August 24, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers batting helmet in the dugout before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-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 “Bless You Boys” 1984 Detroit Tigers.

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Led by the incomparable Sparky Anderson, the Tigers went 104-58 in 1984 before winning the World Series in five games. Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker combined for one of the best double play duos in history, leading the team offensively. Trammell hit .314/.382/.468 on the year, while Whitaker chipped in a .289/.357/.407 line. Kirk Gibson batted .282/.363/.516 on the year, with 27 home runs, and Lance Parrish provided the big power bat in the lineup, adding 33 home runs of his own. Jack Morris won 19 games to pace the starting rotation, with Dan Petry and Milt Wilcox adding 18 and 17 wins, respectively, of their own.

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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