2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards

2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards

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2015 Topps Heritage Baseball isn't about surprises. It's unapologetic in its nostalgic, heading back to 1966 for its inspiration. Traditionally popular with set collectors and those with fond memories of the past, it's highlighted by a challenging but not impossible base set and plenty of inserts. While not the major focal point for many, hobby boxes do come with the promise of an autograph or memorabilia card.

Falling in line with the brand's lineage, the 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball base set uses 1966 Topps Baseball as its foundation. The main part of the set has 425 veterans, rookies and managers. The checklist is finished off with 75 short prints.

Variations return with a couple of themes. Action Image Variations are exclusive to hobby packs. These switch out the traditional portraits found in the set for action shots. Throwback Uniform Variations show players in old-school uniforms.

In a small switch from the previous couple of years, Black (or Venezuelan) backs have been replaced by Blue Back parallels. The always popular Chrome cards return. These come with Refractor, Black Refractor (#/66) Gold Refractor (#/5) parallels.

For those who have collected Heritage in the past, there's nothing new in the basic insert departments. Returning for another year are New Age Performers, Baseball Flashbacks, News Highlights and Then and Now, which pair 1966 league leaders with their 2014 counterparts.

Similarly, there aren't a lot of surprises in the hits department. All autographs have on-card signatures. Leading the way are Real One Autographs, which highlight active players and retired players who might not see a lot of cardboard ink. Red Ink versions are numbered to 66. Collectors can also find Dual Autographs (#/25) and Triple Autographs (#/5), but only in hobby packs.

Among the other autographs in 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball are Flashback Autographed Relics and one-of-oneCut Signatures.

Clubhouse Collection is the foundations for the product's memorabilia cards. These use uniform swatches and bat pieces from active players. Dual Relics (#/66) return and are joined by new Triple Relics (#/25) and Quad Relics (#/10). Clubhouse Collection Autographed Relics (#/25) and Dual Autographed Relics (#/10) are also randomly inserted.

'66 Mint cards feature players from 1966. These have a coin minted from that year embedded in them. Tiers include Nickel (#/15), Dime (#/10), Quarter (#/5) and JFK Silver Half Dollar (1/1). Similar in theme are Postage Stamp Relics (#/50) that have a picture of a player or event from 1966 that is joined by an American stamp from the same year.

Adding to the nostalgia are four sets of Stamped Buybacks: 1966 Topps Rub-Offs, 1966 Topps Batman Black Bat, 1966 Topps Get Smart and 1966 Topps Lost in Space. These are original cards that have a special 50th anniversary stamp added to them noting they're from this release.

Keeping with the trend of adding a box loader to every hobby box, there are three themes in 2015 Topps Heritage Baseball. Returning are the three-card strip Ad Panels and Stamped Buybacks. 1966 Oversized Punchboards (#/50) are an homage to the similarly styled game from five decades earlier. In addition to the limited edition basic versions, there are Jumbo Patch (#/25), Autograph (#/10) and Autographed Jumbo Patch (#/10) parallels.

Estimated Release Date: 3/4/15
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 9 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Vintage Card Fans, Nostalgic Card Collectors

2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Memorabilia Card
  • 1 Box Loader
  • 217 Total Cards

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Set Checklist

2015 Topps Heritage Baseball Set Checklist

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

Base Set Checklist

425 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Ink Backs, Mini #/100
CHROME PARALLEL CARDS: Refractor, Black Border Refractor #/66, Gold Border Reftacor #/5 (Hobby)

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High-Numbered Short Prints Set Checklist

75 cards

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Throwback Uniform Variations Set Checklist

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Action Image Variations Set Checklist

Hobby only

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’66 Mint Set Checklist

Hobby only
PARALLEL CARDS: Nickel #/15, Dime #/10, Quarter #/5, JFK Silver Dollar 1/1

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1966 Cut Signatures Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1

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1966 Topps U.S. Postage Stamp Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/50

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Baseball Flashbacks Set Checklist

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Clubhouse Collection Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/99

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Clubhouse Collection Dual Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/66

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Clubhouse Collection Triple Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/25

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Clubhouse Collection Quad Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/10

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Clubhouse Collection Autograph Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/25

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Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/10. Hobby only.

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Flashback Autograph Relics Set Checklist

Hand Numbered #/25

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New Age Performers Set Checklist

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News Flashbacks Set Checklist

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Real One Autographs Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Special Edition Red Ink #/66

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Real One Dual Autogaphs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25. Hobby only.

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Real One Triple Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/5. Hobby only.

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Then and Now Set Checklist

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1966 Topps Batman Black Bat Buybacks Set Checklist

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1966 Topps Get Smart Buybacks Set Checklist

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1966 Topps Lost in Space Buybacks Set Checklist

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1966 Topps Rub-Offs Buybacks Set Checklist

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1966 Ad Panels Box Loaders Set Checklist

Hobby Only

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1966 Oversized Punchboards Box Loaders Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/50. Hobby Only.
PARALLEL CARDS: Jumbo Patches #/25, Autographs #/10, Autographed Jumbo Patches #/10

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1966 Topps Originals Box Loaders Set Checklist

Hobby Only

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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