ARCHIVING HISTORY
Sports Card Monthly|October 2020
AS IN THE PAST, 2020 TOPPS ARCHIVES MIXES OLD AND NEW

2020 Topps Archives Baseball cards jump around several decades. The aim is nostalgia in several forms. You’ve got lots of old designs that vying to connect with multiple generations of collectors. There’s also the checklist that mixes current and retired players.

As has been the case for several years, hobby boxes promise a pair of on-card autographs.

2020 TOPPS ARCHIVES BASEBALL BASE SET BASICS

The base set clocks in at 300 total cards. However, that breaks down into three separate 100-card subsets, each with its own past design. This year, the anchors are 1955, 1974 and 2002 Topps Baseball.

Parallels come in several colors including Purple (/175), Silver (/99), Red (/75), hobby-only Blue (/25) and Gold Foil (1/1).

The cards using the 1955 design also have Mini versions.

INSERTS

2020 Topps Archives has several additional inserts.

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