The long time favorite Topps Heritage set is back for another release. This time around, there are some significant changes, though, and I’m not sure they’re all for the better. This year, it parallels the 1968 Topps set, and includes some tributes to errors from that set. Returning are the some of the standard insert sets, including baseball flashbacks, news flashbacks, as well as relics and autographs. These all appear to be much rarer than in past years. Does that mean they will hold more value? Or just be harder to complete a set?
Perhaps the most significant change this year is to the base set SPs. For the past many years, the base set was 1-425, with the SPs being 426-500. This year, the SPs have expanded to 401-500. They still fall one in every three packs. With 100 SPs, though, this means a full case of cards would not have enough SPs, with perfect collation, to complete the set. Is that an improvement?
While there seem to be fewer overall inserts, there are a lot more buybacks. This set features the same line of “Rediscover Topps” buybacks as Series 1, with many included per box.
This box contained:
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Once again, this release comes along as essentially an update set for the Heritage cards released earlier in the year. They’re packed out in packs, rather than limited edition boxed sets. They are able to feature some roster updates, although many of those are for off season signings, since the base Heritage release is so early in the year. It does contain the first Heritage cards for many of the rookies debuting during the season.
There really aren’t any big surprises, although it does make for a nice finish for the Heritage line. The base set is numbered 501-700, with 701-725 SPs. You get an assortment of possible color changes, action photos, errors, and throwback jerseys. The hobby box contains 24 packs of 9 cards, and advertises one autograph or relic per box.
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The 2016 Topps Heritage release features the 1967 Topps design, with many throwbacks to that era. The set has never really been about hits, though it does advertise one autograph or relic per box. Instead it focuses much more on the base cards, with a few hidden short print variations.
There are no real surprises here, but that might be what makes it popular. The set always delivers on what it is meant to be, and this year is no exception. Once again, a hobby box contains 24 packs of 9 cards. A full base set is 425 plus an additional 75 SPs.
This box contained:
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This is a little bit different release for this year. Normally, the Topps Heritage release features a single year from the past, and shows current players on cards from that design. Every year, the normal set design moves up one year, but this one is a bit different. It seems to be a one-off to just feature current players on 1951 Topps designs, in a box set format.
The box features
1 Full 104 card set
10 Mini Red Back Parallels
5 Mini Blue Back Parallels
3 Mini Green Back Parallels
2 Mini Black Back Parallels
1 Mini Gold Back Parallel
1 Autograph Francisco Lindor
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After a few years of releasing a limited edition Heritage High Number box set, Topps returns to a pack out version of the release. Unlike recent years, this set picks up numbering the cards right where the first release stops, with 200 base cards 501-700 and 25 SPs 701-725. The set is also very heavy in new rookies for players not featured in the early year release.
Each box contains 24 packs of 9 cards, while advertising one autograph or relic card per box. You end up just short of the base set out of a single box.
This box contains:
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