BOX BUSTERS LIVE: 2013 Topps Archives baseball cards — Watch the replay and win our boxes!

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The latest Box Busters Live has come and gone — but you still can win one of three boxes. Watch the video to find out how … start at the 3:30 mark as we had some technical difficulties. Deadline for entering is June 22.

Who: Beckett Media’s Chris Olds, Susan Lulgjuraj, Brian Fleischer  — and you.

What: Box Busters Live — an absolutely free live video chat and box-breaking experience where you ask the questions, you get the answers … and you may even get the cards.

When: Today starting at 1 p.m. Central time. It will run about two hours, maybe a tad longer to finish ripping. (We’ll chat about and rip all four boxes before they can be yours.)

Where: The video portal will be right here above. You can join in on the discussions by leaving comments right here on this post, chatting via our Google Hangout, watching on YouTube or commenting to us on Twitter.

The product: The newest edition of the reigning Beckett Baseball Product of the Year, Topps Archives.

— Need to see the checklist from Topps? Click here. —

 

123 Comments

  1. jeff kane
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I have been waiting to see these, I love the rock auto’s .

  2. Cory Furlong
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I am in a case rip tonight and have the Cubbies and Padres. Need some Sandberg and Gwynn love tonight. My first question is what is the card stock like?

  3. Z-Show
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Me too. Besides the Axl of course, I’m looking forward to seeing the Scott Ian auto. Most of the other guys/gals (Lita) were included in the 2008 Spectrum or in a Pop Century release. It’s cool to have a few first timers.

  4. Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Dibs on any Rangers pulls.

  5. Rock N Roll
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    YES!!!! LET’S GET THIS STARTED!

  6. david
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    If you pull any of the Mike Greenwells, I’d love to have them!

  7. D. Pardo
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Let the ripping begin!!!

  8. Rock N Roll
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m ready. We’re ready Olds.

  9. kris
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    wheres that nice looking past & present box that you were going to display?

  10. Joe Skaf
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    lets see you pull a Nolan Ryan ! ! ! ! !

  11. Kyle
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I enter the contest if all you need is a comment. By the way if you hit a sp error card I am gonna be jealous!

  12. Geoff
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Any idea how they choose which players–both past and present–are included in the set?

  13. larry robidoux
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Are all the autos on card and are there redemptions also??

  14. Ben Wilson (@ourtradingcards)
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I love that Topps is bringing back the Retro look. I loved the 68′ deckle look last year. And I love seeing more obscure autos. Bob Welch? That’s awesome! I hope they do this at least a few more years, so we can see current players on 70’s/80’s cards.

  15. James
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    what are the odd per boxes for a auto or relic?

  16. Steve Osowski
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Any inscription autographs announced, like Oil Can for Dennis Boyd, and Dutch for Darren Daulton that you know of inserted in the product?

  17. CL
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    So far, so good. With all fo the Topps products coming out in the last 30-45 days, do you think collectors will gravitate to Archives over GQ, Hertiage, etc.?

  18. Ben Wilson (@ourtradingcards)
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    FUMBLE!!! That’s probably the stack of cards “I” will randomly win! Thanks Chris!

  19. Ann Hensel
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Archives was my favorite set last year. I would love to win one of these boxes.

    I saw retail chase cards listed on the checklist that you linked here. Do you know if those are the Target retro All-Star exclusives that Topps posted on Twitter a couple of days ago? Do you know what the odds are on those?

  20. James
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Any idea what the redemption cards for Vintage cards will get you? is it just going to be leftovers from the million card giveaway and things like that?

  21. Ben Wilson (@ourtradingcards)
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    2 Susans are even better than 1!!! Dibs on any and all A’s cards!!!

  22. Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Not impressed. Last year’s Archives blows this stuff away.

  23. Cam
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    S Bach might be a sleeper Rock auto too… My wife is a fan of Gilmore Girls the T.V show. He had a decent couple+ year spot on the show. He might have some extra fans that have interest in him.

  24. Yankees4671
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    How many cards per pack?

  25. Yankees4671
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    How about the “error” cards that pay tribute to errors of the past? Do you have odds on those? Are they SPs? Thanks for doing this Chris & co.

  26. James
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    How many cards are in the base set?

  27. James O
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    How many cards in the case set

  28. James Hartenbach
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Give me Anthrax! Er…I mean the Scott Ian AU

  29. kris
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    may I please have the Sebastian bach to go with my spectrum of the stars my favorite singer

  30. Chris D'Orso (@cdorso)
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Really enjoying this! Favorite set of the year, definitely.

  31. Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I love these Live Breaks!!!!

  32. Adidas70
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Really like these cards…Heavy metal auto hits/inserts. have fun collecting!

  33. CL
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I have a question above, but in case that didn’t count….count me in for the box 1 giveaway. Thanks!

  34. Ryan
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Harper gets the middle name treatment huh? I like the retro brands, I’m glad they’ve added another solid one and are sticking with it

  35. michael runyon
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    nice break even with the computer glitches. The dalton autograph is sweet

  36. CL
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    What is the biggest non-auto pull that you’d be happy with today? That Votto SP would be nice with his career path.

  37. Richard Hogenson
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Will topps ever reprint the 1952 set again?

  38. Ben Wilson (@ourtradingcards)
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    My ultimate top 4 for Archives: 52, 62, 65, 85; My least favorite 4 would be 57, 64, 76, 78

  39. Joe Skaf
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    nice pull Chris ! The 4 player card with Nolan Ryan on the Astros in box 2 !!!

  40. Z-Show
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Al Herbausky

  41. Andy York
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Loving the break, a lot better than work!!

  42. ken baker
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    cool cards!

  43. Yankees4671
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    This is great! I can’t wait to find these later today hopefully.

  44. kris
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    if i would have won i would have let you keep the jeters but im on your site watching, couldnt win, sorry

  45. Tim
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins

  46. James Hartenbach
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Ferguson Jenkins

    ***

  47. W. Ferrall
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I think the autograph was probably Fergie Jenkins.

  48. michael runyon
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    FERGIE JENKINS ONE Of the great cubs ever.

  49. Steve H.
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins redemption

  50. Ann Hensel
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    73 mini auto of Ferguson Jenkins? Yes please. I’ll take that box.

  51. CL
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Box 3 for me – Ferguson Jenkins

  52. Yankees4671
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins

  53. Z-Show
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins
    Been watching the whole thing and went to post comment and it shut me down:) Probably to late now!

  54. Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Cool to see what is in the set. Ferrgie Jenkins auto.

  55. CL
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Overall question for each of you – what keeps you interested in collecting day in day out, product after product?

  56. James O
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Ferguson Jenkins Redemption 29 box odds

  57. Cam
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins!!!! Sweet Card!!!!

  58. JOSHUA MORRIS
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    fergie jenkins

  59. kris
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    fergie jenkins, but i liked the lloyd moseby as well. not many of him i know of if any

  60. david
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    fergie jenkins!

  61. James O
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Thank You! Nice set. I want the Gallery of Heroes set!

  62. Cam
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Keith Miller had no agent when he signed and the Yanks ended up voiding the contract. He eventually became an agent to help younger players, because of what happened to himself.

  63. JOSHUA MORRIS
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Would love to have the Cliff Lee auto to bring home to the state of Arkansas!!!

  64. Richard hogenson
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Love topps archives.

  65. Andy York
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Love the hit of the Fergie Jenkins auto!

  66. Richard hogenson
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins

  67. CL
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Box 4 for me. Thanks for the live break and the giveaways!

  68. Tim Rash
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins !!! I’m so excited I actually got to watch it live this time!!! So fun to watch these!!! Chris and Susan your the best

    ***

  69. sandra e
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    overall, thumbs up

  70. kris
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    i really liked this product. will be getting some. never really had a doubt it would be fun. i am not against the lower end auto names. its nice to see different players we liked for a change

  71. Chuck
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Really like the legends on the different designs and the variety of inserts in this set.

    ***

  72. Rick
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Hope to get a few packs soon. Product looks cool

  73. Joe Cecil
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THE ONE BOX!!!!

  74. D. Pardo
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins was the redemption auto in box #3. Please :)

  75. MeMyselfAndI
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Definitely going to check this product out — ’85 and ’72 are 2 of my favorite designs.

  76. Tom
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to get my hands on these.

  77. Norman Carlisle
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins mini auto in box 3, would have liked to see it

  78. Joel
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    2013 Topps Archive is a great long term investment & perfect for breaks. Awesome variety-Great video – keep them coming!

  79. Robert Kale
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    I remember opening 1972 baseball cellos like it was yesterday. My Dad would stop home for lunch and serve us sandwiches (that’s when school gave you an hour for lunch) and a fresh pack of 72 cello’s!!

    Sharp cards!!!

  80. Jay
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Archives was the bomb last year, lookin forward to ripping some more here shortly!

  81. Dave Bartiromo
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Would love to win a box of Archives. Loved last year’s set. Looking forward to building this year’s as well.

  82. Greg Barlow
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Hey Chris, I think that one card you pulled earlier in the break, the one with the guy on the front with his back that had nothing about him, is one of the SP error cards I’ve heard about

  83. Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    As a lifelong Cubs fan, I gotta love that Fergie Jenkins.

  84. Dan
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I HATE HATE HATE that Topps keeps missing opportunities to put players on new designs. Just looking at the ’85 design this year – why wouldn’t they put Molitor, Yount and Brett on a design where those players haven’t already been pictured (i.e. 1972). Still waiting for Molitor to get his own 1978 design “RC.”

  85. Posted May 31, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    NOT BAD

  86. Randall
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Been looking forward to this set. But there is a Tristar card show this weekend in Houston and “my” dealer won’t have them in yet. Big Bummer. :(

  87. Christopher
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Everyone knows of the Frank Thomas No Name on Front from the 1990 Topps. It would have been cool if they threw in a few Scare Error cards with the No Name on Front. Maybe the scarcity of #/10 or #/5. That cards look cool either way. Love it.

  88. Dondria Yost
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins!!!!!

  89. Bill Durbin
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Nice break’s Chris. This is a nice product. I missed most of the live video due to work. I did watch the replay and enjoyed all. I guess you won’t buy any product since they left Swisher out! LOL. Thanks for taking the time and doing these breaks.

  90. Bobby
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    this is my comment to try & win a box (too bad it can’t be box #2)…but to actually have some relevance, the 90s gold parallels look REALLY good.

  91. TheCardMan64
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Always a fun product to break.

  92. TheCardMan64
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    the autograph was Fergie Jenkins

  93. TheCardMan64
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Like the Box Topper in Box 4!

  94. Cool Hand
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Who is Fergie Jenkins?

  95. Jason Taylor
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    As a vintage guy, I love when Topps uses the retro designs for new players. I know a lot of folks think it’s lazy, but I love the old designs.

  96. Jonathan Lynch
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Looks awesome, defo gonna have to pick some up

  97. Posted June 1, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m loving Archives more and more each year and +1’s to the 90’s designs as I was a child growing up in that decade. Keep it coming Topps!

  98. Michael Windsor
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Like the annual Archives installment from Topps. Picked up 2 boxes today. Pulled a Leta Ford Hard Rock auto which was double-signed, front and back.

  99. Allen
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Cool product. I hope they keep this up and keep throwing in all the cool inserts. Would love to see the gold embossed cards from the 60s or even the metal cards from the mid 80s.

  100. Mitch
    Posted June 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Interesting set, don’t know how I feel about the Heavy Metal inclusion. That seems like more of a Ginter subset. For Archives, I do actually like the fact that the Fan Favorites are less prominent players. It could actually be an attainable complete Auto set to go after. I like that they group the bigger names into another subset.

  101. James
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    I loved it last year, and im back in this year.

  102. Robert Belenzon
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Nice cards, but wish they would make an Archives Reserve set.
    Top Auto was the the Fergie Jenkins ’73 mini auto.
    thanks Bob

  103. afff
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    i don’t mind this set because it brings back the old look, i think i will pick up a box or 2

  104. Kurt S
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    I like that you had the additional information about the odds, in particular the error cards, handy.

  105. Das Kev
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Love the Archive collections. Looking for a Welch signature. 90 was his CYA year w/ 27 victories. Nice card.

  106. Tom Waldron
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Love the Arcives loved the deckle and the silk cards lasy year. I would like to see Opeechee inserts instead ov the vensualian is that going to be I haven’t seen the info list yet . I would love to win a box of anything thanks
    tw

  107. DrMitchJ
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I didn’t think they could topp (LOL) last year’s archive set, but with the great looking 1972 card design … how can I stay away?? The Heavy Metal cards are a little out of left field for me, but … whatever, they’re cool, but NOT why I would buy a box. Love the Basketball design insert and the McCutchen Football design card is awesome.
    Great break video, but 2 hours?!?! That’s quite a long investment of time … maybe in the future you can streamline the video to an hour? Maybe without the glitches it’ll be more efficient.

  108. Nathan Crandell
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I liked the gallery cards and some of the color, feels familiar to old stadium club. I really like the gallery, I might even have to buy some singles.

  109. John Hawkins
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Ferguson Jenkins

  110. Matthew
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    my comment, thanks

  111. Chris Wardner
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Ferguson Jenkins!!! Legit!

  112. Justin
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank s for the contest Beckett,
    the autograph was Fergie Jenkins

  113. Paul
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    In really dig the Gallery of Heroes! Is there a reason they are included as a stain glass window?

  114. Meaghann Grey
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins

  115. Posted June 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    My question is if you could spend the day with any one guy who has a card in the product who would it be and what would you do together? Personally I would hang out with Derek jeter cause he’s my favorite player and probably is a cool guy

  116. Posted June 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    And the auto was ferguson Jenkins what a sick card I saw a guy pull his rookie out of the sbay super boxes pretty cool I commented and left a question so hopefully I am entered

  117. Mike Henry
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins and archives rock!!!

  118. Scott Giles
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I would live that Frank White auto! Topps Archive is a cool product! Beckett Rocks!

  119. Scott Giles
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins 73 mini auto

  120. Scott Giles
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Three boxes here, box topper on the last

  121. Posted June 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I love archives. Topps Archives football especially.

  122. steve.
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Fergie Jenkins

  123. Nick Mikulicich
    Posted June 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    The Fergie Jenkins redemption auto is a great card. All 3 of your boxes had nice auto hits. Archives is a fun product.

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