When it comes to retro designs and on-card autographs, 2015 Topps Archives Signature Series sure takes the cake… and then some. I’m a huge fan of on-card autographed buyback cards. We see Topps issue products like Heritage and their regular Archives sets on a yearly basis using reprinted old designs with on-card autographs. But this really takes it to another level.
Inside each box you’ll find (1) encased autographed buyback card. When I first saw the sales sheet for this product I thought it was going to be expensive. I could’ve been more wrong. It probably is one of the cheapest products on the market. Boxes seem to be selling for $55.00. That’s a lot cheaper than what I was expecting. You get that high-end experience without the high cost. This is a trend I’m beginning to see with a lot of Topps products, and I like it.
Not every single box is going to contain a life changing autograph though. By now everyone should realize that. Pulling a Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, or Nolan Ryan is always nice. Topps included some great vintage cards from guys like that. Collectors are willing to spend tons for them too. Even if you don’t pull a big dollar player, there is a very good chance that card you do pull will look quite nice. Topps has created some of the most memorable sets in history. I’m sure many collectors have looked at certain base cards from products and said “Wouldn’t this card look nice if it were autographed?”. Well now it is. I think the old Stadium Club cards from the 90’s came out the best. All that great photography is now accompanied with an on-card autograph.
I would like to see this format done more often. More card companies need to make products like this as long as the price can stay generally the same. No base cards, on-card autographs, and a cheap price while giving you that high-end feel. WELL DONE TOPPS!!!
Here is what I pulled:
- John Olerud 2003 Topps Buyback Auto #’ed/17