I do hate that the SPs are again part of the base set, but I pretend they don't exist and just focus on #1-200. There are only 2 SPs I want (Otis Nixon & Tim Salmon). If I get some in trades or in packs that is cool, but I'm not putting all the SPs on my want list.
Retail blasters yield 8 packs (7 packs and 1 extra pack...who you kidding Topps?) with 8 cards per pack. Let's see what I got, shall we?
Not my favorite retro Topps design, but it'll do.
If Topps had integrated the team colors into the "hockey stick" design I'd like these even better.
As a kid growing up in the 80's how can I not like this design (even if I didn't cards yet)
Ah, the 1990 design. While not my favorite, it did usher in the first year I collected baseball cards so I will always find a soft place for this year/design.
Ended up w/ 2 SPs. Weird seeing a "new" Expos card.
The Dual Fan Favorites are pretty cool, but I don't see myself building the set.
Didn't the old Bazooka cards have these 4-1 stickers? Not really interested in them, but at least I got a good sticker. This one's a keeper.
I really like these 1983 All-Stars. This oughta be a fun set to build.
Can't say I'm surprised to see these Tall Boy cards carried over from the last year's football set. Neat cards, but boy are they a pain to store in 9 pocket pages!
What's this? A hit in a retail blaster? 1:42 odds...not bad. Shouldn't this card have been seeded in Heritage packs though? Hope to trade this Konerko for base cards/inserts from my Want List.
All in all I'm very pleased with this year's Archives set. I give it a slight nod over last year's set (which I'm still working on) and I can't wait to pick up some more when the budget allows.