Thursday, November 14, 2013

2012 Topps Archives Retail


Hope everyone is doing well.  We've seen the Value Pack and the Hobby versions already, but how about a regular old retail pack?  No, you weren't interested because you've seen the cards already?  Well, too bad, because thanks to the Target discount bin, you get a pack of 2012 Topps Archives Retail!

The designs from the 1954, 1971, 1980, and 1984 sets are represented here.  Here's what I got:

#146 – Jarrod Parker (RC)
#193 – Lonnie Chisenhall
#15 – Madison Bumgarner

Players are grouped 50 per year, and the years are presented chronologically.   That's a 200-card base set for the numbers-impaired.

#73 – Shaun Marcum
#132 – Ben Zobrist
#635 – Robin Yount

It's a Zobrist sammich as Ben is flanked by two members of the Brew-crew.  The Yount is a reprint of his 1977 card.  Yay for inserts!

#29 – B.J. Upton
#79 – Ervin Santana
#131 – Elvis Andrus

And here's some backs for you:

Wait, what?  Why is Robin dancing on the back of his card?

Well, that's good to know.  He seemed to be an alright pitcher, based on his page.  Just don't send any TTM requests, OK?

Anyway, that's the pack.  More later...thanks for reading!

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