Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2017 Archives Cubs

It took a little longer than planned, but I finally have my 2017 Archives cards in hand.

Archives can also be called the Impatient Heritage set, since we get design in Archives that we won't see in Heritage for another 20+ years.

This year's set has 300 cards divided between three designs, 1960, 1982, and 1992.  The Cubs landed 19 player, which is almost double the number of players if Topps divided the cards evenly among the 30 teams.

I love the fact that Bruce Sutter is shown as a Cub.  This is the Sutter I remember, with the Fu-Manchu instead of the hillybilly beard he wore later.



The 1982 design was the winner for the Cubs, with nine of the 19 cards.  Lots of old-timers here too, including Billy Williams.



Here are the final six Cubs, on the 1992 design.  Rob Zastryzny was an interesting choice to include on the checklist.


  1. Thanks for showing the full Cubs checklist. I haven't added any of these yet, but it's a pretty solid collection of Cubs cards. Hopefully I can pick up the team set somewhere on the cheap.

  2. Zastryzny seems like he is the 2017 version of what Topps was trying to do with CJ Edwards last year. They had their obvious rookie favorites with Schwarber and Contreras, then Edwards was there as well - well documented on this blog. This year, they don't have that gonzo rookie but Rob Z has appeared on a couple sets lately. And those 1960 cards look great, by the way.

  3. I disagree. The 1960s look way off to me, with the names all the way to the left.