When I did find out this afternoon, I ran straight over to Target. They didn't have any.
My next stop was Wal-Mart. This is the same Wal-Mart that had come through for me when Topps Series One was released earlier this year so I was hopeful. They didn't let me down. I picked up two blasters.
After opening them, I kind of have mixed feelings about this set. I remember when the "Archives" brand was meant solely for retired players so that's strike one in my book. We've seen a lot of these designs recently in the various Heritage sets. Strike two.
Instead of striking out, this set hits a bloop single in my book. It's just okay. I had fun opening it and getting the various inserts like the stickers and rainbow foils but nothing knocked my socks off. Sorry I can't come up with a better term than that right now.
Below is some of what I got. A few D-Backs, a few of my favorite legends like Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn, and a few of my favorite current guys like Josh Hamilton and Mark Reynolds.