Picking up where 2018 Heritage left off and numbered 501-725, the base card checklist will consist of rookie call-ups and traded veteran players. Shohei Ohtani will have a base card in the set. The last 25 cards are short-printed and inserted 1:3 packs.
A full checklist is below.
2018 Topps Heritage High Base Cards
Base card parallels will include:
- Magenta – Limited to 10.
- 100th Anniversary – Limited to 25.
- Black Borders – Limited to 50. (hobby only)
- Flip Stock – Limited to 5. (hobby only)
- There will also be mini versions of the base cards, numbered to 100.
- Error SPs
- Throwback Uniforms
- Action Image (hobby only)
- Team Name Color (hobby only)
Base Card Chrome Variations will include
- Chrome Refractor Parallel – #’d to 569.
- Chrome Black Bordered Parallel – #’d to 69.
- Chrome Gold Bordered Parallel – #’d to 5 (hobby only).
- Chrome Superfractor Parallel – #’d 1/1.
- Chrome HOT BOX Refractor Parallel
Baseball and Celebrity cut signatures will feature deceased players as well as celebrities who were popular or well-known in 1969. All will be 1/1.
Clubhouse Collection autograph relic cards will feature uniform and bat pieces. They’ll be signed on-card and include both active and former players. All will be numbered to 25. Dual versions will feature two players and be numbered to 25. Each will have 1/1 auto patch parallels. The Clubhouse Collection cards will be found only in hobby boxes.
Real One autographs will feature active and retired players on both single and dual player format including some players that appeared for the last time on a Topps card in 1969. Red Ink versions will be numbered to 69.
Clubhouse Collection relic cards will feature uniform and bat pieces from active stars. Gold parallels will be numbered to 99 with 1/1 Patch parallels also in the mix. Dual, Triple and Quad relics will also be produced, featuring both past and present stars.
- Rookie Performers – Top rookie players not captured in the first Heritage set.
- Now and Then – Highlights from the 2017 season and connections to 1969.
- Combo Cards– Featuring two or more players in a single image with a name for the combination.
- Award Winners – Cards for each pair of players named 2017 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, All-Star MVP, and World Series MVP.
- Reggie Jackson Highlights –A rookie in the 1969 Topps set, Jackson gets his own Career Highlights set. Autographed versions, numbered to 5, will also be possible pulls.
- Miracle of ‘69 – Highlights from the Mets’ post-season chase to become unlikely World Series champs.
- 1969 Topps Deckle Edge – Continuing the insert set that began with the 2018 Heritage release in March, the High Number product will add more players to the checklist.
1969 Topps Bazooka ad panels, styled after the 1969 Topps Bazooka packaging will be one possibility along with original 1969 Topps buybacks that have been foil-stamped and inserted into a wrapper.
The release date for 2018 Topps Heritage High Number baseball is September 14.
Boxes (about $110) and cases are available on eBay.