Saturday, July 15, 2017

Box Breaks: 4 Hangers and 4 Blasters of 2017 Topps Archives

So this will be the 2nd time around I'm busting some Topps Archives retail. I fared fairly decent the last time around pulling an auto. I also picked up the hanger packs because you get one 1960 Topps Rookie Star insert in every pack so hoping to get a Judge out of one. Can I just say again how much fun it's been opening baseball cards? Even if it's retail and even at the end of the day you lose your shirt value wise for the most part, it's just been a fun experience ripping packs and hunting for Aaron Judge. As long as the experience is great, to me that's part of the cost of ripping packs. Anyways, here's what I got this time around

4 Hanger Packs

1960 Topps Rookie Stars (1 per pack)
Yoan Moncada
Orlando Arcia
Alex Reyes
Dansby Swanson

1959 Bazooka (1:3)

Omar Vizquel
Ozzie Smith

2016 Retro Original (1:6)
Francisco Lindor

Peach Parallel (1:7)

Troy Tulowitzki (#69/199)

Light Blue Parallel (1:19)
Adam Duvall (#11/75)

Blaster #1

Topps Coins
Alex Bregman
Manny Machado

1959 Bazooka (1:7)
Ivan Rodriguez

Derek Jeter Retrospective (1:7)

2000 Topps

2016 Retro Original (1:14)
Carlos Correa

Peach Parallel (1:18)

Jose Ramirez (#87/199)

Light Blue Parallel (1:46)
Ivan Rodriguez (#28/75)

Blaster #2

Topps Coins

Mookie Betts
Noah Syndergaard

Derek Jeter Retrospective (1:7)
1997 Topps

1959 Bazooka Insert (1:7)
Bryce Harper

2016 Retro Original (1:14)
Giancarlo Stanton

Soft Red Parallel (1:137)
Nomar Garciaparra (#14/25)

Derek Jeter Retrospective Green Foil Parallel (1:513)
2001 Topps (#92/99)

Blaster #3

Topps Coins
Aaron Judge
Mike Trout

Derek Jeter Retrospective (1:7)
1999 Topps

1992 Topps Winner Variation (1:137)

Miguel Cabrera

1959 Bazooka Insert (1:7)
Kris Bryant

2016 Retro Original (1:14)
Bryce Harper

Blaster #4

Aaron Judge RC

Topps Coins
Clayton Kershaw
Alex Bregman

Derek Jeter Retrospective (1:7)

2002 Topps

1959 Bazooka Insert (1:7)
Paul Konerko

1960 Topps Rookie Stars (1:14)
Aaron Judge

Overall Thoughts: In my opinion the definition of a solid, fun enjoyable break. Nothing earth shattering, but 3 Different Judges, A Trout coin, inserts of Bryant and Correa, a Low Numbered Nomar parallel, a couple Bryce Harper inserts, a Miggy Gold Parallel Variation and pack wise the Jeter Green Foil was a super tough pull (really surprised those don't sell for more..I mean I'm not saying it should be a $20 card or anything, but I expected it to be selling for at least $10 and they seem to go for $5). Basically full of stars and I had a blast opening it all! Since I've pulled what I wanted (i.e. the Judges for my PC), I'm probably done with Archives for the year. So next on the horizon will be 4 boxes of Stadium Club (should be in Monday, but probably won't open until next weekend because of work) and 6 boxes of Allen & Ginter (again, it'll come in Friday, but might have to wait on opening it until the next weekend depending on how much time I have). Here's pics of the better cards!


Top 5 Pulls of 2017 
#1- 2016 Donruss Optic Superfractor Cam Newton (#1/1)
#2- 2017 Bowman Platinum Platinum Cuts Gleyber Torres Autograph (#14/25)  
#3- 2017 Topps Tier Prodigious Patches Platinum Eric Hosmer (#1/1)
#4- 2017 Bowman Platinum Autographs Gleyber Torres Green Parallel (#16/75)  
#5- 2017 Topps Heritage 1968 Topps Game Rookies Aaron Judge


  1. Congratulations on pulling the trio of Judges. I purchased 2 Series One blasters and a Gypsy Queen and completely struck out. Oh well. That's the breaks.

    1. I've never bought so much retail in my life, but it's a blast opening!