Sunday, May 12, 2013
Team Topps was a multi-set and multi-year effort that was essentially an extension of the wildly popular Archives product. The premise was pretty simple, but the execution far more complex. Autographed cards of baseball greats were inserted in a wide range of products. The problem? No real checklist existed. No indication of what autos may appear in which products (or if all autos were inserted).
The cards were reprints of classic Topps cards, save for the small authentic auto and Team Topps foil stamping on the cards, but it was never too intrusive. And since the cards counted as an extra hit on top of the guaranteed gu or auto count, you can't really complain.