2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Shifts Focus to Active Players

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

For the past couple of years, Topps Archives Signature Series has offered autographed buybacks of retired players. 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball takes a similar approach with regards to signed original cards. However, the checklist consists of active players this time around.

Each box of 2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball has just one card — a signed buyback. For those unfamiliar with buybacks, they’re essentially original cards that have been re-purposed. It’s kind of like sports card up-scaling.

Cards are signed on-card. They also have a foil stamp added noting that they come from this product. They also come in a holder to protect them.

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Machado

Individual cards are serial numbered. In past Topps Archives Signatures Series Baseball products, these numbers have generally been quite low but most players also signed several different cards.

According to the card maker, cards from both Topps- and Bowman-branded products can be found. Besides regular cards, freshly signed memorabilia cards and dual autographs are also randomly inserted.

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Auto Relic

2017 Topps Archvies Signature Series Baseball at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Boxes per case: 20
Release date: October 25, 2017

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographed Buyback Cards – 1

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

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