Monday, October 30, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball

For the prospectors in us, there is a great line of Bowman products but there is also a Topps minors line. Today's review is of one of those products and it's from everyone's favorite throwback product, Heritage.

Let's see how this break went.
In every hobby box of 2017 Topps Heritage Minors is 18 Packs with 8 Cards Per Pack. Boxes come with one autograph and one relic per. Boxes run around $50 currently.
Today's stars of Minor League Baseball are featured on the 1968 Topps base card design with the burlap bag look just like with the MLB version. 

There are 220 cards in the base set.

Some of the Key Prospects you will find in here are, Amed Rosario, Micker Adolfo, Leody Taveras, Mickey Moniak, Luis Alexander Basabe, Greg Allen, Chance Adams, Alex Kiriloff, Nick Senzel, Bobby Dalbec, Clint Frazier, Estevan Florial, Ryan Mountcastle, Zack Collins, Jake Bauers, Bobby Bradley, Fernando Tatis Jr., Gleyber Torres, Ozzie Albies, Austin Hays, Eloy Jimenez, Chance Sisco, Forrest Whitley, Kyle Tucker, Willie Calhoun, Michael Kopech, Walker Buehler, Rhys Hoskins, Bo Bichette, and Rafael Devers.









Just like the 2017 Topps Heritage MLB product, the minor leagues also have tough-to-pull variation short prints. There is Facsimile Signature Variations that fall 1:328 packs and Error Variations fall 1:82. You can confirm if you have one once again by using the code system in the small print at the bottom corner of the card. Base cards have two different endings this time around. Some end in 08, others in 13.  Short prints that run 201-220 end in 18. Facsimile Signature variations cards end in 19 while Errors end in 20.

There are also parallels to find in the product. Seems like they fall one-per-box. I pulled this Blue Border Parallel
 

There is also, Gray Border Parallel that are numbered to 25 and Orange Border Parallel  Numbered 1/1.

Insert time!


Baseball America All-Stars showcase top prospects across all levels of Minor League Baseball using the Baseball America name like a cover. These fall 1:6 packs.


1968 perimeter-cut cards pay homage to the originals in 1968 with today's top Minor League stars. These fall 1:5 packs.


I dig these. 1968 Topps Game Mascots. They fall 1:9 packs.


Every box also comes with two code cards, mine didn't upload into this post for some reason, that gives you a chance at the Make Your Pro Debut promotion. That promo allows you to get a full day experience of the minor leagues including your own baseball card. Really cool! Wished there was a MLB version.

Now onto the hits! 

Real One Autographs are simply just on-card autos featured on the 1968 design. They have parallels of, Blue Border Parallel, Gray Border Parallel and Orange Border Parallel.


'68 Mint Relics was my next pull. First time I have seen one of these. It's a nickel minted in 1968.I think it's a cool relic but don't think everyone will agree. Sometimes not finding a plain jersey swatch is a good thing.
 

There is also Gray Quarter Parallel, Black Quarter Parallel and Autograph Relic Parallel.
Other hits not found in my box are, Fantastic Feats Autographs, Looming Legacy Autographs
and Clubhouse Collection Relics

OVERALL, price is pretty solid for a prospecting product. Some big names mixed in with some lesser names which makes prospecting even more fun. If you are a fan of minor league collecting or like prospecting I can't see why you wouldn't want to dig into a box of this.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review as they help provide prizes for me to giveaway in the MLB Pick Em Promotion! Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well 

4 comments:

  1. Cool coin relic. Always like seeing Topps combine cards and coins.

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  2. at least the 68 Mint Relics will always be worth at least 5 cents....

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  3. Again, the 1968 set remakes were a great choice in 2017.. Thanks Topps!

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