1954 Topps Archives - Reprints
The 1954 Topps Archives (Reprints) baseball card set consists of 258 cards measuring 2-5/8" by 3¾". The 1954 Topps Archives baseball cards are reprints of the original 1954 Topps set plus cards that were never actually printed by Topps. The 1954 Topps Archives are also a bit smaller in size, when compared to the orginals. The original 1954 Topps cards can cost up to $25 for a common card in Near Mint condition.
Topps did not have the rights to print a card of Ted Williams, so it is technically missing from the 1994 Archives Reprint set. In 1994, Upper Deck issued the #1 and #250 Williams cards and also a #259 Mickey Mantle (that was not in the original 1954 set) as inserts in one of it's sets. These three cards are a very rare and sought-after addition to the 1954 Topps Archives Set.
By Dean Hanley