2001 Topps Heritage Chrome — Wow!!!

Just how hard is it to find 2001 Topps Heritage chrome cards? Keep in mind that the chrome cards back then were numbered the same as refractors are numbered now. Each 2001 Topps Heritage chrome card was serially numbered to 552. There is a lot of 45 of them on eBay right now and the bidding is up to almost $1000 with more than two days to go! I am very interested to see if the bidding gets even higher before it ends. You can view the eBay auction here:

2001 Topps Heritage Chrome Lot

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2009 Topps Heritage High Numbers Knocking On The Door

For the second year, Topps will be releasing a second series of their popular Topps Heritage cards. Check out the checklist here:

2009 Topps Heritage High Numbers Checklist

The 2009 Topps Heritage High Numbers set looks like it will have almost the exact same setup as the 2008 set. Just like last year there will be 220 base cards including short prints, a 15 card Rookie Performers set, a ten card Then and Now set, a 10 card Flashbacks set and a 100 card chrome/refractor/black refractor set. Of course there will be plenty of Real One autographs, Clubhouse Collection relic cards, auto relic cards, dual auto relic cards, dual auto relic autograph cards, etc. The Real One auto checklist looks kind of weak, but I think it looked weak last year before the set was actually released and Topps through a few unannounced Hall of Famer autos in the set. Hopefully they do that again. It will definitely bring some late year excitement to Topps Heritage enthusiasts.

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Wow, Sweet Topps Heritage Mantle

Ran across this 2009 Topps Heritage 1/1 Mickey Mantle cut signature on eBay. Went for a nice amount too. Thanks to the owner (halscoins) for letting me use the scan of the card. Check out the eBay auction at:

2009 Topps Heritage Mickey Mantle Cut Signature

2009 Topps Heritage Mickey Mantle Cut Signature

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How Much Is A Steal (Jayson) Werth?

In case you missed it, Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies did something pretty rare last night. Apparently this has happened like 49 times, but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen it. Jayson stole second base, then he stole third base and then he stole home when the pitcher lobbed the ball back to the pitcher after a pitch. Yep, he stole all three bases in the same inning. Nice job Mr. Werth.

2009 Topps Heritage #415 Jayson Werth

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Red Ink!

Pulled this nice 2009 Topps Heritage Justin Masterson Real One Red Auto from a blaster (bonus) box the other day. Probably the best single card I’ve hit in this set.

2009 Topps Heritage Justin Masterson Real One Red Auto

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Rock N Heritage

Put together a very short video of some of the more notable cards I have pulled from 2009 Topps Heritage packs over the last few days.

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First Big Hit of 2009

The first case I opened of 2009 Topps Heritage gave me an amazing four black refractors, which according to the odds on the pack are one in 250 packs. Each black refractor is numbered out of 60, and this one is of Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit.

2009 Topps Heritage Ryan Doumit Black Refractor

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The Four 2009 Topps Heritage Variation Cards

So far, four super short print variation cards have been found in the 2009 Topps Heritage set. I have only seen a couple of each so far, so they are pretty hard to pull. The four variation cards found so far are (Click on to see examples):

2009 Topps Heritage #70 Tom/Thom Glavine Variation

2009 Topps Heritage #346 Fred Lewis Variation (Lewis/Wynn Pictured)

2009 Topps Heritage #445 John Smoltz Variation (Braves/Red Sox Uniform)

2009 Topps Heritage #488 Hanley Ramirez Variation (Marlins/Red Sox Uniform)

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Heritage Comes Ripping

Finally, I have received Heritage. Here is the first card in the first pack I opened. Nothing too fancy, but this is how my 2009 Heritage started.

2009 Topps Heritage Nick Blackburn

And here is my first semi-big pull, two boxes in. Can’t wait to open the rest.

2009 Topps Heritage Ryan Doumit Black Refractor

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2009 Topps Heritage Variation #2

Here’s another one. This one is a bit odd. It is the Hanley Ramirez All-Star card. The regular version has him in a Marlins uniform of course. The variation shows him in a Red Sox uniform, a team he has not played for since 2005. There is probably a story behind this card that relates to the 1960 #488 card, just not sure what it is yet.

2009 Topps Heritage Hanley Ramirez Variation

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