2012 Topps Archives

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2012 Topps Archives, a 241-card set, was released to retail May 17 and to the hobby on May 23, 2012. Due to restrictions on the number of retired players that can appear in a specific product alongside current MLB players, 2012 Archives can not be structured like the Archives sets of the 1990s and 2000s -- i.e. a set full of reprints. Instead, the set will feature current stars in a variety of classic designs along with a subset based on the All-Time Fan Favorites set of the 2000s.

Each 24-pack Hobby box is expected to yield two All-Time Fan Favorites autographs.

Distribution

Hobby: 24 packs per box, eight cards per pack (MSRP: $5). 10 boxes per case.

Blasters: (MSRP $19.99) contain 8 packs with 8 cards in each pack.

Rack packs: (MSRP $4.99) contain 14 cards.

Retail: (MSRP $3.09) contain 8 cards.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds Retail Rack Odds
Base 241 - 8:1 8:1 14:1
Short Set 200 - 8:1 8:1 14:1
All-Time Fan Favorites 41 - 1:4 1:4 1:4
Gold 240 - 1:12 1:12 1:12
Printing Plates 240 four-for-each 1:777 N/A N/A
Reprints 50 - 1:4 1:4 1:4
1977 Cloth Stickers 25 - 1:6 1:6 1:6
1967 Stickers 25 - 1:8 1:8 1:8
1968 3D 15 - 1:8 1:8 1:8
1969 Deckle Edge 15 - 1:12 1:12 1:12
1956 Relics 55 - 1:120 1:30 1:15
1958 Classic Combos 10 - N/A 1:32 1:32
1982 In Action 10 - N/A 1:32 1:32
1967 Stickers Printing Plates 25 four-for-each * N/A N/A
1968 3D Printing Plates 15 four-for-each * N/A N/A
1969 Deckle Edge Printing Plates 15 four-for-each * N/A N/A
1977 Cloth Printing Plates 25 four-for-each * N/A N/A
Reprints Printing Plates 50 four-for-each * N/A N/A
All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs Group A ? - 1:368 1:4500 1:1900
All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs Group B ? - 1:21 1:173 1:87
All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs Group C ? - 1:32 1:403 1:200
Originals Buyback ? ? 1:14:740 1:3,275 1:1,200
Originals Redemptions ? 100 1:44,200 1:9800 1:3600
Yu Darvish Autograph 1 - 1:1685 1:32,850 1:8680
Gary Carter Sticker Autograph 1 - 1:12,400 N/A ?
Hank Aaron Autographed 1994 Topps Archives Buyback 1 25 1:24,875 N/A ?
Topps Vault Redemptions ? 20 1:196,000 1:48,000 1:20,000
Framed 1983 Autographed Minis 25 25 1:995 N/A N/A
Autographed Originals 10 5 1:8292 N/A N/A

* Stated odds of finding an Insert Printing Plate: 1:1196/packs

Checklist

Base Set

1954 Design

1 Matt Kemp

2 Nick Swisher

3 Jered Weaver

4 Matt Garza

5 Freddie Freeman

6 Paul Goldschmidt

7 Cole Hamels

8 Matt Moore RC

9 Brett Gardner

10 Ryan Braun

11 Curtis Granderson

12 Pablo Sandoval

13 Mark Teixeira

14 Yadier Molina

15 Madison Bumgarner

16 Yunel Escobar

17 Mat Latos

18 Tom Seaver

19 Brandon Beachy

20 Robinson Cano

21 Jeremy Hellickson

22 Mickey Mantle

23 Chris Young

24 Lance Berkman

25 Dan Haren

26 Paul Konerko

27 Carl Crawford

28 Melky Cabrera

29 B. J. Upton

30 Jacoby Ellsbury

31 Joe Morgan

32 Adam Jones

33 Jon Lester

34 Jaime Garcia

35 Zack Greinke

36 Martin Prado

37 Jose Valverde

38 Billy Butler

39 Jackie Robinson

40 Nelson Cruz

41 Corey Hart

42 Aroldis Chapman

43 Wade Boggs

44 Cal Ripken, Jr.

45 Carlos Ruiz

46 John Danks

47 Drew Pomeranz RC

48 Grady Sizemore

49 Mike Moustakas

50 Albert Pujols


1971 Design

51 Roy Halladay

52 Geovany Soto

53 Adam Wainwright

54 Jemile Weeks

55 Jesus Montero RC

56 Alex Rodriguez

57 Josh Beckett

58 Tommy Hanson

59 Hunter Pence

60 Mariano Rivera

61 Brian McCann

62 Hanley Ramirez

63 Tim Hudson

64 Derek Holland

65 Jordan Zimmermann

66 Andrew McCutchen

67 Justin Verlander

68 Drew Storen

69 Ryan Zimmerman

70 Joey Votto

71 Jimmy Rollins

72 Ian Kinsler

73 Shaun Marcum

74 Ty Cobb

75 Reggie Jackson

76 Victor Martinez

77 Chipper Jones

78 Miguel Montero

79 Ervin Santana

80 Troy Tulowitzki

81 Adrian Beltre

82 Jose Reyes

83 Craig Kimbrel

84 Nyjer Morgan

85 Matt Holliday

86 Trevor Cahill

87 Clay Buchholz

88 Mike Schmidt

89 Lou Gehrig

90 Joe Mauer

91 Ted Lilly

92 Jordan Walden

93 Matt Harrison

94 Anibal Sanchez

95 Yoenis Cespedes RC

96 Phil Rizzuto

97 Brett Lawrie

98 Johan Santana

99 Brandon Belt

100 Miguel Cabrera


1980 Design

101 Adrian Gonzalez

102 Dee Gordon

103 Ricky Romero

104 Yovani Gallardo

105 Torii Hunter

106 Alex Gordon

107 Josh Johnson

108 Cliff Lee

109 Catfish Hunter

110 Jose Bautista

111 John Axford

112 Todd Helton

113 Ryan Howard

114 Jason Motte

115 Gio Gonzalez

116 Alex Avila

117 George Brett

118 Desmond Jennings

119 Yu Darvish RC

120 Tim Lincecum

121 Heath Bell

122 Dustin Pedroia

123 Ryan Vogelsong

124 Brandon Phillips

125 David Freese

126 Rickie Weeks

127 Evan Longoria

128 Shin-Soo Choo

129 Darryl Strawberry

130 Giancarlo Stanton

131 Elvis Andrus

132 Ben Zobrist

133 Mark Trumbo

134 Chris Carpenter

135 Mike Napoli

136 David Ortiz

137 Jason Heyward

138 Joe DiMaggio

139 Ivan Nova

140 Buster Posey

141 J. P. Arencibia

142 Ozzie Smith

143 Marco Scutaro

144 Ike Davis

145 Howie Kendrick

146 Jarrod Parker RC

147 Justin Masterson

148 R.A. Dickey

149 Dustin Ackley

150 Derek Jeter


1984 Design

151 Stephen Strasburg

152 Johnny Cueto

153 Felix Hernandez

154 Starlin Castro

155 Ichiro

156 Ubaldo Jimenez

157 Carlos Gonzalez

158 Michael Young

159 David Price

160 Prince Fielder

161 Chase Utley

162 Jayson Werth

163 Aramis Ramirez

164 Kevin Youkilis

165 Jay Bruce

166 CC Sabathia

167 Michael Pineda

168 Carlos Santana

169 Michael Morse

170 Justin Upton

171 Lucas Duda

172 James Shields

173 Daniel Hudson

174 Asdrubal Cabrera

175 Justin Morneau

176 Eric Hosmer

177 Shane Victorino

178 Adam Lind

179 Michael Bourn

180 David Wright

181 Matt Cain

182 Ian Kennedy

183 Dan Uggla

184 Jim Rice

185 Roberto Clemente

186 Brian Wilson

187 Nolan Ryan

188 Vance Worley

189 Babe Ruth

190 Josh Hamilton

191 Yogi Berra

192 Brad Peacock RC

193 Lonnie Chisenhall

194 Gary Carter

195 Brandon Morrow

196 Andrew Bailey

197 Allen Craig

198 Casey Kotchman

199 Mark Reynolds

200 Derek Jeter


All-Time Fan Favorites

Like the All-Time Fan Favorites set of the mid-00s, this subset features retired players done in the style, but are NOT reprints, of classic Topps cards. The ATFF subset is short-printed and seeded into packs at the rate of 1:4.

Card #241 was printed in much more limited quantities than the other 40 cards in the subset.

201 Don Mattingly 85

202 Mike Scott 87

203 Willie Mays 66

204 Ken Singleton 80

205 Bill Buckner 82

206 Dave Kingman 77

207 Vida Blue 76

208 Frank Howard 71

209 Will Clark 86

210 Sandy Koufax 66

211 Wally Joyner 87

212 Andy van Slyke 88

213 Bill Madlock 84

214 Mitch Williams 93

215 Brett Butler 92

216 Bake McBride 75

217 Luis Tiant 75

218 Dave Righetti 86

219 Cecil Cooper 81

220 Ken Griffey, Jr. 89

221 Jim Abbott 92

222 John Kruk 93

223 Cecil Fielder 91

224 Terry Pendelton 92

225 Ken Griffey, Sr. 77

226 Jay Buhner 97

227 John Olerud 93

228 Ron Gant 92

229 Roger McDowell 87

230 Lance Parrish 84

231 Jack Clark 88

232 George Bell 88

233 Oscar Gamble 82

234 Shawon Dunston 90

235 Ed Kranepool 70

236 Chili Davis 90

237 Robin Ventura 00

238 Jose Oquendo 88

239 Von Hayes 87

240 Sid Bream 92

241 Bryce Harper 84


Parallels

Cards 1-200 are available in the following parallels.

  • Gold (1:12/packs)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each, Hobby only).

Inserts

NOTE: Randomly inserted into Hobby packs are the printing plates for each insert. Each of the 130 inserts has a set of four plates.

Reprints

Each card is a full reproduction of a previously issued Topps card. To distinguish these inserts from the originals, each card is stamped with the Topps Archives logo on the front.

NOTE: This set is not sequentially-numbered. Therefore, we have checklisted this set by YEAR, CARD #, PLAYER.

52 243 Larry Doby

52 191 Yogi Berra

52 88 Bob Feller

53 62 Monte Irvin

53 191 Ralph Kiner

53 244 Willie Mays

55 164 Roberto Clemente

56 164 Harmon Killebrew

56 150 Duke Snider

56 110 Yogi Berra

59 338 Sparky Anderson

60 28 Brooks Robinson

61 287 Carl Yastrzemski

62 500 Duke Snider

62 70 Harmon Killebrew

64 440 Roberto Clemente

65 176 Willie McCovey

66 160 Whitey Ford

66 420 Juan Marichal

67 337 Joe Morgan

67 333 Fergie Jenkins

68 385 Catfish Hunter

68 575 Jim Palmer

68 80 Rod Carew

69 260 Reggie Jackson

69 440 Willie McCovey

69 95 Johnny Bench

70 300 Tom Seaver

70 712 Nolan Ryan

71 325 Juan Marichal

72 550 Brooks Robinson

73 230 Joe Morgan

74 130 Reggie Jackson

75 223 Robin Yount

75 228 George Brett

76 19 George Brett

77 635 Robin Yount

77 295 Gary Carter

78 530 Dave Winfield

79 116 Ozzie Smith

79 640 Eddie Murray

80 160 Eddie Murray

81 380 Willie Stargell

81 220 Tom Seaver

82IA 81 Jim Palmer

83 498 Wade Boggs

84 8 Don Mattingly

84 490 Cal Ripken, Jr.

85 660 Tony Gwynn

86 80 Darryl Strawberry


1977 Cloth

77C-JH Josh Hamilton

77C-WS Willie Stargell

77C-JR Jim Rice

77C-CC Chris Carpenter

77C-SC Steve Carlton

77C-JM Joe Morgan

77C-CL Cliff Lee

77C-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

77C-MS Giancarlo Stanton

77C-SCA Starlin Castro

77C-DJ Derek Jeter

77C-CG Curtis Granderson

77C-RC Rod Carew

77C-GB George Brett

77C-CH Catfish Hunter

77C-RJ Reggie Jackson

77C-KY Kevin Youkilis

77C-JB Johnny Bench

77C-AM Andrew McCutchen

77C-RY Robin Yount

77C-GC Gary Carter

77C-RH Roy Halladay

77C-JV Justin Verlander

77C-RB Ryan Braun

77C-EH Eric Hosmer


1967 Stickers

67S-JM Joe Mauer

67S-CK Clayton Kershaw

67S-MT Mark Teixeira

67S-JB Jose Bautista

67S-DJ Derek Jeter

67S-TT Troy Tulowitzki

67S-RH Ryan Howard

67S-RHA Roy Halladay

67S-AG Adrian Gonzalez

67S-RB Ryan Braun

67S-TL Tim Lincecum

67S-WM Willie Mays

67S-JH Josh Hamilton

67S-I Ichiro

67S-JP Jim Palmer

67S-TS Tom Seaver

67S-MM Mickey Mantle

67S-IK Ian Kennedy

67S-RM Roger Maris

67S-MR Mariano Rivera

67S-JV Justin Verlander

67S-PS Pablo Sandoval

67S-CY Carl Yastrzemski

67S-CG Carlos Gonzalez

67S-MC Miguel Cabrera


1968 3D

These cards are not sequentially-numbered.

Miguel Cabrera

CC Sabathia

Robinson Cano

Felix Hernandez

Nelson Cruz

Matt Kemp

Justin Upton

Dustin Pedroia

Joey Votto

Chase Utley

Mickey Mantle

Willie Mays

Babe Ruth

Al Kaline

Roberto Clemente


1969 Deckle Edge

69DE-1 Roy Halladay

69DE-2 Evan Longoria

69DE-3 Jose Bautista

69DE-4 Mike Napoli

69DE-5 David Freese

69DE-6 Ichiro

69DE-7 Joe Mauer

69DE-8 Bob Gibson

69DE-9 Juan Marichal

69DE-10 Orlando Cepeda

69DE-11 Carl Yastrzemski

69DE-12 Roberto Clemente

69DE-13 Willie Mays

69DE-14 Harmon Killebrew

69DE-15 Joe Morgan


In Action

82IA-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

82IA-I Ichiro

82IA-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

82IA-JH Josh Hamilton

82IA-JK John Kruk

82IA-KG Ken Griffey, Jr.

82IA-MN Mike Napoli

82IA-RC Roberto Clemente

82IA-TG Tony Gwynn

82IA-TT Troy Tulowitzki


1958 Classic Combos

58-LM Say Hey Meets Cy Young Willie Mays / Tim Lincecum

58-BH Corner Crushers George Brett / Eric Hosmer

58-CK Touch 'em All Tigers Miguel Cabrera / Al Kaline

58-KR Dodger Dominance Matt Kemp / Jackie Robinson

58-SC Keystone Connection Ryne Sandberg / Starlin Castro

58-SF Southpaw Bombers CC Sabathia / Whitey Ford

58-SH Franchise Phillies Mike Schmidt / Roy Halladay

58-YE Red Sox Stars Carl Yastremzki / Jacoby Ellsbury

58-KK "Hollywood Hurlers" Clayton Kershaw / Sandy Koufax

58-VB "Cincinnati Sluggers" Joey Votto / Johnny Bench


Autographs & Game-Used

All-Time Fan Favorites Autographs

NOTES

  • All autographs are on-card EXCEPT Gary Carter's, which is a sticker. Carter passed away before he was able to sign.
  • To commemorate his 1988 game in which he played at all nine positions, there are nine different Jose Oquendo cards (each with different photographs) in this set.
  • Sid Bream inscribed his cards with various Bible verses.

?? Bryce Harper SP EXCH

GC Gary Carter 75 SP (sticker)

YD Yu Darvish 86

FFA-AO Al Oliver 77

FFA-AOT Amos Otis 79

FFA-AVS Andy Van Slyke 88

FFA-BB Bob Boone 79

FFA-BBE Buddy Bell 81

FFA-BBU Bill Buckner 82

FFA-BG Bobby Grich 80

FFA-BH Bud Harrelson 69

FFA-BL Bill Lee 74

FFA-BM Bake McBride 75

FFA-BMA Bill Madlock 84

FFA-BOG Ben Oglivie 81

FFA-BP Boog Powell 71

FFA-BR Bobby Richardson 66

FFA-BRB Brett Butler 92

FFA-BT Bobby Thigpen 91

FFA-CC Cecil Cooper 81

FFA-CD Chili Davis 90

FFA-CF Cecil Fielder 91

FFA-CJ Cleon Jones 69

FFA-CL Carney Lansford 90

FFA-DD Doug DeCinces 80

FFA-DDR Doug Drabek 91

FFA-DG Dick Groat 61

FFA-DK Dave Kingman 77

FFA-DM Don Mattingly 85

FFA-DMA Dennis Martinez 92

FFA-DR Dave Righetti 86

FFA-EK Ed Kranepool 70

FFA-FH Frank Howard 71

FFA-GB George Bell 88

FFA-GF George Foster 78

FFA-GL Greg Luzinski 78

FFA-HA Hank Aaron 73 SP

FFA-JA Jim Abbott 92

FFA-JB Jay Buhner 97

FFA-JCH Joe Charboneau 81

FFA-JCL Jack Clark 88

FFA-JKE Jimmy Key 96

FFA-JKR John Kruk 88

FFA-JMC Jack McDowell 94

FFA-JO John Olerud 93

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 RF

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 P

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 2B

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 1B

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 SS

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 CF

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 3B

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 LF

FFA-JOQ Jose Oquendo 88 C

FFA-JW Jim Wynn 73

FFA-KG Ken Griffey, Sr. 77

FFA-KGJ Ken Griffey, Jr. SP EXCH

FFA-KS Ken Singleton 80

FFA-LP Lance Parrish 84

FFA-LT Luis Tiant 75

FFA-ML Mickey Lolich 73

FFA-MSC Mike Scott 87

FFA-MW Maury Wills 70

FFA-MWI Mitch Williams 92

FFA-OG Oscar Gamble 82

FFA-RG Ron Gant 92

FFA-RK Ron Kittle 84

FFA-RL Ray Lankford 98

FFA-RM Roger McDowell 87

FFA-RV Robin Ventura 00

FFA-SB Steve Balboni 86

FFA-SBR Sid Bream 92 (w/various Bible verse inscriptions)

FFA-SD Shawon Dunston 90

FFA-SK Sandy Koufax SP EXCH

FFA-SR Steve Rogers 83

FFA-TH Tommy Herr 86

FFA-TP Terry Pendelton 92

FFA-VB Vida Blue 76

FFA-VH Von Hayes 87

FFA-WB Wally Backman 86

FFA-WC Will Clark 86

FFA-WJ Wally Joyner 87

FFA-WM Willie Mays SP EXCH

FFA-WW Willie Wilson 81


1956 Relics

56R-AA Alex Avila JSY

56R-AE Andre Ethier BAT

56R-AJ Adam Jones JSY

56R-AP Andy Pettitte JSY

56R-BB Billy Butler JSY

56R-BP Brandon Phillips JSY

56R-BU B.J. Upton JSY

56R-BW Brian Wilson

56R-CB Clay Buchholz

56R-CC Cecil Cooper BAT

56R-CG Carlos Gonzalez BAT

56R-DH Dan Haren JSY

56R-DM Don Mattingly JSY

56R-DO David Ortiz JSY

56R-DP Dustin Pedroia JSY

56R-DPR David Price JSY

56R-DW David Wright JSY

56R-EL Evan Longoria JSY

56R-FT Frank Thomas BAT

56R-GB George Bell BAT

56R-I Ichiro JSY

56R-JC Johnny Cueto JSY

56R-JG Jaime Garcia JSY

56R-JH Jeremy Hellickson

56R-JHY Jason Heyward JSY

56R-JM Jason Motte

56R-JR Jimmy Rollins JSY

56R-JS James Shields JSY

56R-LB Lance Berkman JSY

56R-MB Madison Bumgarner JSY

56R-MC Miguel Cabrera JSY

56R-MM Mike Morse

56R-MMO Matt Moore JSY

56R-MR Mariano Rivera JSY

56R-MT Mark Trumbo JSY

56R-MY Michael Young JSY

56R-NC Nelson Cruz JSY

56R-NS Nick Swisher JSY

56R-OC Orlando Cepeda BAT

56R-PN Phil Niekro JSY

56R-PS Pablo Sandoval JSY

56R-RC Rod Carew BAT

56R-RC Roberto Clemente

56R-RR Ricky Romero JSY

56R-RZ Ryan Zimmerman JSY

56R-SCA Steve Carlton BAT

56R-SC Starlin Castro JSY

56R-THE Todd Helton JSY

56R-THU Torii Hunter JSY

56R-TH Tommy Hanson JSY

56R-THD Tim Hudson JSY

56R-TL Tim Lincecum JSY

56R-WS Willie Stargell JSY

56R-YG Yovani Gallardo JSY

56R-ZG Zack Greinke


Framed 1983 Autographed Minis

Each Framed 1983 Autographed Mini is exclusive to Hobby packs and serial-numbered to 25 copies.

83 Ryne Sandberg EXCH

30 Jim Rice

20 Carlton Fisk

270 Dennis Eckersley EXCH

230 Fergie Jenkins EXCH

280 Bert Blyleven

360 Nolan Ryan

630 Paul Molitor

300 Mike Schmidt

500 Reggie Jackson

482 Tony Gwynn

83M-AG Adrian Gonzalez

83M-AP Albert Pujols EXCH

83M-CJ Chipper Jones EXCH

83M-CK Clayton Kershaw

83M-DO David Ortiz

83M-EH Eric Hosmer

83M-FH Felix Hernandez

83M-JB Jose Bautista EXCH

83M-JV Justin Verlander EXCH

83M-MK Matt Kemp

83M-NC Nelson Cruz

83M-RC Robinson Cano

83M-RZ Ryan Zimmerman

83M-SC Starlin Castro


Autographed Originals

Each Autographed Original features an on-card autograph on a previously released Topps card. Each card (except for the Frank Robinson) is serial-numbered to five copies, and exclusive to Hobby packs. Robinson signed 88 cards, but the cards are NOT serial-numbered.

Willie Mays

Hank Aaron

Sandy Koufax

Dennis Eckersley EXCH

Willie McCovey

Bob Gibson

Jim Rice

Ken Griffey, Jr.

Carl Yastrzemski

Albert Belle

Ernie Banks

Al Kaline

Stan Musial 62

Johnny Bench EXCH

Frank Robinson 83 MGR/91 MGR


1994 Topps Archives Hank Aaron Gold Autograph Buyback

In 1994 Hank Aaron autographed 1954 reprints of his 1954 Topps card for insertion into that year's Topps Archives set. Topps bought back 25 copies of that card and randomly inserted them into packs of 2012 Archives.

On the 1994 cards, the text and Milwaukee Braves logo were gold foil stamped. To distinguish the 2012 buybacks from the 1994 cards, each card has a special "ARCHIVES FAN FAVORITES" and serial-number foil-stamped on the front.

NNO Hank Aaron AU 25

Touched By Greatness

Touched by Greatness card Cal Ripken, Jr's hand-print and autograph on an over-sized card. The cards, which are redemptions, are exclusive to Hobby and packed as a box-topper.

In a video posted by Ripken's own Ironclad Authentics, Ripken is seen making the hand-prints while wearing a batting glove.

NNO Cal Ripken, Jr. EXCH 100

Six-Player Book Autographs

Each is a one-of-one.

Darryl Strawberry / Rickey Henderson / Dale Murphy / Andre Dawson / Dave Winfield / Tony Gwynn

Karate Kid Autographs

These autographs, featuring the stars of the 1984 film The Karate Kid, are exclusive to Hobby and packed as a box-topper. Each measures 5" X 7".

KK-1 Martin Kove

KK-2 Billy Zabka

80s Icon Cut Signatures

NOTE: The final checklist has NOT been released; the three listed below are the only announced. All cards packed out as mystery redemptions (i.e. no person listed, you'll get whatever Topps sends you.) Each card will be a one-of-one.

James Earl Jones

Vanna White

Bob Barker

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