2001 Topps Archives Ernie Banks
The 450 card set was released in two different series with the main attraction of the set being the autographs. The base cards are still really nice and offer a nice look into some of the better Topps cards issued between 1951 and 2001. Basically, the reprints consist of the first year card of players and the last year issue of a player. Every player has two cards in the set and a few also appear as highlights, league leaders, record breakers, or autographs. I own many of the original cards in the set, but still like the looks of some of the reprints and enjoy looking at the reprints of the cards that I do not own. The only drawback to the set in my opinion are the reprints of some of the prospect cards.
2001 Topps Archives Nolan Ryan
For example, the Nolan Ryan rookie card in the set only appears as half of the original card and the orientation is changed. Little bit weird to look at this card like this. So, I have compiled a checklist for the cards that I need from the set below. I am currently 80 cards short (17%) of completing the set. I am also going to set the goal to add a George Hendrick autograph too. It's the only certified autograph of the former Major League All-Star and it's the only Cardinals related autograph that I am missing out of the set. I am not going to put a timetable on completing this set, but I will keep everyone up to date within my posts.