A run of Topps Heritage near master sets — in this case every single card in the product — for the first decade of the popular brand as well as a pair of autograph proof sheets featuring cards that were never produced have hit the auction block via Robert Edward Auctions.
The run begins with the first Heritage set from 2001 — a product among a few celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary that year, and one that offered us a re-do of the iconic 1952 Topps set but with today’s stars and nods to the past — and runs to 2011 when Heritage hit the memorable wood-bordered 1962 Topps design.
This just might be a baseball card to go gung-ho for.
It’s one of three Materials cards from The Ted Williams Collection found in packs of 2017 Panini Diamond Kings — all memorabilia cards with pieces of personally worn material from the Baseball Hall of Famer and Boston Red Sox icon.
This one’s a bit different, though.
Also known as: Jim2Cat5 on Blowout
Work away from cards: Systems Engineer
Collecting since: 1995
Main focuses: Topps Heritage master sets and Topps Heritage Chrome sets
Favorite players/teams: Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Carlos Correa
Current collecting projects: 1 — Completing 2016 Topps Heritage master set — only errors and color swaps remain.
2 — Finding errors and variations from 2008-2011 Topps Heritage. 3 — Grading my collection.
For nine years, Joe Garagiola was a big-league catcher, but for decades after that he was a voice of baseball and a personality on network television.
He worked NBC‘s Game of the Week and World Series coverage and was a host of Today and a fill-in host on The Tonight Show, too. He died on Wednesday at age 90.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this amazing man who was not just beloved by those of us in his family, but to generations of baseball fans who he impacted during his eight decades in the game,” said a statement from his family. “Joe loved the game and passed that love onto family, his friends, his teammates, his listeners and everyone he came across as a player and broadcaster. His impact on the game, both on and off the field, will forever be felt.”