2019 Topps Heritage Baseball Retail Box
24 Packs per box, 9 Cards per pack.
Remembering the collecting past fondly, the retro-focused 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball forges ahead with another tribute to flagship Topps.
While the 2018 release set its sights on 1969, the 2019 product looks to the next year for inspiration.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball Base / Variations
Displaying the thick frame of 1970 Topps Baseball, the base set in 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball totals 500 cards. This includes 100 high-number short prints.
The familiar Black Border (50 copies) and Flip Stock (5 copies) parallels are again limited to Hobby boxes. These are joined by Chrome parallels for 100 subjects that add Refractor (#/570), Black (#/70), Gold (#/5; Hobby only) and SuperFractor (1/1) versions. Collectors should also be prepared for the exclusive Hot Box Refractor parallels in Hobby and Blaster boxes.
New this year are the Silver Metal Base cards, numbered to 70 copies. And we can't forget those Base Mini cards, numbered to 100.
Of course, the 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball checklist has variations to spot. Hobby-only Action Image Variations and Team Name Color Variations are back, as are the elusive Throwback Uniform Variations.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball Inserts
Averaging multiple inserts in every box, 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball sticks with standard themed sets like Baseball Flashbacks (1:20 packs), for the key MLB moments from the '70 season, as well as News Flashbacks (1:20 packs), for the other newsworthy events from the year.
In addition, New Age Performers (1:12 packs) highlights modern stars with an old-school design, and Then and Now (1:20 packs) compares the stats of a 1970 star versus a 2019 star.
There is also the 1970 Topps Scratch-Offs (1:24 packs) insert, which is an homage to the original cards from the '70 set. The retail-only 1970 Player Story Booklets set is kept to just 250 copies.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball Autographs
Working within the Real One Autograph line, 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball promises many on-card signatures.
Although the base versions are signed in blue, the Real One Special Edition cards use red ink and are hand-numbered to 70 copies or less.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball also remembers the Milwaukee Brewers in their inaugural season with on-card Brew Crew Autographs (100 copies) featuring several players from 1970.
The hard-signed selection finishes with a few autograph memorabilia sets. This includes Clubhouse Collection Autograph Relics (#/25 or less), and Flashbacks Autographed Relics (#/25 or less).
As is normally the case, it appears the only autographs not done on-card are the Cut Signatures (1/1) for various baseball and celebrity subjects.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball Relics
Just like the Real One autograph insert is a brand staple, so is the Clubhouse Collection Relic line. 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball has Single, Dual (#/70), Triple (#/25) and Quad(#/10) relic editions. Only the single-player relic cards have a Gold (#/10) parallel.
Joining these is the normal mix of Hobby-only 1970 Mint cards with U.S. coins from that year alongside past and present players. The options consist of Nickel (#/15), Dime(#/10), Quarter (#/5), and Half-Dollar (1/1).
Similarly, the 1970 U.S. Postage Stamp Relics (#/50) set pairs a player and stamp from 1970.
2019 Topps Heritage Baseball Box Toppers
Reserved only for the Hobby format, 2019 Topps Heritage Baseball boasts a new assortment of Box Toppers that all use 1970 designs in some capacity. Collectors can find fresh takes on the oversized 1970 Topps Super Baseball cards, as well as 2019 Topps Teammates (70 copies) and 1970 Poster Box Loader (70 copies). The 1970 Topps Originals cards are stamped buybacks from the original set.
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