Feb 27, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates hat, glove and sunglasses lay in the dugout against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Topps Archive Collections: the perfect Father's Day gift


Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and finding that perfect gift is always a challenge. That’s where Topps, the leading retailer of officially licensed baseball cards, comes into the picture with their recently launched Topps Archive Collections, Series 1. Topps combed through their archives, putting together an all new collectible product inspired by some of the greatest teams and most memorable moments that Major League Baseball has ever seen.

The Topps Archive Collections, Series 1 pays tribute to superstars and unsung heroes alike, capturing players in their heyday just as fans remember them. In this case, the focus is on the unforgettable “We Are Family” 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

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The ‘79 Pirates defied the odds and won the World Series after going 98-63 during the regular season. Future Hall of Famer Willie Stargell led the team, hitting .282/.352/.552 with 32 home runs. As a team they’d bat .272/.330/.416, with only one regular in the lineup checking in below a .264 batting average. Bert Blyleven and John Candelaria anchored a relatively unknown starting rotation, while Kent Tekulve paced a standout bullpen with his 31 saves, 10 wins, and 2.75 ERA.

The Topps Archive Collections, Series 1 is sold in a single box set and includes all of the following:

  • 1 wax pack poster set (5 posters)
  • 6 team patches
  • 6 team buttons
  • 1 team pennant
  • 1 team t-shirt
  • 1 team hat

The Topps Archive Collections, Series 1 is available at Topps.com, select MLB stadium stores, hobby shops and retailers.

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