Completed insert set – 2012 Topps Archives Deckle Edge

15 04 2014

This is the fourth 2012 Topps Archives insert set I’ve completed – after the 1968 3-D, 1977 cloth stickers, and the 1967 Sticker insert sets.

Info about the set:

Set description:  “Before the insert card craze of the 1990’s, Topps was experimenting and testing new technologies 30 years prior.  Topps pays tribute to 4 classic inserts featuring active and retired stars.”

This insert is designed like the Deckle Edge cards from 1969 that were inserted into Topps packs back then.  Here’s my previous post comparing the current set with the old Deckle set.  The cards have perforated edges and a card size slightly smaller than standard.  The photo is sepia toned and there is a blue facsimile signature.

Set composition:  15 cards, 1:12 (2012 Topps Archives)

Hall of Famers: 8 – Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, Orlando Cepeda, Carl Yastrzemski, Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Harmon Killebrew, Joe Morgan

How I put the set together:

  • 4 cards from two hobby boxes
  • 1 card from a retail pack
  • 3 cards from trades
  • 2 cards from the National card show
  • 1 card from Sportlots
  • 4 cards from COMC

Thoughts on the set:  This and the 3-D are my favorite insert sets from 2012 Archives.  I like that Topps produced these cards in the same size as the 1969 versions.  They seem very true to the original.  I like the set size, too – 15 cards is attainable, even though these are only 2 per box.

Card that completed my set:  69DE-12 Roberto Clemente

One of two cards I picked up from a COMC purchase last November (Black Friday).

Highest book value:  69DE-12 Roberto Clemente

Best card (my opinion):  69DE-6 Ichiro Suzuki

A good action shot, classic Ichiro swing.

My Favorite Reds card:  There are none. Joe Morgan is featured in an Astro uniform – which is appropriate for a set based on 1969.

2012 Topps Archives 69 Deckle

2012 Topps Archives 69 Deckle_0001



2 responses

2 05 2014

this is such a great looking set…even down to the photo choices. The deckle edges remind me of the 95 donruss elite series.

5 05 2014

Yes – it’s a great set. Glad to check it off the list!

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