Just Like Many Collectors, I Too Bought Some 2012 Topps Archives!!! Come See The Stuff…
Finally, after seeing many bloggers post their haul from 2012 Topps Archive, I can show mine off too.
It took my local Wal-Mart a few more days than normal to put this new release on their shelves, but this morning they had it – so I bought it.
To be exact, I bought a box. I believe it is called a ‘Hobby Box.’
The configuration is 8 packs, with 8 cards per pack. I paid $19.99 for it.
Let me start by saying that I love the packaging. This is the first time that I have ever purchased an Archives product in this fashion, and if they all look this good and take me back to my youth, I will be back for more.
Here is what the packs look like:
It’s like 1986 all over again!!! 🙂
OK, and now on to the good stuff – the results!!
The Heyward is nice. The Braun is sweeter. But that Joe Morgan Deckle Edge is right up this collector’s alley!!!
My first Marlins card from the set – Josh Johnson. I really like the 1984 reprints of Young and Santana too…
That David Price card is nice. And in just three packs, I have my second Josh Beckett card (at least they are different. The Cabrera ‘floater’ is funny – I know that there is a Jim Palmer one out there that I am going to have to get for my PC.
My most star-studded pack so far with 4 HOFer’s – Mantle, Carew, Jeter, and Chipper!!
I have finally pulled my first Relic card from a pack – Hall of Famer, Phil Niekro!!!! YES!!! And that Clemente 3-D card is pretty sweet too. And then there is Ty Cobb…
I believe that these are ‘Giancarlo’ Stanton’s first cards with his new name on them – pulling two from the same pack is pretty sweet. I like that 1980 Darryl Strawberry card also.
A very nice mix of Cy Young winners and Hall of Famers for my last pack. I like that 1982 ‘In Action’ card of Tony Gwynn – takes me right back to my youth!!
And there you have it – every single card from the box.
I have to say that this is my favorite release so far of 2012. I like the vintage designs, and Topps does a great job of mixing in old-school players with the modern guys.
I will definitely be collecting the Marlins team set from this issue, no doubt about it.
**If you see anything in here that you like, let me know. Maybe we can work something out via trade. I am only planning on keeping the cards I want for my player and team collections, so everything else is up for grabs!!!
Thanks for reading.