2022 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Active Player Edition Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph

“Wouldn’t this card look great with an on-card autograph?”

That phrase is something many collectors say when opening various products. Thanks to buyback products like Archives Signature Series now you can have authentic Topps autographs on those great looking cards.

Packaged inside each box of 2022 Topps Archives Signature Series is (1) on-card autographed buyback card. Every card is encased in a holder, and serial numbered. Autographs can come on older base cards and relics. Finding dual autographs is also possible. This is the Active Player Edition which means all autograph subjects are currently still playing.

Over the years I’ve had my share of good luck with this product. I’ve pulled a few 1/1’s including a Mike Trout autograph. Having one card per box is quite the gamble.

One of these years it would be great to see Topps use some Living Set cards. I believe they would look great with on-card autographs.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Sixto Sanchez 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Buyback Auto #’ed/65
Autograph is signed over a darker portion of the card.

Card of the Day: Goose Gossage 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Silver Signature #285

Card of the Day: Luol Deng 2004-05 Bowman Signature Gold #77

Card of the Day: Wade Miley 2008 Razor Signature Series #45

Card of the Day: Randy Johnson 1995 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Special Edition Silver Signature #123

Card of the Day: J.D. Drew 1998 Donruss Signature Series #129

2019 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball (Active Player Edition) Hobby Box Break & Review

“Wouldn’t this card look nice with an on-card autograph?”.  That’s the question Topps answers each year with the release of Archives Signature Series.  That goes for the Active Player and Retired Player Edition.  I’ve had quite a bit of luck with this brand before.  In 2017 I pulled a Mike Trout autograph #’ed 1/1.  Last year I got a Starling Marte autograph #’ed 1/1.  No duds for me.  Now I didn’t get another 1/1 autograph this time, but it is a decent card of a pitcher doing well this year.

Buyback autographs are what keep the heart of this product beating.  Each box contains (1) encased buyback autograph of a currently active MLB player.  Just under (100) different MLB players have autographs in here.  Many with multiple cards.

For those of you unfamiliar with what a buyback autograph is, here’s a little refresher.  Topps will buy up a ton of cards they issued in the past.  They then get players to sign those cards.  Topps then foil stamps the cards with the “Archives Signature Series” logo.  The cards are then placed in BCW holders for their protection.

A single box will cost just under $50.  If you think that’s too expensive for one card, I’d recommend sticking to picking up singles on the secondary market.  Its amazing how far an on-card autograph on a simple base card can go.  Lots of past Topps designs are improved with an on-card autograph.

Very simple and to the point.  I’ve always said cards with a simple design are the most attractive.

Wondering if your favorite player has cards in here?  Take a look.  The amount of cards per player and the serial numbering varies.

Here is what I pulled:

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  • Michael Soroka 2015 Bowman Draft Buyback Auto #’ed/79

Card of the Day: John Goodman 2003 Upper Deck Yankees Signature Series Pride of New York Auto

Card of the Day: Jimmy Connors 2017 Leaf Signature Series Auto

Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Richard Nebe Jr. on being the lucky winner of the Shinobu Asagoe 2005 Ace Authentic Signature Series Relic #’ed/500.  Once Richard Nebe Jr. sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!