2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers isn’t just a factory set this year. For the first time in several years, the product will be offered in pack form when it is released in late September. Each box will have 24 packs including one on-card autograph at a price expected to be around $70 at retail. The High Number boxes will arrive shortly after Heritage Minors.
A full checklist is at the bottom of the page.
Focused on players called up to the majors and veterans who’ve changed teams in the first part of 2015, the High Number base set will pick off where 2015 Heritage first series left off, with cards numbered from 501-725 and a design that mimics the 1966 Topps set. The last 25 cards will be short prints, distributed at a rate of one in every three packs.
There will be short printed base card variations with an action shot replacing a posed photo.
Look for these base card Parallels:
Blue Backs – The base card backs are printed in blue ink.
Mini Base Card Variations – 50 subjects are sequentially numbered to 100.
Chrome Base Card Variations – Card numbering picks up where Heritage left off.
- Chrome Refractor Parallel Sequentially numbered.
- Black-Bordered Chrome Refractor Parallel Sequentially numbered to 66.
- Gold-Bordered Chrome Refractor Parallel Sequentially numbered to 5.
Rookie Performers – Showcasing the top rookies from 2015.
Now and Then – Highlights from the 2015 season and connections to 1966.
Award Winners – Cards commemorating the major award winners of 2014.
Combo Cards – Two or more players sharing an image.
Autographs will feature both retired and active players and Topps is promising they’ll be on-card. There will be red ink variations hand numbered to 66, Dual autographs numbered to 25 and 1/1 1966 Cut Signatures, which will feature “both baseball and non-baseball luminaries” according to promotional information.
Relic cards will include: Clubhouse Collection Relics which will feature single uniform and bat relic cards of active stars with Gold Parallels numbered to 99, Dual Relics numbered to 66, Triple Relics featuring uniform and bat pieces, numbered to 25 and Quad Relics with more uniform swatches and bat ships, numbered to 10.
1966 Ad Panels – 3-card strips with an advertisement on the back.
1966 Topps Originals – Original 1966 Topps cards foil-stamped with a 50th Anniversary logo.
1966 Baseball Punchboards – More of these 1966 throwbacks that debuted in the regular Heritage product earlier this year. The Punchboards will also offer Jumbo Patch Relic versions, numbered to 25, autographed versions numbered to 10 and Jumbo Patch Relics with an autograph, also numbered to 10.
The 2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers series is due out the last week of September.
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The company is also releasing its Heritage Minors set in September.