2018 Topps Archives Signature Series: Active Player Edition Baseball Details, Player List

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The idea behind 2018 Topps Archives Signature Series: Active Player Edition is a simple one. Every box gives you one card — an autograph from a current player done on a pre-existing card.

The Active Player Edition qualifier points towards the types of signatures collectors can expect. This is a line dedicated to current veterans and young players.

Every card comes hard-signed directly on an original Topps card from the past. These are then numbered and a foil stamp added noting the product and adding a layer of authenticity.

2018 Topps Archives Signature Series Baseball Active Player Edition Trevor Story

The Topps Archives Signature Series line has been doing autographed buybacks for a couple of years now. If past releases are any indication, collectors should expect a lot of cards with low numbering. That’s because the number of possibilities is wide open, able to draw from plenty of base cards and inserts over the years. Memorabilia cards may also be part of the mix.

Typically, Topps doesn’t release a full comprehensive checklist for Archives Signature Series sets beyond who the signers are.

2018 Topps Archives Signature Series: Active Player Edition at a glance:

Cards per pack: 1
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 20
Release date: July 11, 2018

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographed Buyback Cards – 1

2018 Topps Archives Signatures Series: Active Play Checklist

The following is a full list of players appearing in the product. An official checklist of specific cards and print runs has not been released.

Yonder Alonso
Jose Altuve
Christian Arroyo
Harrison Bader
Javier Baez
Tim Beckham
Adrian Beltre
Jose Berrios
Charlie Blackmon
Justin Bour
Alex Bregman
Kris Bryant
Byron Buxton
Carlos Carrasco
Khris Davis
Rafael Devers
Josh Donaldson
Sean Doolittle
Brian Dozier
Adam Duvall
Edwin Encarnacion
Clint Frazier
Tyler Glasnow
Paul Goldschmidt
Marwin Gonzalez
Jon Gray
Didi Gregorius
Yuli Gurriel
Mitch Haniger
Ian Happ
Bryce Harper
Josh Harrison
Raisel Iglesias
Aaron Judge
Max Kepler
Craig Kimbrel
Jake Lamb
Francisco Lindor
Manny Machado
Trey Mancini
Starling Marte
Steven Matz
Andrew McCuthen
Francisco Mejia
Jordan Montgomery
Aaron Nola
Matt Olson
Joc Pederson
Dustin Pedroia
Stephen Piscotty
David Price
Jose Ramirez
Amed Rosario
Chris Sale
Carlos Santana
Kyle Seager
Luis Severino
Blake Snell
George Springer
Trevor Story
Dansby Swanson
Raimel Tapia
Eric Thames
Ronald Torreyes
Mike Trout
Alex Wood
Bradley Zimmer

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  1. Richard 27 March, 2018 at 11:35

    I wonder what the cost /pack will be.
    One thing for certain, these players did not just sign a card or two. Likely they signed a pile of cards which will eventually get stamped and inserted into the products.

    I do like the concept of stamping the products though.

    Quite frankly, I’d be much more happy if they did a product like leaf used to do back in the 90’s. Buy-backs are great as bonus cards but when they issue them by themselves it kind of loses its shine.

    • Ryan Cracknell 1 April, 2018 at 22:53

      @Richard — It should be comparable with last year — around $50-ish per box at release.

  2. Joseph Abrams 27 March, 2018 at 17:53

    Love the idea but the cost is going to be crazy. Probably $100 per pack. Rhis would have been better if these waa inserted in packs throughout the year. They could do that forever. Just my thought.

    • Ryan Cracknell 1 April, 2018 at 23:03

      @Joseph — It will likely be much less than $100 (I suspect around $50 at release). They’ve been doing sets like this for a couple of years in case you’re wondering what to expect.

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