While Heritage dedicates itself to just one year form the past and only active players, Archives includes designs from several different years and has both active and retired players. Archives is also a smaller set, with only 250 cards compared to Heritage's 500 card checklist.
Seven Cubs made the 2014 Archives checklist, four active and three retired.
Including Castro and Rizzo was expected.....same old same old.
Now on to the retired players...
Two hall of famers and...
...one hall of shamer. Sammy hasn't been seen in too may products the past couple years. so his inclusion was a bit of a surprise. In fact, a quick search over at Beckett shows that this is his first full-release Topps card since he had a card in Heritage in 2008.
Topps made some interesting photo choices with these cards...more on that tomorrow.