The vets and rookies got their set. Now it’s the past’s turn. 2019 Topps Archives Signature Series: Retired Player Edition brings back the buyback line for another batch of autographs.
The concept remains the same. Each box has just one card and it’s a buyback — an original Topps card from the past — that has been signed.
Autographs come on-card. Each is also numbered and given a foil stamp signifying it’s from this particular release.
Typically, those signing for the set sign lots of different cards. Not only does this make for make cards to potentially chase, most individual cards are actually quite rare in the numbering sense. That said, due to the nature of the product, complete checklists are not available.
The buybacks come from a variety of sets and years. They can be base cards or inserts. The occasional memorabilia card can also make its way into the mix.
2019 Topps Archives Signature Series: Retired Player Edition at a glance:
Cards per pack: 1
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 20
Release date: October 2, 2019
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autograph Buybacks – 1
2019 Topps Archives Signature Series: Retired Player Edition Checklist
Due to the nature of the set, a full checklist of exact buyback cards and print runs is not known. However, Topps did release a list of the 93 players featured in the set.
Sandy Alomar Jr.
Cal Ripken Jr.