Happy 2014 Topps Archives Release Day! I took a look at eBay this morning to get a better feel for the set-- my pre-ordered hobby box should hopefully be on the way as I type. It all looked fine but I was a tiny bit underwhelmed.. until I saw that Bip Roberts has a Fan Favorites auto in the set. I can't overstate how happy and excited I was to see that! I've been searching in vain for a Bip certified auto for a while now.. so glad to finally break down that wall and see some on the market. Thank you, Topps!
Ron Gant, another favorite from my younger days, is also well-represented, with at least 3 different cards.
Aside from any big money HIT$, these are the 2 guys I'll be crossing my fingers to pull for my 2 autos guaranteed in the box.
UPDATE: The eBay seller with the Bip lowered his Buy It Now asking price a couple bucks since I started writing this post, so I went ahead and bought it. I probably could've saved a couple bucks had I been patient and waited for the set's initial hype to die down (and yes, there's a chance I'll pull it from my hobby box), but hey, getting the very first copy of a card to pop up on eBay is kinda cool, I suppose. An eBay 1/1, so to speak! :P
That's all the Archives talk here for now, but stay tuned for the adventure of breaking the box, hopefully this weekend. I'm planning to have some fun with it, in full "I Love The 80s" style. It'll be radical!
Hey, here's a fun question to bat around:
Who is a neglected favorite player of yours from the past that you would most like to see included in a current set? We're talking fan favorites who've been retired for at least a few years, who have very few-- if any-- certified autos out there.