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What You Need To Know About The 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition

The new offering from Topps comes with a twist. It doesn’t technically include, well, anything new. 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition takes something “old”, and makes it “new” by adding ink and special foil stamping and encasing.

But what will collectors find inside 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition? And are they worth a break?

Let’s explore 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition, where everything old is new again!

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2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition release date & release format

The release date for 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition is scheduled for March 13, 2024 (subject to change).

The release format is very simple. Each hobby box of 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition contains a single pack. That pack contains a single card. That single card, in every case, is not a newly produced card for 2024.

Each card is a buyback autograph, a card produced previously and released to the market, then bought back on the open market. The card then gets an on-card autograph, a foil embossed stamp, and is encased in a plastic holder.

Pre-sale prices for hobby boxes of 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition have been in the range of $80-$90.

2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition

2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition autographs

As mentioned above, hobby boxes of 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition come with a single card that is an on-card signed, foil stamp embossed, plastic-encased buyback autograph.

The foil-embossed stamp and plastic holder are the keys to differentiating these autographs from other signed cards.

As the name of the product suggests, all players featured in the product are still active. Topps also produces a Retired Player Edition that is worth checking out if you’re looking for older players.

The cards included can be from any Topps product, both base and inserts. While Topps often releases some highlights of the players included a complete checklist is not released and would be very difficult to compile.

No card in the product is numbered over 99 copies or less, although some players may sign multiple different cards.

2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition value

2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition offers something different than your normal hobby box, but are they a good investment as a buy-and-hold option, unopened? Let’s see what recent comp prices for hobby boxes from the last few years can tell us.

YearHobby Box Recent Comp Price
2024$80-90
2023$100-105
2022$75-110
2021$100
2020$115

The comps show that these generally hold their value well unopened, and in most cases even have a little upward movement in value 1-4 years after release.

While these may not be a great candidate to buy and hold unopened based simply on what the product is, apparently you can do worse than holding onto a hobby box of Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition for a few years.

In terms of singles, what can looking at recent sales of 2023 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition tell us?

In terms of recent sales, the high water mark isn’t that high. A 2023 Topps Archives Signature Series Active George Springer # 1/1 sold for around $100. Similar 1/1s of Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez sold for around $70.

There are several higher-priced cards listed on eBay, including cards of Oneal Cruz, Adolis Garcia, and Gunnar Henderson. So perhaps the more impressive cards simply haven’t sold on eBay, or haven’t been listed there.

Final thoughts on the 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition

2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition offers a stamped, encased buyback autograph in every box, and nothing else. With a wide variety of possible outcomes and only one card per box, the risk/reward profile here is high.

The right pull could be a big hit, but a more mundane pull could make a break a dud. If your risk aversion and budget allow, it could be a fun break to roll the dice on.

What’s your take on 2024 Topps Archive Signature Series Baseball Active Edition? Think it’s worth a break? What has you excited about it? Tell us what’s on your mind at card_lines on Twitter.

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Mike D.

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards for over 35 years, since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. His fandom,  collecting interests, and contributions to Cardlines center around baseball in general and the Baseball Hall of Fame specifically.

Mike's collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he's been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a "buy and hold" approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.
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