Might add a vintage card tomorrow…

Well tomorrow I'm all ready to challenge my brother to a round of disc golf in Sherman, Texas. If I win, he will be getting me a vintage card for my collection! The agreement is that if I win he must get me one of the 444 remaining cards I need for my Topps set run collection. If he wins, I have to buy him a disc. I got a new disc for my birthday that I'm ready to try out. This will be my first round of disc golf for 2018 and I'm looking forward to it!! I'll post the results tomorrow.

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2018 Topps Heritage Sell Sheet (page 2 of 9)

Today, I'm showing you the second page of the 2018 Topps Heritage sell sheets:

There will be 500 base cards and just like last year, there will be 100 shortprints for set collectors to collect. There will four kinds of subsets to collect that are part of the base set. Just like in 1969, those sets are League Leaders, World Series Highlights, Topps News All-Stars, and Rookie Stars. There are four different types of base card parallels to hunt after. Black bordered cards will be numbered to 50, 100th MLB Logo cards numbered to 25, Magenta Backs numbered to 10, and Flip Stock parallel numbered to just five copies each. 2018 Topps Heritage has a lot more to offer and I'll talk about that in a future post.

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2018 Topps Heritage Sell Sheet (page 1 of 9)

Hi gang! In anticipation of the release of 2018 Topps Heritage in March, I've decided to post pictures of the sell sheets over the next several days and give my thoughts on what's to come. Here is the first page of the nine page sell sheet of 2018 Topps Heritage:

As you can see, Topps Heritage will be revisiting the 1969 Topps design. Although this design is not one of my favorites, 1969 did produce some star cards including the rookie card of Reggie Jackson, the second year card of Nolan Ryan, and the last regular issue card of the great Mickey Mantle. It states on the sell sheet that collectors will once again be able to collect real one autographs, clubhouse collection relics, and flashback autograph relics. Each box will contain one autograph card or relic card. It will be interesting to see how often autographs are pulled. I can't wait to see the odds and the checklist. Stay tuned to my blog as I will soon breakdown the second page of the 2018 Topps Heritage sell sheet.

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Inching closer….

Today I'm adding four more cards to my Topps set collection. Here they are:

1952 Topps #237 Jerry Coleman

1952 Topps #241 Tommy Byrne

1953 Topps #87 Ed Lopat PSA 2

1955 Topps #31 Warren Spahn PSA 5

The two 1952's are from my collecting buddy Leon in New Jersey. The two others were given to me by my brother for my birthday. I am now 444 cards away from my complete Topps run set!

Stay tuned for more news on Heritage and my Topps set quest!

Craig from Texas

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Happy New Year!!

Hard to believe but it is now 2018! I haven't been blogging much lately but that is one of my New Year's resolutions -- to make more posts on my blog. One thing I like to do at the beginning of the year is to see where I stand on my goal of collecting every base card from the regular Topps sets going back to 1951 to present. Currently, I stand at 450 more cards to achieve this lifetime goal.

In 2017, I took up the sport of disc golf. At the age of 46, I am slowly starting to play less basketball and soccer and playing more disc golf. My brother, who is three years older, also started playing disc golf last year. We are very competitive. I recently came up with a way for him to help me with my collection. If he beats me in a round, I buy him a disc of $20 value or less. If I beat him, he buys me any card that I need for my sets. So far, we are tied 1-1. He bought me a 1951 Topps red back in PSA 5 for my collection.

I ended up buying him a Renegade disc. I'll keep you posted on all the cards he ends up getting me. I don't plan on losing to him in 2018 so hopefully I'll be getting quite a few cards from him.

I hope everyone has a great start to 2018. Topps Heritage will be out soon so stay tuned for more blog posts about Heritage and my quest for completing my Topps set run.


Craig from Texas

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2017 Topps Heritage Preview!

Hello gang! It is that time of the year for me to write a preview of my favorite brand of Topps cards -- Topps Heritage. This year's Topps Heritage pays homage to the 1968 Topps design. 1968 Topps had one of the most polarizing designs of all time. Yes, some people love it and some people hate it. Some people like the fact that the design is simple and unique while others call it bland and compare it to the looks of a burlap sack.











In a 2017 Topps Heritage baseball box, collectors can expect to find one relic or autograph card on average. Major highlights of the set will include Real One Autographs, Flashback Autograph Relics, Clubhouse Collection Relics, and rare Topps 3D set cards. Collectors can begin ripping this product when it hits the shelves on March 1st. The base set will consist of 500 total cards just like it does every year as of late. What collectors need to know is that it might be a little harder to complete the SP set this year depending on how many SP cards can be found in a box. In past years, the SP set has had 75 cards in the set. This year, the SP set has 100 cards. Inside the 500 base cards collectors can find some pretty cool subset cards: League Leaders , World Series Highlights, Rookie Stars, Team Cards, Topps News All-Stars, and Combo Cards. Collectors also need to be on the hunt for special base card variations to be announced at a later date.











The base cards in 2017 Topps Heritage also have parallel versions for collectors to chase after. The blue bordered versions will be limited to 50 cards each and can only be found in hobby packs. Bright yellow back cards will be serially numbered to 25 copies each. Grey backs will be very scarce at ten copies each and lastly Flip Stock parallels will only have five cards each and can only be found in hobby packs.


Another insert that is very popular among those Topps Heritage master set collectors are chrome cards. Since 2001, collectors have been collecting chrome sets and chrome cards of their favorite players. In 2017, collectors will continue to have options on what chrome cards to chase after. The base chrome card will most likely be serially numbered to 999 copies and there are 100 cards in the set.









For the advanced collector, putting together a chrome refractor set proves to be a big challenge. There are 100 cards in the set and each card will be serially numbered to only 568 cards each. For the first time since 2004, black refractors will no longer be found in Topps Heritage. Instead, for 2017, there will be blue bordered refractors. These will probably look pretty cool so I am sure collectors will be looking forward to these. Each one of the 100 different blue bordered refractors will be serially numbered to 68 copies each. Gold refractors will be making their return to the refractor lineup. Each gold refractor will be serially numbered to just five copies each and can only be found in hobby packs. Wouldn't it be cool if Topps Heritage had one of one SUPERFRACTORS? Well, you are in luck if you said yes. On the heels of last year, superfractors will be back in 2017. Very rare to find so consider yourself lucky should you get one in a box. Also, collectors should expect to find hot boxes containing purple refractors. One out of 12 hobby boxes will contain 24 purple refractors. These refractors provide added value as they are collected by master set collectors.


Master set collectors know that there are usually the same four kinds of base insert sets to collect each year.  Occasionally there will be a fifth set that to collect that mimics something from the year that Topps Heritage is showcasing.  This year, there will be five insert sets to collect.  They are:  New Age Performers, Then and Now, Baseball Flashbacks, News Flashbacks, and 1968 Topps Game.

New Age Performers will consist of top current players whose performances have eclipsed the giants of the past.  You will be able to find two of these cards in a box.  Then and Now cards show the statistical comparisons of a 1968 player to a 2016 player.  These cards are found one in twenty packs.







Baseball Flashbacks are insert cards that take a look back at highlights from the 1968 season. These cards are also found one in twenty packs.







One of the newer basic insert sets to the Heritage lineup are News Flashbacks. News Flashbacks inserts started in Topps Heritage back in 2008 and have been in it every year since. Some collectors like the fact that these cards show moments from world news of the past while baseball purists do not want these non-baseball cards in the product lineup. These cards can be found one per twenty packs.

New for 2017 Topps Heritage, 1968 Topps Game cards depict a recreation of the only insert in the 1968 Topps Baseball Set, showcasing the best players in the game.  These cards can be found one in every ten packs on average.










Clubhouse Collection relic cards have been popular among collectors ever since the inception of Topps Heritage back in 2001.  These cards feature game used uniform and bat relic pieces of active stars.  There is also a gold color parallel that is serially numbered to 99 copies each.  New for 2017 is a patch parallel that is hand numbered one of one!  The patch parallel can only be found in hobby boxes.









Clubhouse Collection relic cards can be found with dual relics, triple relics, and quad relics. Dual relics have bat and/or uniform pieces featuring a player from 1968 matched with a current player from the same franchise. These cards are hand numbered to 68 copies each.









Triple relic cards feature bat and/or uniform pieces from three players from 1968 matched with a current player from the same franchise. These triple relics are hand numbered to just 25 copies each. The quad relic cards feature four players from 1968 matched with a current player from the same franchise. These cards are hand numbered to only ten copies each.

Each of the dual, triple, and quad relic cards have a patch parallel hand numbered one of one.


Autograph cards are one of the most popular types of cards to collect.  With Topps Heritage, every card is signed on-the-card.  There are no annoying sticker autographs in this product.  This way you know that if you get an autograph card, it was touched by the player that signed it.  Although the 2017 Topps Heritage Checklist has not been released as of yet, there are several types of autographs to look forward to:  Real One Autographs, Real One Special Edition (also known as red ink autographs), Real One Dual Autographs, Real One Triple Autographs, and new for 2017 Topps Heritage 1968 Poster Box Loader Autographs.

Real one autographs feature autographs of retired and active players in blue ink.  Select cards will feature players that appeared for the last time on a Topps card in 1968.  There will also be Real One Special Edition autographs that will be hand numbered to 68 copies each and signed in red ink.









Fairly new to the Topps Heritage menu are Real One Dual Autograph cards and they are back in 2017. These cards feature a mixture of retired and active players who sign their autographs in blue ink. These cards will be hand numbered to low quantities and can only be found in hobby boxes.







Triple Real One Autograph cards have been very popular among the Heritage community. These cards feature autographs from three players on the same card. Signed in blue ink and hand numbered to very limited quantities, these cards can only be found in hobby boxes. Another type of autograph to find only in 2017 Topps Heritage hobby boxes are 1968 Poster Box Loader autographs. These posters are styled after the oversized 1968 Topps Posters, featuring an on-card autograph. Subjects will feature active baseball players and these posters will be hand numbered to low quantities.


There are three types of autographed relic cards to find in 2017 Topps Heritage:  Clubhouse Collection Autographed Relics, Clubhouse Collection Dual Autographed Relics, and Flashback Autographed Relics.

Clubhouse Collection Autographed Relics feature either a piece of uniform or bat of an active player and will be hand numbered to low quantities.







And if that isn't enough for you, there's more. Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Relics feature a mixture of retired and active players with a relic piece and an on-card autograph. Hand numbered to low quantities, these relics can only be found in hobby boxes.

Flashbacks Autographed Relics are cards with autographs from retired players and feature a relic and a highlight from their 1968 season. These cards will be hand numbered to limited quantities.'

All three types of autographed relic cards will feature something brand new for 2017 Topps Heritage. Each autographed relic card will have an autograph patch parallel. These cards are super rare to find! Only found in hobby boxes, these unique cards will be hand numbered one of one.








Coin cards make their return to 2017 Topps Heritage.  These cards feature a 1968 coin embedded onto the card and feature either a retired great or current star.  These cards can only be found in hobby boxes.  Cards with a 1968 nickel on it will be numbered to 15, cards with a 1968 dime will be numbered to 10, 1968 quarter will be numbered to 5, and a 1968 half dollar will be numbered one of one.

Postage stamp cards are also highly collected by Topps Heritage fans.  These cards feature a vintage photo of an event or player matched with a stamp from 1968.  These cards are pretty scarce as there will only be fifty copies of each card made.

Cut signature cards are the scarcest type of cards to find in Topps Heritage.  Each card is serially numbered one of one.  There will be 1968 Baseball Cut Signatures featuring players from the 1968 Topps set.  Also, there will be 1968 Celebrity Cut Signature cards.  These cards feature celebrities and musicians that were popular back in 1968.









Box loaders are inserts laying on top of the packs as you open a sealed box of 2017 Topps Heritage. Most collectors consider these as an extra bonus when buying a sealed hobby box. There are some very nice things that collectors can get out of these box loaders. This year's box loaders consist of 1968 Ad Panels, 1968 Poster Box Loader, 1968 Topps 3D Set, and 1968 Topps Originals.

1968 Ad Panels feature a three card strip. These panels make great display pieces. 1968 Poster Box Loaders are styled after the oversized 1968 Topps Posters. These posters are limited to 50 copies each. 1968 Topps 3D Set is based on the 1968 Topps 3D set featuring today's best stars. And lastly, making its annual return are Topps Originals. These cards are original cards from 1968 with a special 50th Anniversary gold-foil stamp emblazoned on the front. Some collectors like the fact that these original cards are stamped. However, most collectors would prefer that the original cards would not be altered.









2017 Topps Heritage is set to release on March 1st. Please stay tuned to this blog for more updates and more images of cards as we get closer to launch day.

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My Top 2016 Topps Heritage Hits

One week ago, I created my annual Topps Heritage pyramid along with a good friend of mine. Each year, we get together and open several cases. 


This year, I opened up four cases of 2016 Topps Heritage and these are the best of what I pulled out of packs (and have not sold already). Click on any image to view more details about the card or to see larger images or to buy/bid on it.

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2016 Topps Heritage is LIVE!!!

2016 Topps Heritage is now out everywhere! There is a lot of information and swirling rumors about the product so I am going to break it down for you. Here is what you should know about the Hobby edition of 2016 Topps Heritage....


2016 Topps Heritage consists of 425 base cards in the set and are numbered from 1 through 425. These cards are patterned after the iconic 1967 Topps cards -- which were released in packs 50 years ago!



Short print cards are a bit more challenging to complete as a set than regular base cards because they are harder to find in packs. One short print card can be found in every three packs on average. There are 75 cards in the short print set and are numbered 426 through 500.



The New Age Performers insert set consists of 20 cards of the greatest young talents in baseball. Players include Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, and Kyle Schwarber. This is the hardest of the four basic insert sets to complete due to the size of the set. One can expect to find a New Age Performer insert card in every eight packs.


The Then and Now insert set has 10 cards in the set. Each card features a player from the past with a player from the past and the back of the card provides some statistical analysis of the two players. There are pairings such as Jim Bunning/Clayton Kershaw, Roberto Clemente/Miguel Cabrera, and Carl Yastrzemski/Nolan Arenado. One of these cards can be found in every ten packs on average.



The News Flashbacks insert set showcases events that occurred back in 1967. There are 10 cards in the set and you can expect to find two per box on average. Some of the cards in this set include Evel Knievel, Jimmy Hoffa, and Ronald Reagan.



There are 10 cards in the Baseball Flashback insert set. Just like with the News Flashbacks inserts, one can expect to find two of these in a box. These cards take us back to a baseball event that occurred in 1967. These cards include Bob Gibson, Rod Carew, and Tom Seaver.



The Chrome Base Variation cards have been a fan favorite in Topps Heritage releases since 2001. This year's version is sequentially numbered to just 999 copies each. There are 100 cards in the set making it a real challenge to complete. Chromes can be found 1 in 25 packs. The player checklist is pretty strong and includes the following: Kris Bryant, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Buster Posey.



Clubhouse Collection Relics are highly collected by game-used jersey card collectors, player and team collectors, and set collectors. Each card features an actual piece of fabric or piece of bat used in a MLB baseball game. There are 54 different cards in this year's set. These cards are seeded one on every 33 packs so if you are looking for a challenging set to complete, this would definitely be one. Players in this set include Kris Bryant, Buster Posey, and Ichiro.



The Chrome Base Refractor Variations are very similar to the Chrome Base Variations except they are sequentially numbered to 567 copies each and are a lot shinier due to the fact that they refract light. These cards are collected by master set collectors and always prove to be a real challenge. Just like the regular chromes, there are 100 cards in the set. Chrome Refractors can be found one in every 43 packs.



Action Image Variation cards are back in this year's Heritage. These cards feature players "in action" whether they are stealing a base or swinging a bat. They are a little tougher to find in packs as a collector should expect to find approximately one per box on average. There are most likely 25 cards in the set and players include Billy Hamilton, Buster Posey, and Yasiel Puig.



This insert is my least favorite but yet it is back for another year. These cards are simply base cards but the back have "gum stains" on them. You can actually smell bubble gum on the cards. To me it is no big deal and I do not collect them. But I do like to sell them because they do command more than they should in my opinion.



Mini cards are back in Topps Heritage again! These cards are smaller than their base counterparts. There are 100 cards in the set and each card is serially numbered to 100 copies each. The lineup is strong and includes the following players: Kris Bryant, Ichiro, Bryce Harper, and Mike Trout.



The Banner Text Color Swap Variation cards are back for collectors to collect. There are most likely 25 of these inserts. These variation cards are rather difficult to pull from packs. A collector can expect to find about two per case on average.



This is my favorite insert to collect. These cards feature real signatures on the cards -- the way autographed cards should be. These cards can be found in one per 142 packs which is roughly two per case. There are 50 cards in the set and feature many rookies and two Hall of Famers -- Nolan Ryan and Al Kaline.



These Chrome Base Black Refractor Variations are the most popular Chromes over the years. Serially numbered to just 67 copies each, these cards are rare pulls from packs as a collector can expect to find one in 359 packs. That is more than a case! There are 100 black chrome refractors in the set and feature some big names: Kris Bryant, Mike Trout, and Bryce Harper just to name a few.



The Clubhouse Collection Gold Relic cards are just like the regular version except that the card features a gold bolder and the cards are serially numbered to just 99 copies each. These cards are tough to find in packs as one would have to open 405 packs on average to get one.



These cards are ultra rare to find in packs! There are only 10 copies of each card. The backs of the card feature red ink instead of green and really stand out. These cards are best for player and team collectors. Not so much for set collectors as it would be practically impossible to collect all 500 of them since there are so few of them (1 per 481 packs) and command a premium.



These autographed inserts are also referred to as Real One Special Editions. Each card is signed in red and numbered to 67 copies each. These cards are very difficult to find -- approximately one per 589 packs on average.



The gold refractors were introduced a couple of years ago and collectors really like them. They are similar to the black refractors except they are gold and they are serially numbered to just five copies each. This means that they are much harder to find in packs -- one per 1,618 packs on average.



These relic cards feature a baseball player along with a US postage stamp that was issued in 1967. There are 20 cards in the set and include greats such as Tom Seaver, Willie Mays, and Brooks Robinson. Each card is serially numbered to just 50 copies each and one can expect to open 2,404 packs on average before finding one.



The coin cards are back with 2016 Topps Heritage. Collectors can find the following coins at these rates:

Nickel - 1 per 2,698 packs on average

Dime - 1 per 5,396 packs on average

Quarter - 1 per 16,074 packs on average

Half Dollar - 1 per 154,311 packs on average

There are a total of 50 different coin cards across all denominations. Players include the following: Al Kaline, Mike Trout, Buster Posey, and Bryce Harper.

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2016 Topps Heritage Ultimate PREVIEW!!

2016 Topps Heritage releases on March 2nd so I thought it would be a good idea to give a detailed preview of my favorite brand of baseball cards. Now I know it seems a long way off but these release dates have a way of sneaking up on us. Besides, it is NEVER too early to talk about Topps Heritage!  The 2016 Topps Heritage series is patterned after the iconic design from 50 years ago -- 1967 Topps.  Does anyone remember seeing these wax boxes on store shelves?  Well, back then you could buy a box for a mere $1.20.  Today, if you can even find one of these in mint condition with all 24 unopened packs, it would cost you around $20,000!

1967 Topps Box

Topps Heritage has been pretty predictable each year as to what one should expect. Collectors are used to seeing the following: base set of 425 cards, plus 75 shortprints, plus the same four insert sets (New Age Performers, News Flashbacks, Baseball Flashbacks, and Now/Then) along with the same combos of Clubhouse Collection Relics and Real One Autographs year in and year out. Also, collectors are used to the same parallels of chrome, chrome refractors, and black bordered refractors although recently Topps has added gold refractors numbered to five to make things a little more interesting.

Topps announced that the base set will once again consist of 425 base cards along with the standard 75 shortprints falling one per three packs.  Rookie stars are base cards that pair two rookies on the same card.  This is patterned after what Topps did back in 1967 with two other famous rookie cards!

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Base cards can be found in seven different types of parallels:  Mini, Red Back, Chrome, Chrome Refractor, Black Chrome Refractor, Gold Chrome Refractor, and Purple Chrome Refractors. Collectors have really taken a liking to mini cards which became extremely popular in Topps Allen & Ginter. This will also be true in Heritage as mini cards will be found there as well. Mini cards usually are serially numbered to 100 copies each and I would believe that to be the case this year.  The second type of parallel are red back cards.  All 500 base cards will be paralleled with a red back version.  This version will be tough to find in packs and if history repeats itself, there will be 10 copies of each base card available. Other types of base parallels are the typical chromes that collectors have gotten to know over the years -- Chrome (#ed to 999), Chrome Refractors (#ed to 567), Black Refractors (#ed to 67), and the recently added Gold Refractors (#ed to 5).  Gold refractors can only be found in hobby boxes.  Purple refractors are like an added bonus for case busters.  One box per case will have what is called a "hot box" in which each pack will have a purple refractor card.  These cards are not serially numbered like the other kinds of refractors are.  Purple refractors can be found in both hobby and retail.

Topps has also announced that there will be some interesting variation cards to be found. Action Image variation cards feature a different photo and will only be found in hobby packs. There will be 25 cards in the checklist and these are usually found about one per box although exact odds have not yet been released.  There will also be team name color variations -- cards that will have different colors to make them stand out more and will be different looking than the regular issue team cards. There are also 25 cards in this checklist and are historically about twice as hard to pull in comparison to the Action Image variations.  Also, Topps will have 20 Throwback Uniform Variation cards.  These cards will feature star players wearing a uniform from the past.  Most likely Topps will have some unannounced super short prints for collectors to chase.  Super short prints are very scarce and are highly collected by those who think they must have them in order for their Heritage set to be complete.

There will also be four main insert sets that collectors have been used to lately.  They are:   New Age Performers, News Flashbacks, Baseball Flashbacks, and Now & Then.  The New Age Performers insert set will contain 20 cards and has historically been the toughest basic insert to set to complete based on the larger number of cards (20).  These cards will feature modern day players.  The News Flashbacks and Baseball Flashbacks insert sets will have ten cards in each set and will take us back in time to 1967 and give us a highlight from that year.







The Now & Then inserts (which have been called Then & Now for many years until recently) contain 10 cards in the set.  Each card will pair up a current player with one that played in 1967 and usually will compare the stats of each player.

Will 2016 Topps Heritage have relic cards? Well of course! Clubhouse Collection relics makes its annual return with their usual lineup of basic relic cards.  Generally, the lineup is rather weak as far as player selection goes but the checklist is rather large. Plus, for the fourth year in a row, Clubhouse Collection relics can be found in a gold parallel. These parallels will be serially numbered to 99 copies each.







There will also be dual relics as well.  These cards will be numbered to just 67 copies each.  And if this isn't enough for you, you can also look for triple relics numbered to 25 and quad relics numbered to 10.







Another popular relic card type that made its debut in 2011 and will return again this year are coin cards. This year's edition is called '67 Mint and features a 1967 coin embedded onto a card.  Coin cards are only found in hobby packs.  Collectors can find the following varieties:  Nickel (serially numbered to 15), Dime (serially numbered to 10), Quarter (serially numbered to 5), and Half Dollar (serially numbered to 1).







And for all you philatelists out there, don't feel left out with these coin cards.  Your hobby is covered to in the form of stamp cards.  Stamp cards will feature players and stamps on the same card.  Serially numbered to just 50 copies each.

Do you like autographs? Do you like Real One Autographs? Want to see more of these in 2016 than in the past few years? My answer is yes! I would love for Topps to include one autograph per box. Maybe one day, Topps can make this a reality.  I am very interested to see the final autograph checklist and hope it is a strong lineup with several in the set.
My guess is that you should find one in every four boxes or so. Topps announced that Special Edition Real Ones (also referred to as Red Ink Autographs) are limited to just 67 copies each and Dual Real Ones (cards with autographs from two players) are limited to 25 or less.  There will also be Triple Real ones numbered to just five copies each.  Thankfully, every autograph found in Topps Heritage is ON CARD meaning there are no cheap sticker autographs.  After all, Topps Heritage is all about Real One autographs!  It is yet to be seen how many redemption cards will be in this product however Topps has done a pretty good job lately in cutting down the number of redemption cards.










And for those of you who want autographs AND relics, Topps doesn't disappoint. Autographed relics will include Clubhouse Collection cards and Baseball Flashbacks cards.  Both of these autographed relic cards will be serially numbered to just 25 copies each. Clubhouse Collection Duals are hobby only and feature two autos and two relic pieces serially numbered to ten. There will also be a checklist of celebrity cut autographs and baseball cut autographs to find as well -- all one of ones.







Recently, I found these pics of 2016 Topps Heritage Real One Autograph cards being signed.  Check them out!  So now we know of two rookie cards that will be on the checklist.  I can't wait to see what legends and stars will make the full checklist.  It would be awesome to see a Carl Yastrzemski autograph.  After all, 1967 was a huge year for Carl and the Triple Crown!















One thing I look forward to are the "box toppers".  Box toppers are like little bonuses that Topps put on top of the packs inside each sealed hobby box.  In the past I have pulled some pretty good ones including an Ernie Banks autograph.  This year, box toppers will include a three card advertising panel as well as 1967 Topps buybacks. One thing I wish Topps wouldn't do is to stamp the buy back cards with that gold foil 50th Anniversary stamp. I say this every year but I guess I am in the minority.  Some of us are working on the 1967 Topps set and would like the chance at an original card without it being stamped.

Another type of box topper are the 1967 Topps Posters.  There will be 20 of these Topps Posters that mimic the 1967 design.  Each poster will be serially numbered to 50 copies each.  It would be neat if there was am autographed version!  Wait!  There is!  Up to 10 of these 20 posters will be autographed and serially numbered to just 10 copies each!  And the last type of box topper are the 1967 Topps Punch-Outs.  What sounds like a Mike Tyson boxing card is actually a card styled after the 1967 Topps Punch-Out game.  There will be 20 subjects with a jumbo patch relic version serially numbered to 25 and an autograph version serially numbered to 10 copies each.  Also, there will be an autographed, jumbo patch version also serially numbered to 10 copies each.

Most Heritage enthusiasts consider a master set to be: 425 base cards plus 75 shortprint cards and the four basic insert sets. It is predicted that the 2016 Topps Heritage master set will be considered complete at 550 cards. However, there are some die-hard Heritage fans that consider a master set complete with all variation cards, relic cards, and chrome cards.  I hope that 2016 Topps Heritage is one of the best Heritage products ever although it would be very hard to beat 2001. However, it definitely seems that Topps is connecting more with their customers, listening to their ideas, and even implementing some of them! I will be buying quite a bit of Heritage and can not wait for March 2nd to get here. Please continue to follow this blog which has an emphasis on vintage Topps and Topps Heritage cards. I welcome your comments and you can follow me on Twitter at @parker94ttu.


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2016 Topps Heritage — 31 days until release!

Yes, as those of you who know me already know, I am a huge Topps Heritage fan. This year I'll be opening four cases which I'll be looking forward to. Although the checklist won't be released for awhile, Topps has given us a sneak peek at another autograph that will be available once the product goes live on March 2nd.  Here it is...


Another rookie!  I hope that this year Heritage has more cards of present players than "one hit wonders" from 1967. It will be interesting to see what players from the past will make the checklist. One player that I would LOVE to see on a autographed Heritage card, especially since this year is patterned after 1967, is Tom Seaver. However, I don't think that's going to happen because I don't believe Topps has a contract with Tom Seaver although that would be "Terrific" if they did! 

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