Sunday, September 29, 2019

CARDBOARD REVIEW:2019 Topps Heritage Minors Baseball (bonus auto!)

If you are into prospecting, the best way in my opinion to do so affordably, is looking at minor league products.

Yes, they are no Bowman Chrome value, but they can reach those heights if you find the next Mike Trout hidden within.

I was able to bust a box of the 2019 Topps Heritage Minors so let's check it out to see how it went.
In every box of 2019 Topps Heritage Minor League baseball there are 18 packs of 8 cards. You should find one autograph and one relic card per box and boxes currently run for under $60.

Each box also comes with a box topper.

The 1970 Topps Super Baseball toploader set also has rare autograph versions numbered to 25 copies.

The base card design revisits the 1970 design just like it did for regular Heritage.

Before I continue, we have to bring in the CMP code talk as there are variations and Sp's to find in this product. If I know about these Sp's ahead of time, I usually look card by card at the CMP code located at the bottom right hand corner on the back of the card and see if I have any that are different. I find doing it pack by pack not to be as much of a pain as looking at the very end. It also gives me time to check out the card backs which many ignore.

Back on topic, let's check out the CMP codes to find the variations and base.
  • Base 1-200 end #636
  • Base SP 201-220 end #650
  • Image Variations end #651
  • Missing Name Variations end #652
 Tim Tebow
 ends in 36

However, these.....

End in 50 which makes them the Sp that make up base cards 201-220. Which is an extended part of the base set. I didn't find any other form of Sp or variations in my box.

 Sporting News subset

League Leaders subsets.

I think it's normal just to pull the one parallel per box which helps with value on these. This one numbered to 99/

Overall look at parallels include,
Blue /99, Black /50, Flip Stock, Gold /15 and Red 1/1.

 Fantastic Feats has 20 cards in the set to collect

Fresh On Scene finds 30 cards to collect has a fresh design I totally dig.

 And you will find two of these per box as well. Go grab your chance!

Clubhouse Collection relic

 Tristan Pompey auto

Fresh On The Scene Brock Deatherage

Bonus auto! Can't complain!

Other hits not found in my box but found in yours could be,
  • Real One Dual Autographs
  • 1970 Mint Autograph Relic
  • Bazooka Autographs
  • 1970 Mint Relics
Find the complete checklist HERE.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: I didn't recognize any of the name I hit in here, but what I do know is this is a product to sit on. You may not know the names now, but in two to three years you might. And for under $60 how can you not want to take a shot here. There are also some big names to find in this product for autographs as well. Minor League products don't get enough love.

If you want in on a box break of this product without paying box prices, I suggest Midwest Box Breaks as they pull fire!

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to be able to add cards to the giveaway on Twitter I am hosting. Please follow me there to enter @SportCardCollec. Also follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well 


  1. One more parallel would be nice to get but overall seems like a good value product

  2. (1) There's a team called the Rocket City Trash Pandas?
    (2) Trash Panda is another name for a raccoon?
    (3) How is a guy with the name Brock Deatherage not a professional wrestler?

  3. I like minor league products, because you get to sit back and see who ends up blossoming into a MLB star. My only complaint is with the different Bowman products, Topps Debut, and now Heritage Minor League... there's just too many products out there (in my humble opinion). It's the minor leagues. I'd like to see one, maybe two products. Then let the minor league teams make their own sets that they sell at their home games. Just my 2¢ ;)