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.
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.
The spring training drama that is Pablo Sandoval and his “waist management” concerns is the big non-story story so far, but there’s one statistic about the Boston Red Sox slugger that should matter to baseball card collectors.
The statistic is one — as in Sandoval is one of very few players in recent years to appear on just one Rookie Card. Yep, that’s it … one.