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2015 Topps Heritage Preview

Plans are underway for 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball, set to release during spring training next year with the design focused around the year 1966.

Once again, there will be 24 packs per hobby box at an expected retail cost of around $75-80 to start.

Each Heritage box will contain one autograph or relic card as well as a box loader that could includeJose Abreu 2015 Topps Heritage 15THBB_SS_1402_McCUTCHEN - Copy Mariano Rivera Topps Heritage Punch OutAd Panels, three-card strips with an ad on the back, original 1966 Topps cards foil-stamped with a 50th anniversary logo and 1966 Oversized Punch Boards, styled after the vintage Topps Punch Out game with an insert version numbered to 50, Jumbo Patches numbered to 25, autographs numbered to 10 and autographed Jumbo Patches numbered to 10.

Look for a 425-card base set in 2015 Topps Heritage with 75 additional short prints to be chased once again. Base card photo variations include Throwback uniforms and In Action images.  Parallels include Blue backs, Minis (# to 100), Chrome Variation, Chrome Refractor, black-bordered Chrome Refractors (# to 66) and gold-bordered Chrome (# to 5).

2015 Heritage Clubhouse Collection Mike Trout autoLou Brock autograph 2015 Topps HeritageTopps says all autographs will be on card and red ink versions numbered to 66.  There will be dual autographs (# to 25) and triple (# to 5) randomly packed as well.

Heritage Clubhouse Collection Autograph Relics are hand-numbered to 25 with dual relics numbered to 10 while Flashbacks autograph relics are numbered to 25.  There are also 1/1 cut signatures.

Relic cards include Clubhouse Collection Single uniform and bat relic cards of active stars with gold parallels numbered to 99; dual relics with swatches from bats and uniforms featuring present and past players, numbered to 66; with new triple relics (# to 25) and quad relics (# to 10) part of the package.

Clubhouse Collection Relic 2015 Topps HeritageHarmon Killebrew Heritage quarterCoin and stamp relics are back with 1966 nickels numbered to 15, dimes to 10 and quarters to five.  There is a JFK silver half dollar 1/1.

Postage stamp relics feature a photo of an event or player with a stamp issued in 1966.  Those are numbered to 50.

Clayton Kershaw New Age Performers Insert cards will include New Age Performers, matched with players in the same mold as superstars from 1966, Then and Now, Baseball Flashbacks and News Flashbacks.

Topps will draw on its non-sport heritage for some of its buyback cards that will be randomly packed including Rub-Offs; Batman, Get Smart and Lost In Space, all stamped with a 50th anniversary logo.

Release date for 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball is the week of March 4.

You can see Topps Heritage listings on eBay here.

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