2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Cards

2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Cards

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Returning as a limited edition online exclusive, 2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball updates the main set released earlier in the season. Just like 2012, each sealed set includes a full base set and one on-card autograph.

The 2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball base set has 100 cards. It's a mix of rookies and players on new teams and others who didn't make the original 2013 Topps Heritage checklist. Highlights include rookie cards of Yasiel Puig, Michael Wacha and Jose Fernandez. The set's numbering continues from where the main Heritage set left off, starting with #501. These design is also the same, sticking with 1964 Topps Baseball.

2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Yasiel Puig RC 214x300 Image

Every factory set also comes with one of 30 different Real One Autographs. They have Red parallels numbered to 10. All autographs are signed on-card. Among those signing for the set are Puig, Fernandez, Machado, Evan Gattis and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Although Topps hasn't released production numbers, they have said that 2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball has a limited production run. That being said, it appears to be significantly higher than last year. 2012 Topps Heritage High Number had 1,000 sets made.

Product Configuration: 101-card factory set
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Heritage Fans, Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors

2013 Topps Heritage High Number Box Set Break

  • 1 On-Card Autograph
  • 100-Card Base Set
  • 101 Total Cards
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number BGS 9.5 Gerrit Cole Auto rookie (Pop 2)
$119.99
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Mike Zunino Real One Auto 2013 Topps Heritage High Number
$52.95
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Gerrit Cole 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball High Series Autographed Auto RC #ROA-GC
$89.95
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2013 Topps Heritage Lot - 4 Action (Mauer, Cespedes, Stanton, Miley) + 2 High SP
$13.99
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(2) 2014 Heritage High Number SP Red, MAX SCHERZER, #493, Tigers, 2013 Cy Young
$7.50
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LEONYS MARTIN SIGNED 2013 topps heritage update high number IP Texas Rangers
$14.95
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2013 Topps Heritage High H530 Jim Henderson Auto Autograph COA Milwaukee Brewers
$14.95
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number Lot of (8) No Dupes Strasburg Var Upton Holliday
$13.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #500 Justin Verlander TIGERS
$9.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #498 Pedro Alvarez PIRATES
$6.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #496 Clay Buchholz RED SOX
$7.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #493 Aroldis Chapman REDS
$7.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #492 Eric Hosmer ROYALS
$7.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #490 Buster Posey GIANTS
$9.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #487 Jose Altuve ASTROS
$7.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number SP #485 Starlin Castro CUBS
$7.99
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Set Checklist

2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

100 cards.

H501 Evan Gattis RC
H502 Devin Mesoraco
H503 Hyun-Jin Ryu RC
H504 Jose Fernandez RC
H505 Marcell Ozuna RC
H506 Jedd Gyorko RC
H507 Carlos Martinez RC
H508 Matt Adams
H509 Anthony Rendon RC
H510 Allen Webster RC
H511 Jackie Bradley Jr. RC
H512 Bruce Rondon RC
H513 Drew Smyly
H514 Aaron Hicks RC
H515 Oswaldo Arcia RC
H516 Michael Pineda
H517 Brandon Maurer RC
H518 Alex Cobb
H519 Nolan Arenado RC
H520 Eric Chavez
H521 Jorge De La Rosa
H522 Nate Karns RC
H523 Kyle Gibson RC
H524 Travis Wood
H525 Jarred Cosart RC
H526 Matt Magill RC
H527 Juan Uribe
H528 Alex Sanabia
H529 Chris Coghlan
H530 Jim Henderson RC
H531 Julio Teheran
H532 John Buck
H533 Mike Zunino RC
H534 Jonathan Pettibone RC
H535 John Mayberry Jr.
H536 Christian Yelich RC
H537 Jeff Locke
H538 Jose Tabata
H539 Kyle Blanks
H540 Edward Mujica
H541 Brett Cecil
H542 Hank Conger
H543 Freddy Garcia
H544 Brian Matusz
H545 Chris Davis
H546 Nate McLouth
H547 Koji Uehara
H548 Jose Iglesias
H549 Dylan Axelrod
H550 Jose Quintana
H551 Steve Delabar
H552 Tyler Flowers
H553 Alejandro De Aza
H554 Raul Ibanez
H555 Scott Kazmir
H556 Zach McAllister
H557 Corey Kluber
H558 Jason Giambi
H559 Mark Melancon
H560 Andy Dirks
H561 Erik Bedard
H562 Jose Veras
H563 Matt Carpenter
H564 Wil Myers RC
H565 Wade Davis
H566 Henry Urrutia RC
H567 Miguel Tejada
H568 Zack Wheeler RC
H569 Josh Donaldson
H570 Mike Pelfrey
H571 Pedro Hernandez RC
H572 Josh Phegley RC
H573 Boone Logan
H574 Preston Claiborne RC
H575 Austin Romine
H576 Travis Hafner
H577 Alex Wood RC
H578 Bartolo Colon
H579 A.J. Griffin
H580 Brett Anderson
H581 Nick Franklin RC
H582 Aaron Harang
H583 Cody Asche RC
H584 Yasiel Puig RC
H585 Roberto Hernandez
H586 Jake McGee
H587 Alex Colome RC
H588 Brad Miller RC
H589 Luke Scott
H590 Justin Grimm RC
H591 Alexi Ogando
H592 Leury Garcia RC
H593 Leonys Martin
H594 Michael Wacha RC
H595 J.A. Happ
H596 Gerrit Cole RC
H597 Maicer Izturis
H598 Brad Ziegler
H599 Mike Kickham RC
H600 Kevin Gausman RC
2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Jose Fernandez RC Image

Real One Autographs Checklist

30 cards.

PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/10

ROA-AE Adam Eaton
ROA-AH Aaron Hicks
ROA-AHE Adeiny Hechavarria
ROA-AR Anthony Rendon - Redemption
ROA-BM Brandon Maurer
ROA-BR Bruce Rondon
ROA-CK Casey Kelly
ROA-DG Didi Gregorius
ROA-DR Darin Ruf
ROA-EG Evan Gattis
ROA-GC Gerrit Cole - Redemption
ROA-HR Hyun-Jin Ryu - Redemption
ROA-JF Jose Fernandez - Redemption
ROA-JG Jedd Gyorko
ROA-JP Jurickson Profar
ROA-KF Kyuji Fujikawa
ROA-MA Matt Adams
ROA-MM Manny Machado
ROA-MO Marcell Ozuna
ROA-MOL Mike Olt
ROA-MZ Mike Zunino
ROA-NA Nolan Arenado - Redemption
ROA-NF Nick Franklin - Redemption
ROA-OA Oswaldo Arcia
ROA-PR Paco Rodriguez
ROA-SM Shelby Miller
ROA-TC Tony Cingrani
ROA-WM Wil Myers
ROA-YP Yasiel Puig - Redemption
ROA-ZW Zack Wheeler
2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Zach Wheeler Autograph Image

Product Review

2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Lots of rookies, nice companion to main Heritage release, on-card signatures.

Bad: Damaged cards, redemptions in a factory set, how limited is “limited.”

The Bottom Line: The base set is solid, adding lots of rookies who weren’t around at the start of the season. An on-card autograph per set is also appealing. However, the magic of the confirmed small print run is gone. And at this price point, there’s no reason for redemptions, even if they are small in number. Add in several damaged cards due to the light box it comes in and it takes the overall appeal of the set, which is solid on other levels, down a lot.

Staff Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.5/5.0

As one would expect, the set sticks with the design from the main release (which is based off of 1964 Topps Baseball). Because the look sticks with the original set, it comes down to a matter of preference and nostalgia more so than usual. It’s not one of my favorites, largely because I prefer more action shots.A lot of the portraits seem a little awkward. But so do the 1964 cards they’re based on. So maybe it’s exactly as it should be.

The use of on-card signatures is a big plus for the Autographs.

Checklist: 3.5/5.0

As far as rookies go, 2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball is great. It shores up the early checklist and adds all the available debuting players of note.

Overall, the autograph checklist is solid. Several big-name rookies are on there. That said, most of the best cards are redemptions. In a factory set. I’m a big detractor of redemptions to begin with in most cases. To have them in a factory set is even worse. Thankfully, the redemptions appear to be showing up in small numbers. But some may argue that’s another issue given that Heritage is so popular with set collectors.

Value: 2.0/5.0

$100 is a lot to expect for a basic base set along with one autograph. If it were a more premium style, it would be easier to swallow. Last year, Topps was very clear about the print run — 1,000 sets. It was minuscule and helped justify the price from the collector perspective. Even then, though, it wasn’t without some controversy.

This year, we’re told it’s limited. While Topps has every right to test the market and see what kind of print run it can handle, I’d rather things were up front. Especially since this was the case before. To simply state things are “limited” only leads to speculation, which can lead to misconceptions.

Another issue impacting the value of the sets is the fact that many cards are arriving damaged. This set was no exception. The old Topps Traded-style boxes from the 1980s are no longer good enough, especially when there’s a larger price tag involved and there’s no other option than to ship through the mail.

A lot of the cards are commanding solid values. Top autographs are doing very well. But the set is still not the home run like it was last year.

The Fun Factor: 3.0/5.0

As someone who enjoys a good completed set, there’s a little bit of magic that comes with a factory set. You know it’s all there (except that time with another set where I was missing a few cards, but that’s another story). There’s sorting, sifting and studying.

But at the same time, the damaged handful of cards stings. And the mystery of not knowing what “limited” really means.

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2013 Topps Heritage High Number BGS 9.5 Gerrit Cole Auto rookie (Pop 2)
$119.99
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Mike Zunino Real One Auto 2013 Topps Heritage High Number
$52.95
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Gerrit Cole 2013 Topps Heritage Baseball High Series Autographed Auto RC #ROA-GC
$89.95
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2013 Topps Heritage High H530 Jim Henderson Auto Autograph COA Milwaukee Brewers
$14.95
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number Paco Rodriguez Auto Roa-PR L.A. Dodgers
$22.00
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2013 Topps Heritage Darin Ruf high number series auto autograph card Phillies
$19.99
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KYUJI FUJIKAWA RC 2013 Topps Heritage High-Number REAL ONE ON-CARD AUTO CUBS
$17.99
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2013 Topps Heritage High Number REAL ONE AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE Hyun-Jin Ryu
$89.00
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE BRUCE RONDON TIGERS REAL ONE HIGH NUMBER AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$9.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE CASEY KELLY REAL ONE ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH HIGH NUMBER
$9.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE DARIN RUF HIGH NUMBER REAL ONE AUTOGRAPH AUTO
$24.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE KYUJI FUJIKAWA REAL ONE AUTOGRAPH AUTO HIGH NUMBER
$24.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE CASEY KELLY REAL ONE ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH AUTO HIGH NUMBER
$9.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE MARCELL OZUNA HIGH NUMBER REAL ONE AUTO MARLINS
$24.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE DIDI GREGORIUS REAL ONE ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH HIGH NUMBER
$9.99
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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE KYUJI FUJIKAWA REAL ONE ROOKIE AUTOGRAPH HIGH NUMBER
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User Reviews

  1. ill believe machado signed for this set when topps fills the 7 redemptions I have for him from Tier One, Chrome, and Bowman Platinum & Inception.

  2. Several of the big name autos in this product are redemptions, including Puig, Fernandez, Cole, & Ryu. I’m surprised this wasn’t mentioned in the article. Especially since this could be a blessing given the poor shape many of last year’s auto were found inside the sets.

  3. RobbyT » Redemptions were just announced about an hour ago and they were noted on the checklist immediately.

  4. I kind of want this set (I got last year’s), but relatively speaking, there are a great deal of red flags going on here (for me) and it’s making me VERY tenative regarding purchasing one.

    1.) Why no mention of the print run? If it’s “Limited”, how limited? 1000 limited or 50,000 limited?

    2.) Redemptions? In a box set? Seriously?

    2.1) Redemptions suck, in general, but we accept them as part of the “pack experience” throwing them into something that is OFTEN sold “sealed” and OFTEN “more valuable” when sealed, cheapens the entire experience. (I saved this set for 30 years so when you open it, maybe you’ll get the best rookie of my generation’s really rare autograph. YIPPEEE!!!! WE GOT A REDEMPTION INSTEAD!!!! – said nobody in history)

    2.2) They’re literally the best cards in the entire set. So if you’re hoping to pull one, you have to pay $100 to get the set, open it, and find out if you have to wait 6 months to 1 1/2 years to actually have that card in hand.

    3.) 2013 Topps Mini Baseball – I bought in on this.

    In 2012, it was hard to get, sold out in what seemed like minutes, and I didn’t get any. I wanted some and by the time I got around to trying, it was too late.

    So come 2013, I’m waiting with baited breath for the email, get the email and rush to order a box. I get it in the mail and giddily open up the box to receive roughly $20 worth of cards in the box, with literally 0 stars in the base cards and a Mike Mussina patch card, which wouldn’t be so bad IF the boxes of mini baseball sold out this year (like last year). Supply and demand. If no supply left, demand increases.

    Currently, you can still purchase boxes of 2013 Topps Mini Baseball online months later (and I don’t see any rush for people to run out and buy boxes right now)…

  5. I guess I should have read this before I ordered my box :(

  6. there still available from topps for 100 but hobby box best price is 150 on ebay? did anyone ever figure out the print run?

  7. box just got here. first ten cards have a badly dinged corner and the cutting overall seems very shotty. smh. anyone else experience this?

  8. Can you confirm from Topps as to whether some of the autos from this set are short printed or were simply never made at all? Because while I’ve seen multiple autos of certain players pop up (such as Adeiny Hechavarria, Darin Ruff, and Marcell Ozuna), I have yet to see a single one from a few others show up like Yasiel Puig or Oswaldo Arcia (the guy I’m chasing right now) autos. Thanks.

  9. Ron » Topps very rarely confirms SP lists that aren’t announced ahead of time. Often, we use the same method you’re doing now — track for a good chunk of time and look for trends.

  10. This set is “CRAP”. Topps will make thousands of sets. The good Auot’s. will all be redems. which you as usual may “NEVER” recieve.
    At there present sub-set and redem. rate Topps may well put themselves out of business.
    Topps go back to the basics!!

  11. im pretty convinced that some of the auto’s simply don’t exist. they gotta sell the stuff somehow..

  12. I love the 1964 look

  13. I got justin Smoak #
    269 & willie Stargell #cmt 139

  14. I loved the ’64 card design as a kid and it’s still my favorite year for Topps. The 2013 Topps Heritage Yasiel Puig card is hands down the best looking Puig card on the market (in my opinion:). Classic.

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