2011 Topps Heritage
What I pulled--
Short Prints – Ron Gardenhire, Trevor Hoffman, Magglio Ordonez, Clayton Richard, Josh Hamilton AS, Robinson Cano AS,
Joe Saunders, Brian McCann
Chrome (#ed to 1962) – Carlos Zambrano, Nick Swisher
New Age Performers – Felix Hernandez
Then and Now – Luis Aparicio/Juan Pierre, Mickey Mantle/Prince Fielder
Baseball Flashbacks – Frank Robinson, Robin Roberts
News Flashbacks – Jamaica, Cuba Embargo
Clubhouse Collection – Miguel Cabrera gray jersey
Advertising Panel – Brian Duensing/A.J. Pierzynski/Rick Ankiel
There is a reason Topps Heritage Baseball has become a tentpole for the company. And once again,
Topps has gone through painstaking lengths to make sure that this year’s version lives up to the tradition.
Rest assured, this is an awesome set.
This year, Topps turns to the famed “woodies” set of 1962, truly one of the most legendary of Topps
designs. And, as is the case annually, the set has the look and feel of that original set, from the tinting to
the style of photography to the card backs, with everything else thrown in. There is no gum this year, which
some will frown on, but really is no loss in my eyes.
The usual Heritage inserts are back, of course, as are the Clubhouse Collection relics, Real One
autographs, and all of the other inserts we’ve come to know and love. There are also plenty of short prints to chase, and
variations to perfectly reflect the errors in the original 1963 set. The Chrome parallels are also back for yet more cards to
chase, as well.
It really is hard to find anything to quibble about in Topps Heritage. This is really a perfect set. If you buy Heritage, you know
what you are getting, year in and year out. And the bar, which was set high in 2001 with the line’s debut, gets higher every year.
With the even more legendary 1963 next in line for 2012, one can only imagine how amazing the set will look.
This is a set builder’s set, for sure, but still is a fun break for any collector. It is that simple. Go get some........................