Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Complete Set Project: 2001 Topps Archives Set

A few days ago I made a post about reorganizing my cards.  After several days of hard work my 2001 sets are sorted out and I am starting to go through the sets to find cards that I am missing and sets that are already completed.  I have decided to undertake a little bit of challenge to start off my project by selecting the 2001 Topps Archives set as my first set to complete.

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.  

Series One

52 Luis Tiant 6575 Dennis Eckersley 7686 Joe Adcock 52103 Dom DiMaggio 53117 Jim Wynn 77119 Gus Bell 64122 Bobby Richardson 66132 Eddie Mathews 68133 Joe Pepitone 73137 Bob Gibson 75139 Frank Robinson 75147 Dick Allen 76155 Willie Horton 80156 Mickey Lolich 80162 Reggie Smith 83171 Vida Blue 87173 Reggie Jackson 87174 Hal McRae 87175 Carl Yastrzemski 83187 Jim Kaat 83189 Gary Carter 93192 Dave Winfield 95197 Don Mattingly 96198 Joe Carter 98201 Walter Alston MGR 56203 Sparky Anderson MGR 71209 AL Batting Leaders LL 65220 "Pride of the NL" 63221 Whitey Ford WS 63 Series Two236 Johnny Sain 52247 Tug McGraw 65248 Don Newcombe 56249 Herb Score 56250 Clete Boyer 57254 Larry Bowa 70262 Dean Chance 62264 Whitey Ford 53267 Rico Carty 64268 Tommy John 64269 Phil Niekro 64275 Fergie Jenkins 66286 Bert Blyleven 71287 George Foster 71288 Al Hrabosky 71289 Cecil Cooper 72290 Carlton Fisk 72301 Jack Clark 77302 Mark Fidrych 77306 Kirk Gibson 81318 Satchel Paige 53320 Carl Furillo 56326 Ralph Branca 52330 Pee Wee Reese 58335 Richie Ashburn 63338 Early Wynn 62344 Jim Bouton 68346 Don Drysdale 69362 Al Kaline 74363 Lindy McDaniel 75365 Jim Perry 75370 Ralph Kiner 53372 Larry Bowa 85381 Willie Stargell 82382 Johnny Bench 83387 Whitey Ford 67388 Tony Perez 86395 Maury Wills 72399 Phil Niekro 81400 Red Schoendienst 62404 Gil Hodges 63405 Bucky Dent 84407 Dan Quisenberry 90409 Rick Reuschel 91413 Jack Clark 93428 Chuck Tanner MGR 72429 Earl Weaver MGR 71431 AL HR Leaders LL 66432 NL HR Leaders LL 60441 Baltimore Orioles TC 70446 Whitey Ford WS 62

George Hendrick Autograph 


  1. That's a primo set to chase. Nice choice.

    1. Thank you sir. I think it's going to look great when I put the whole thing together.

  2. I have that same Nolan Ryan card

  3. I wish I could find some of these cards at my LCS...I'd pick em up in a second!!