We haven’t seen the last of Heritage this season. 2016 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball will make its entrance just as the season is preparing its exit, with 24 nine-card packs per box.
Heritage High will again pick up where the main set left off. Cards will be numbered 501-725 with the last 25 cards short printed, including a few key rookies like Nomar Mazara and Max Kepler. Each box should have eight SPs so completing a set shouldn’t be a huge challenge. There will be 15 action variations and 25 team name color variations to chase if you’re so inclined. A full checklist has been released and is available below.
There will be some base parallels also including Red Backs, Gum Stain Backs, Flip stock (cards are printed with the stock flipped so the fronts feel like the backs and vice-versa and 50 Mini Base card numbered to 100 each. In addition, 50 cards will be printed on chrome technology with white borders and sequentially numbered to 999. Those Chrome cards will have Refractor parallels numbered to 567, Black Border parallels numbered to 67 and Gold Borders numbered to just 5. Hot Box Refractors will be found only in Hot Boxes.
Each box of 2016 Topps Heritage High Numbers will have one autograph or relic card.
Topps is promising all autographs will be signed on card, rather than on stickers. Real One Autographs will include both active and retired players. Real One Special Edition autos will be signed in red and hand numbered to 67. Real One Dual autos will have two players’ autographs and will be numbered to 25.
Among the autographs inside 2016 Topps Heritage High Number baseball are Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Jackson, Ichiro, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Mazara and several other rookies.
1/1 1967 Baseball Cut Signatures will feature both baseball and non-baseball luminaries while 1/1 Celebrity Cuts will include musicians and other celebs who were popular during the summer of ’67.
Autographed relic cards will include:
Non-auto relics will include:
Clubhouse Collection Relics – Single uniform and bat relics of active stars.
Clubhouse Collection Dual Relics – An active and retired player from the same franchise alongside their respective game-worn relics. Hand-numbered to 65.
Clubhouse Collection Triple Relics – Three active and retired players from the same franchise alongside their game-worn relics. Hand-numbered to 25.
Insert sets include:
- Rookie Performers: Showcasing top rookies from 2016.
- Now and Then: Highlights from the 2016 season and connections to 1967.
- Award Winners: Celebrating the major award winners of 2015.
- Combos: Two or more standout players on the same team
Just as in the main set, each hobby box will include a box loader product including Ad Panels, Buyback cards and Punchboards similar to the original 1967 Topps issue. The punchboard cards will include randomly inserted Jumbo Patch Relics numbered to 25, autographs numbered to 10 and Jumbo Patch Relic Autos numbered to 10.
2016 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball is set for release September 21.