Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Topps goes for the cheap on 2012 Topps Archives card stock

The card stock for 2012 Topps Archives is not the sturdy thick non glossy brown card stock from 2001 and 2002, Archives set but the thinner white card board that is similar to the 1993 (1953) Topps Archive Set and the 1994 (1954) Topps Archive Set. This is not even 2012 Gypsy Queen grade card stock. This is Topps Lineage 2 (2012).


  1. I don't know, I think that Gypsy Queen card stock (which I think is close to what they use for Ginter - though) is pretty bad. It is so eaCorner

    I expected this - I still think the set overall is a winner, though because of the designs and concepts. I'd call it more like Lineage 5.0!

  2. I just busted a blaster and three packs and personally I really like the set. I don't mind the stock at all and feel it's better non-glossy or foil. Gypsy Queen used the Ginter stock this year but Heritage stock last year, so it felt like a huge downgrade. I think Archives is a blast of a set. Topps done right!