Category Archives: 2012 Topps Archives ‘1977 Topps Cloth Stickers’

I Have Completed My 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Stickers’ Set And It Looks G-R-E-A-T!!!! Check it out!!!

I Have Completed My 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Stickers’ Set And It Looks G-R-E-A-T!!!!  Check it out!!!

As we rapidly approach the release of the new 2013 Topps Archives set, I am very excited to announce that I have completed one of the two subsets from last year’s set that I had been working on – ’77 Cloth Stickers.

I decided to build this set just a few months ago, but thanks to some great trades and donations plus a few card show purchases, I was able to wrap this one up rather quickly.

The set features a solid mix of both vintage and current ball players, and Topps did a great job of staying true to the original design from the ’77 set.  I especially like that Topps chose age-appropriate images of the legends in the set as many of them could have been from 1977.

Here is a look at the complete set:

CLOTH STICKER SET A

CLOTH STICKER SET B

CLOTH STICKER SET C

CLOTH STICKER SET D

The set looks really, really nice.  And I am strongly considering putting this one in an album versus leaving them in penny sleeves and top loaders.  I think that showcasing the set in this manner will do the set a lot more justice this way.

I cannot wait to see what surprises the 2013 Archives set may bring!!!

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Willie Stargell 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Willie Stargell 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

This one is a great one, featuring one of the most celebrated players from the 1970’s – Willie Stargell!!!

CLOTH STARGELL

Stargell was the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Pirates team.  His ability to lead the squad with his ability to drive in runs and collect timely hits made him a favorite among his teammates and fans.

This ’77 Cloth Sticker card from the 2012 Topps Archives set captures Stargell very well.  And I love his signature – nice and clean!!

 

Starlin Castro 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Starlin Castro 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

I tell you what, while some of the modern cards from this set don’t work as well as the legends, this one of Starlin Castro passes the test with flying colors!!

Here is the card:

CLOTH CASTRO

Castro has been a very impressive player since making his major league debut in 2010 as a 20-year old.

At the start of the 2013 baseball season Castro already had 529 career hits – a very impressive and strong start to what can become a legendary career.

Stock up on those rookie cards now folks!!!

Jim Rice 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Jim Rice 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

I’ve scored another sticker for the set – and I am getting closer and closer to the finish line!!!

The card below is the Jim Rice sticker from the 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Sticker’ set.

CLOTH RICE

And if you asked me, I think Topps did a great job with their image selection for this card.

So much better than the posed portrait used for his original card from the 1977 Topps baseball card set!!!

Cliff Lee 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Cliff Lee 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Shout-Out to loyal reader and friend of the blog, Q, for the donation of this baseball card.

The card is from the 2012 Topps Archives baseball card set.  And it is actually a sticker from the ’77 Cloth Stickers’ subset.

Have a look:

CLIFF LEE STICKER

I’m working on completing this set, and this Cliff Lee card from the set gets me one step closer.

Lee is off to a great start to his 2013 baseball season – and as a guy that watches a lot of National League East baseball, it is nice to see him rebounding from his 2012 season.

Thanks again Q!!!

Gary Carter 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

Gary Carter 2012 Topps Archives ’77 Cloth Stickers

When I first examined the checklist for this set I was very excited to see that Gary Carter was included.

Carter was just starting to come into his own in the late 1970’s and while he had yet to find ultimate success in the majors while with the Expos, it was certainly a time in his career that he was honing his skills for the future push towards a World Series title.

I am very happy to see that Topps dug into their photo vault to secure an image of a very young Carter for this one!!!

CLOTH CARTER

A great addition to my 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Stickers’ set!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Ryan Braun 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Sticker’

Baseball Card Show Purchase #7 – Ryan Braun 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Sticker’

I had keyed my wantlist for the subsets I am building into my notepad on my IPhone prior to the show.  I was not certain that I was going to find any of them while there, but at least I would be prepared if I did…

Well, it turns out that I found a few – 3 to be exact!!

1 of the 3 is Ryan Braun’s card from the 2012 Topps Archives ‘Cloth Sticker’ set.

Here is the card:

SHOW 7

Braun looks great on this one – and Topps did a fantastic job with these.

I needed two cards from this set to complete it, and now with this Braun card out of the way, I am 1 card away from completing the set!!