I went back and forth on buying a box of Topps Archives and I ended up deciding against it. Tier One has never been something I've realistically ever thought about purchasing. If you are though, may I suggest you take less than half the money you were going to spend, hit up a card shop and pick up some of the same quality autographs you probably would have pulled for a much lower price. Here's what I found when I took my own advice and spent about $30 at Uncommon Sportscards in the Twin Cities.
We begin with our most expensive card which I paid $6.00 for. It comes from the last time Topps issued an Archives set with a large and beautiful Sal Bando autograph.
|2001 Topps Archives #106 Sal Bando Autograph|
|2004 Fleer Greats #GBA-JR2 Joe Rudi Autograph|
|2004 Fleer Greats #GBA-JC Joe Charboneau Autograph|
|2004 Fleer Greats #GBA-BC Bernie Carbo Autograph|
|2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #A-MZ Mark Zupan Autograph|
|2001 Upper Deck Vintage #LA-BR Bill Russell Bat Relic|
|2005 Topps Pristine #LI-GP Gaylord Perry Jersey|