-16 Rhys Hoskins

CA-17 Dominic Smith

CA-18 Harrison Bader

CA-19 Jack Flaherty

CA-20 Rafael Devers


The Sandlot

The set features the stars of the seminal 1993 film The Sandlot. The set is done in the style of the 1962 Topps set and is also available in the following parallels.

  • Green (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold Foil(one-of-one)

SL-AM Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan

SL-BJR Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez

SL-BW Bertram Grover Weeks

SL-H Hercules

SL-HP Hamilton "Ham" Porter

SL-KD Kenny DeNunez

SL-MP Michael "Squints" Palledorous

SL-SS Scotty Smalls

SL-TIM Timmy Timmons

SL-TOM Tommy Timmons

SL-WP Wendy Peffercorn


Rookie History

Because it would be an Archives set without yet another reprint insert, right? Each card is stamped with a "Topps Rookie History" foil stamp, and some are, for some reason, short-printed. Each is also available in the following parallels, because why the hell not!

  • Purple Foil (serial-numbered to 150 copies)
  • Green Foil (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Blue Foil (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red Foil (serial-numbered to ten)
  • Gold Foil (one-of-one)

Jeff Bagwell

John Smoltz

Ozzie Smith

Willie McCovey

Al Kaline

Jim Palmer

Mike Piazza

Bo Jackson

Clayton Kershaw

Frank Thomas

Tom Glavine

Chipper Jones

Pedro Martinez

Bryce Harper

Reggie Jackson

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Don Mattingly

Robin Yount

Dave Winfield

Mike Trout

Roberto Clemente

Ichiro

Hank Aaron

Derek Jeter

Sandy Koufax


Coins

Two Coins were inserted into each Blaster box. A "Sky Blue" parallel for each coin is also available.

C-1 Aaron Judge

c-2 Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez

C-3 Kris Bryant

C-4 Scotty Smalls

C-5 Michael "Squints" Palledorous

C-6 Carlos Correa

C-7 Amed Rosario

C-8 Hercules

C-9 Manny Machado

C-10 Rafael Devers

C-11 Andrew McCutchen

C-12 Ozzie Albies

C-13 Max Scherzer

C-14 Victor Robles

C-15 Noah Syndergaard

C-16 Josh Donaldson

C-17 Mike Trout

C-18 Clint Frazier

C-19 Francisco Lindor

C-20 Hamilton "Ham" Porter

C-21 Buster Posey

C-22 Rhys Hoskins

C-23 Cody Bellinger

C-24 Andrew Benintendi

C-25 Shohei Ohtani


Autographs

Fan Favorite Autographs

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

  • Purple (serial-numbered to 150 copies)
  • Silver (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold (one-of-one)

NOTE: Cards marked with an "H" were exclusive to Hobby packs, while "R" are only in retail.

FFA-AH A.J. Hinch

FFA-AJ Aaron Judge

FFA-AK Adam Kennedy H

FFA-AR Amed Rosario

FFA-BA Brad Ausmus

FFA-BEB Bert Blyleven

FFA-BF Bob Friend

FFA-BH Bryce Harper

FFA-BJ Bill James

FFA-BM Bill Madlock

FFA-BR Brad Radke

FFA-BV Bobby Valentine

FFA-CC Chris Chambliss

FFA-CJ Charles Johnson

FFA-CN Charles Nagy H

FFA-DJ David Justice

FFA-DJ Derek Jeter

FFA-DK Don Kessinger

FFA-DL Derek Lowe

FFA-DR Dave Roberts

FFA-DW Dave Winfield

FFA-FL Francisco Lindor

FFA-FM Felix Millan

FFA-GM Gary Matthews

FFA-GP Gary Pettis

FFA-HA Hank Aaron

FFA-HB Homer Bush

FFA-HL Hector Lopez

FFA-JA Jose Altuve

FFA-JB Jim Bouton

FFA-JCO Joey Cora

FFA-JLE Jim Leyland

FFA-JM Jose Mesa

FFA-JP Jim Perry

FFA-JT John Thorn

FFA-JTO Joe Torre

FFA-KA Kevin Appier H

FFA-KB Kris Bryant

FFA-KF Keith Foulke

FFA-LC Luis Castillo

FFA-MB Marty Barrett

FFA-MK Michael Kay

FFA-ML Michael Lewis H

FFA-MS Matt Stairs

FFA-MST Mike Stanton

FFA-MT Mike Trout

FFA-MTI Mike Timlin H

FFA-OM Orlando Merced

FFA-PG Phil Garner

FFA-PN Pat Neshek

FFA-RA Rich Aurilia H

FFA-RD Rafael Devers

FFA-RF Ray Fosse

FFA-RF Roy Face

FFA-RH Rhys Hoskins

FFA-RN Robb Nen

FFA-RP Rico Petrocelli

FFA-SK Sandy Koufax

FFA-SO Shohei Ohtani

FFA-SS Shannon Stewart

FFA-TB Tom Browning

FFA-TL Tony La Russa

FFA-TP Troy Percival

FFA-TS Terry Steinbach

FFA-TS Ted Simmons

FFA-VR Victor Robles

FFA-WB Wally Backman

FFA-WW Willie Wilson


1993 Topps Coming Attraction Autographs

Each 1993 Topps Coming Attraction Autograph is also available in the following parallels.

  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Gold (one-of-one)

CA-AH Austin Hays

CA-AR Amed Rosario

CA-AV Alex Verdugo

CA-CF Clint Frazier

CA-DF Dustin Fowler

CA-DS Dominic Smith

CA-FM Francisco Mejia

CA-GT Gleyber Torres

CA-HB Harrison Bader

CA-JC J.P. Crawford

CA-JF Jack Flaherty

CA-ND Nicky Delmonico

CA-NW Nick Williams

CA-OA Ozzie Albies

CA-RA Ronald Acuna

CA-RD Rafael Devers

CA-RH Rhys Hoskins

CA-SO Shohei Ohtani

CA-VR Victor Robles

CA-WB Walker Buehler


The Sandlot Autographs

This is an autographed parallel of the The Sandlot insert set -- all except for Hercules. Hercules is a dog, and that would be ungainly. (Although it should be noted, 2007 Allen & Ginter Worlds Champions featured a "Paw-tograph" of a dog.)

Each card is also available in the following parallels.

  • Silver (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 25 copies; Hobby only)
  • Gold (one-of-one)

NOTE: Card SLA-MS was exclusive to Hobby packs.

SLA-AYYM Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan

SLA-BW Bertram Grover Weeks

SLA-DME David Mickey Evans

SLA-HHP Hamilton "Ham" Porter

SLA-KD Kenny DeNunez

SLA-MSP Michael "Squints" Palledorous

SLA-SS Scotty Smalls

SLA-TIM Timmy Timmons

SLA-TOM Tommy Timmons

SLA-WP Wendy Peffercorn

SLA-MS Karen Allen H "Mrs. Smalls"


Topps Rookie History Autographs

This set is exclusive to Hobby packs.

RHA-AK Al Kaline

RHA-BJ Bo Jackson

RHA-BR Brooks Robinson

RHA-CB Craig Biggio

RHA-CJ Chipper Jones

RHA-CRJ Cal Ripken , Jr.

RHA-DE Dennis Eckersley

RHA-DG Dwight Gooden

RHA-DJ Derek Jeter

RHA-DM Don Mattingly

RHA-DW Dave Winfield

RHA-FT Frank Thomas

RHA-GS Gary Sheffield

RHA-HA Hank Aaron

RHA-I Ichiro

RHA-JB Jeff Bagwell

RHA-JD Johnny Damon

RHA-JP Jim Palmer

RHA-JS John Smoltz

RHA-MP Mike Piazza

RHA-MT Mike Trout

RHA-OS Ozzie Smith

RHA-PM Pedro Martinez

RHA-RA Roberto Alomar

RHA-RJ Reggie Jackson

RHA-RY Robin Yount

RHA-SK Sandy Koufax

RHA-TG Tom Glavine

RHA-TR Tim Raines


Originals Autographs

These buyback autographs are exclusive to Hobby packs. As such, the checklist has yet to be released.

1993 Topps All-Stars Dual Autographs

Each 1993 Topps All-Stars Dual Autograph is serial-numbered to 25 copies and also available in a one-of-one Gold Foil parallel.

DA-AS Jose Altuve / George Springer

DA-BT Mike Trout / Kris Bryant

DA-HW Rhys Hoskins / Nick Williams

DA-PK Troy Percival / Craig Kimbrel

DA-RP Jim Palmer / Brooks Robinson

DA-RS Dominic Smith / Amed Rosario

DA-SG Tom Glavine / John Smoltz

DA-WJ Dave Winfield / Aaron Judge