The big news for Archives this year was the inclusion of insert cards from the movie Bull Durham. Since the movie came out in 1988, Topps used the 1988 design. Two years ago they did the same thing with the Major League movie – it came out in 1989. Very cool cards. I got the following 2 cards below in my box.
This was basically the reason I bought this box. However there’s one thing I really don’t like about what Topps did. There are 7 cards in the set – and each is available in a version signed by the actor. But there are actually 9 autograph cards available. Why the difference? Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner have cards, but they only inserted autographed version. I’m not sure why, though I think it’s just to drive up the price. You can only get those cards if you’re willing to pay for the autograph. These are 2 of the 3 most famous actors from the movie – they’re the 2 main characters. In 2014, Margaret Whitton (Rachel Phelps in Major League) only has an autographed version, but she’s not Charlie Sheen.
Anyway, not going to let it damper the overall good idea of this set.