If you are familiar with previous versions of Topps Heritage, you probably already know that the 2018 Topps Heritage card design will be modeled after the 1969 Topps set. Most cards will feature a photograph of the player that takes up almost the entire front of the card, with only a team name at the bottom and a small circle on either the top left or top right corner with the players name and position. Exceptions to this format include All-Star cards, Rookie Stars, World Series Highlight cards and League Leader cards.
The 2018 Topps Heritage base set will consist of 500 cards, with numbers 401-500 being short prints that fall one per three packs. There will be several parallel sets to the base set including the following:
Full 500 Card Parallel Sets:
100th Aniversary featuring a foil stamp with a print run of 25.
Magenta back color variation cards with a print run of 10.
Black border cards with a print run of 50, found exclusively in hobby packs.
Flip Stock cards with a matte front and a glossy back. Print run of five and found only in hobby packs.
Partial parallel varation sets:
Chrome cards (100 card set)
Chrome refractors numbered to 569.
Black border refractors numbered to 69.
Gold border refractors numbered to 5 (hobby pack exclusive).
Superfractor refractors (one of one).
Hot box refractors (possibly purple bordered, not numbered).
Mini variation cards numbered to 100 (100 card set).
Insert Sets (these will be familiar to most Heritage collectors, other than the new 1969 Topps Deckle Edge set:
Then and Now
1969 Topps Deckle Edge
Autograph and Relic sets:
Clubhouse Collection Relics
Clubhouse Collection Gold Border Relics numbered out of 99.
Clubhouse Collection Patch Relics which are one of one and found only in hobby packs.
Clubhouse Collection Dual Relics numbered out of 69.
Clubhouse Collection Dual Patch Relics which are one of one and found only in hobby packs.
Clubhouse Collection Triple Relics numbered out of 25.
Clubhouse Collection Triple Patch Relics which are one of one and found only in hobby packs.
Clubhouse Collection Quad Patch Relics which are one of one and found only in hobby packs.
Clubhouse Collection Autograph Relics numbered out of 25 (or less).
Clubhouse Collection Autograph Patch Relics found only in hobby packs and numbered one of one (or less…just kidding. They are one of one though).
Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Relics numbered out of 10 (or less).
Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Patch Relics found only in hobby packs and numbered one of one.
Flashbacks Autograph Relics numbered out of 25 (or less).
Flashbacks Autograph Patch Relics found only in hobby packs and numbered one of one.
Real One Special Edition Red Ink Autographs numbered out of 69 (or less).
Real One Dual Autographs numbered out of 25 (or less) and exclusive to hobby packs.
Real One Triple Autographs numbered out of 5 and exclusive to hobby packs.
Seattle Pilots Autographs featuring retired players from the 1969 Seattle Pilots team.
Reggie Jackson Rookie Buyback Autographs numbered out of 10.
1969 Baseball Cut Signatures featuring players from 1969 and one of one.
1969 Celebrity Cut Signatures featuring famous non-baseball personalities from 1969 and one of one.
1969 U.S. Postage Stamp Relics are numbered out of 50 and include a player or event with a stamp from 1969.
1969 Topps Bazooka Ad Panel Box Loaders feature highlights from the 2017 season and are hobby box exclusive.
1969 Poster Box Loaders have a print run of 50 each and are hobby box exclusive.
1969 Topps Original Buy Back cards are actual 1969 Topps cards with the Topps foil stamp logo and are hobby box exclusive.