The first baseball card product issued next year will be 2021 Topps Archives Signature Series. The “Active Player Edition” is set for release on January 20, just ahead of the company’s flagship, Series 1.
A similar scenario played out last year.
Archives Signature packs a single, encased card that’s been autographed directly on card by current veterans and rookies. None of the cards are newly-minted, though. They’re buybacks from previous Topps releases–many from the last two years–with gold foil stamp branding them as part of the Archives Signature line. Cases will contain 20 boxes.
Most of the cards feature just one player but there are Dual Autographs, too. A checklist won’t likely be released until after January 1.
A brief solicitation from Topps indicates the product will be “limited.”
Meanwhile, the company announced 2020 Archives Snapshots as an online exclusive late last week.
Each box contains one 12-card pack with ten base cards, a black and white image parallel and an autograph (autograph parallel the base set).
Topps didn’t release any preview images but you can get a look some of what’s been pulled from last year’s product here.
An early sales window on Topps’ website was available to Montgomery Club members before opening up to the public. The $25 Boxes sold out quickly and some of those who got them are now selling on eBay.