2020 Bowman Heritage came—and went—pretty quickly as a Topps.com exclusive late last week.
Designed in the style of 1992 Bowman baseball, the new release includes 24 packs, with ten cards per pack. Boxes were sold for $100. Each box guarantees one prospect autograph and two Chrome prospect cards.
There’s a 100 card base set of veterans and rookies along with 150 prospects. There are 150 Chrome prospects, too. The autograph checklist includes 26 different prospects. Image variations and parallels are part of the release. The full checklist is available for download below.
Montgomery Club members got first crack before public sales opened Friday but within a short period of time, the product was listed as sold out. You can find boxes on eBay here.
Sunday would have been Muhammad Ali’s 79th birthday and Topps is almost ready to deliver a new set based on the late champ’s life and career. We should have details on “The People’s Champ” soon.
There will be a new record price for a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle later this month.
Bidding for one of the 35 copies rated at that level is now at $555,000 in Goldin Auctions’ current catalog. With the buyer’s premium factored in, it’s already set to break the previous record of $660,000 for an 8, set in 2017…and the auction doesn’t end until the end of the month.
Over 20 lots in the auction already have bids of more than $100,000.
It should be the easiest addition to a Yogi Berra collection anyone will ever have.
From the USPS:
Honoring Yogi Berra (1925-2015), this stamp salutes one of the best and most celebrated baseball players of his era, winning a record 10 World Series with the New York Yankees. The stamp art is an original digital portrait of Berra dressed in his Yankees cap, pinstripes and catcher’s chest protector. Considered the best catcher in the American League in the 1950s, he was also a feared hitter, and in 1972 was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Antonio Alcalá was the art director and stamp designer. Charles Chaisson was the artist. The “Yogi Berra” lettering was created by Michael Doret.