I'm a big Archives fan and was looking forward to the 2019 Topps Archives so I was happy to see these in my local Wal-Mart this morning. This year's set brings back the designs of 1958, 1975 and 1993. None are real high as favorite designs go but any time we can throw past and present players on older looks I'm in. Unlike Heritage we have variety in case you aren't enamored with one or more of the designs and that helps me with this set each year.
The '75 design is colorful and one I've always liked. Pulling Deion was a big plus here though the fact it is not an action shot is pretty disappointing.
There are different All-Star cards in the set to include this 1958 Sports Magazine All-Star Mookie Betts as well as designs from '75 and '93. The '93 base card design isn't bad but has always screamed for a logo and the player's position. The great Nick Markakis shown here. Mr. Consistent was up to 2341 hits prior to going down with an injury last month.
My least favorite of the designs the '58 but it is still a good representation of the original and will appeal to many collectors. This was a fun pack with plenty of stars, retired greats and Atlanta Braves (and Josh Donaldson isn't even shown). I'll look at more in the future for sure.
Is it bad that this is my favorite card of the pack? I really like the design and I'm sure having Ronald Acuna Jr. on the front doesn't hurt.
18 – Total Cards1 – Topps Magazine
1 - 1958 Sports Magazine All-Star
6 – 1958
6 – Retired Greats
5 – 1975
5 – 1993