The 2018 Topps Heritage release pays tribute to the 1969 Topps set. After a year of Judge cards, I was slightly concerned we would just see everything over produced to meet the increased demand, but we find that Topps allocated this release a little bit. Couple that with the inclusion of a hot new pre-rookie SP in Ohtani, and you have a pretty hot product. Will the value hold up?
It’s pretty striking to me the apparent odds of nearly everything this release. While Heritage autographs are never really the focus,
they’re even rarer this year. Is that a sign of really increased production? I guess time will tell. Are speculators just driving the prices again? Don’t get me wrong. It is still a nice release, but the added speculators will end up making an already expensive set to collect that much more costly. It will definitely make it more difficult to get value out of a box, especially if you miss out on Ohtani.
It has become a pretty standard release, yet always a crowd favorite. You see the style of 1969 cards, complete with the same types of errors as SPs. Like last year, the set has 400 base cards and 100 SPs. It includes many of the standard inserts such as clubhouse collection relics and flashbacks cards. The box advertises 24 packs of 9 cards each, with one autograph or relic card per box.
This box contained:
196 Base (196/400 49%)
8 Base SP
1 Base VAR SP Action Image Rafael Devers
1 Base Chrome Rookie Stars
1 Baseball Flashbacks
3 1969 Deckle Edge
2 New Age Performers
1 News Flashbacks
1 Then & Now
1 Clubhouse Collection Relics Hanley Ramirez
1 50th Anniversary 1969 Buybacks Rich Rollins