Friday, June 21, 2013

Nachos Grande's 2013 Topps Archives Group Break

There was a three-box break recently over at Nachos Grande, card blog extraordinaire.  It was for 2013 Topps Archives, a set with a number of possible Griffey pulls and a bunch of autographs.  Plus it's made up of some classic designs of the overproduction era - I had to take a shot. 

My team of choice was the Mariners, and my randomized second team ended up being the Diamondbacks.  Let's see the latter first:

Arguably the best pull of the break (though I tend to like the autographs better), an Ian Kennedy true 1/1 printing plate.  I've never owned a printing plate, nor a 1/1 for that matter.  It was pretty exciting to see this one pop up in the group break posts.


Here's the rest of the Diamondbacks from the break:

Sadly the Mariners did not produce an insert, but they did produce a handful of Griffeys:

And isn't that what this whole thing is all about?

Here are the Mariners I pulled:

I ended up with one more surprise from the break:

I wish the 80's wasn't mentioned as one of the possibilities.  The 70's, too, for that matter.  Give me a soft-cornered post-war relic.  I'll be redeeming this tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.

Thanks, Chris!  Looking forward to the next break......


  1. Wow, the color scheme they went with on the '85 Topps Diamondbacks is horrific.

  2. Agreed.

    I took that redemption card to my LCS but they hadn't even heard of the program. Said he'd look into it. Anyone else get that?