2017 Topps Archives Signatures Series Postseason Edition Focuses on Retired Players


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2017 Topps Archives Signatures Series Postseason Edition Baseball is the second set of autographed buybacks of the year. Arriving not too long after the release of an active player product, this one revolves around retired players who were standouts in October and November.

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition Hobby Box

Each 2017 Topps Archives Signatures Series Postseason Edition box comes with just one card, an autographed buyback of the featured player. These are original Topps cards from the past that have been repurchased by Topps and signed by the player.

Like other Topps Archives Signature Series releases, there’s an added foil stamp put on the card. Not only does it highlight the card being a certified buyback, but it’s a potential safeguard against fakes. The stamp also notes that the card is from this specific Postseason release.

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Postseason Edition Logo

Among the signers in the product are a couple of players who haven’t had many signed cards from the company in several years. Before 2017, Jim Thome’s last autographed Topps cards came out in 2009. There’s also Japanese great Hideki Matsui who didn’t have a Topps autograph between 2011 and 2016. And even then, he had a very limited number to begin with.


2017 Topps Archives Signatures Series Postseason Edition Baseball at a glance:

Packs per box: 1
Cards per pack: 1
Boxes per case: 20
Release date: November 8, 2017

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographed Buyback Cards – 1

2017 Topps Archives Signatures Series Postseason Edition Checklist

Topps has not released a full checklist of every individual card in 2017 Topps Archives Signatures Series Baseball Postseason Edition. Here is the list of the 67 players who did sign for the product:

Hank Aaron
Sandy Alomar Jr.
Steve Avery
Pat Borders
Ron Cey
Roger Clemens
Jeff Conine
Johnny Damon
Eric Davis
Lenny Dykstra
Dennis Eckersley
David Eckstein
Jim Edmonds
Cecil Fielder
Rollie Fingers
Carlton Fisk
Keith Foulke
Tom Glavine
Juan Gonzalez
Roy Halladay
Charlie Hayes
Rickey Henderson
Kent Hrbek
Reggie Jackson
Derek Jeter
Andruw Jones
Chipper Jones
Cleon Jones
David Justice
Ray Knight
Paul Konerko
Sandy Koufax
John Kruk
Tony La Russa

Barry Larkin
Tommy Lasorda
Derek Lowe
Edgar Martinez
Hideki Matsui
Paul Molitor
Paul O’Neill
Jesse Orosco
David Ortiz
Tony Pena
Andy Pettitte
Lou Pinella
Tim Raines
Edgar Renteria
Jose Rijo
Cal Ripken Jr.
Brooks Robinson
Alex Rodriguez
Chris Sabo
Ryne Sandberg
Manny Sanguillen
Curt Schilling
John Smoltz
Jim Thome
Luis Tiant
Jason Varitek
Frank Viola
Omar Vizquel
Tim Wakefield
Bernie Williams
Matt Williams
Tony Womack
Kevin Youkilis

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


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A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. Marc 9 November, 2017 at 20:18

    Really glad with all the Johnny Damon stuff that Topps is putting out this year, but I wish that they would not release the same repurchased base card in subsequent and similar products. An example is his 94′ Bowman’s Best last year was #’rd to 3, this year the same card was repurchased and is #’rd to 1. Why not make it the refractor version instead? Still, this is one is better than the Active Player version- what rubbish that is!

  2. Ben 26 November, 2017 at 02:51

    Why can’t/won’t Topps release a full checklist??? Certainly they have one, why keep us in the dark?

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