Gallery & short-print basics: 2017 Topps Heritage baseball cards

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Our annual trip back in time officially arrives on Wednesday as 2017 Topps Heritage hits once again with a look back at the burlap design of 1968 Topps using today’s stars.

Part of that package will be variations that are based on errors and variations from the original set that it seeks to replicate (at least in part) and we’ll get to those right here as they arrive.

For now, though, our gallery here will include looks at the basics and other fun finds as they arrive — and they have started to show up from Topps and they’ll be hitting eBay auctions via retail breaks at any time now.

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Random nuggets: So far, some of the known parallels include gray backs (/10), bright yellow backs (/25), blue borders (/50) and flip stocks (/5). There also will be 100 cards with Chrome versions and some cards with mini versions (/100). The blue borders literally have blue burlap borders.

The fine print: Want code breakdowns?
— Base cards end with 867
— Short-prints and with 69
— Errors end with 70
— Actions end with 71
— Throwbacks end with 72
— Tradeds end with 73
— Color swaps end with 74

Now to the galleries …

Going solo — rookie action variations (6)
It looks like there are combo Rookie Cards and solo Rookie Cards once again. Here are the rookies in the gallery above. Click for a closer look.
76 — Dansby Swanson
113 — Alex Bregman
117 — Yoan Moncada
162 — Alex Reyes
214 — Aaron Judge
314 — Andrew Benintendi

Action variations (19)
The basic alternative photo approach is a fact here and the gallery is above. (Technically the rookies are also action variations.)
400 — Clayton Kershaw
403 — Nolan Arenado
410 — Anthony Rizzo
413 — Albert Pujols
419 — Francisco Lindor
420 — Manny Machado
422 — Robinson Cano
427 — Bryce Harper
428 — Mookie Betts
430 — Carlos Correa
440 — Corey Seager
444 — Gary Sanchez
450 — Mike Trout
460 — Madison Bumgarner
470 — Noah Syndergaard
475 — Buster Posey
477 — Julio Urias
490 — Josh Donaldson
500 — Kris Bryant

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Color swaps (26 so far)
They’re back … and they are easily identified with the circle being black with colored lettering. Not a surprise as black ink was the “tell” in recent years. No gallery for this one but we’ll list them all here when available.
400 — Clayton Kershaw
401 — Giancarlo Stanton
402 — Andrew McCutchen
403 — Nolan Arenado
404 — Max Scherzer
406 — Yoenis Cespedes
407 — Stephen Strasburg
408 — Felix Hernandez
409 — Eric Hosmer
410 — Anthony Rizzo
412 — David Ortiz
413 — Albert Pujols
415 — Kenta Maeda
420 — Manny Machado
427 — Bryce Harper
430 — Carlos Correa
440 — Corey Seager
441 — Xander Bogaerts
450 — Mike Trout
460 — Madison Bumgarner
470 — Noah Syndergaard
475 — Buster Posey
480 — David Price
490 — Josh Donaldson
499 — Jake Arrieta
500 — Kris Bryant

Error-based variations (5 so far)
Click for closer look as gallery grows.
10 — A.L. Pitching Leaders (Porcello spelled as Porsello on back.)
196 — Ichiro Suzuki (listed as pitcher)
427 — Bryce Harper (Nationals in white)
440 — Corey Seager (wrong birthday & no rookie trophy)
460 — Madison Bumgarner (Giants in white)

Throwback uniforms (15)
90 — Billy Hamilton
238 — Joe Panik
247 — Odubel Herrera
253 — Lorenzo Cain
287 — Adrian Beltre
402 — Andrew McCutchen
410 — Anthony Rizzo
412 — David Ortiz
415 — Kenta Maeda
420 — Manny Machado
427 — Bryce Harper
442 — Wil Myers
450 — Mike Trout
474 — Danny Duffy
480 — David Price

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Traded variations (7)
They’re back … and they’re a simple change adding a line to note the player’s late acquisition.
57 — Cameron Maybin
71 — Pat Neshek
86 — Danny Valencia
282 — Bartolo Colon
306 — Adam Eaton
405 — Chris Sale
476 — Lucas Giolito

We’ll update a general gallery below in addition to the one above as well as this post with new images and variation info as it develops. Here is a rundown of the basics you may need as well:

2017-topps-heritage-blaster-box— Need a checklist? It is here: Click to view a downloadable PDF or the full checklist in table form.

— Need to see more info? Check out our First Buzz preview and a gallery of preview images.

— What errors and variations might be found? Click here for a primer on 1968 Topps miscues that could be emulated in this release.

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