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A few more Topps Heritage cards


There are just 14 games to go in the Mets’ season, and I’m still putting together my 2014 Topps Heritage team set.

One of the readers of my website was kind enough to offer to send me four of the cards that I still needed – Terry Collins, Jenrry Mejia, Zack Wheeler and Dillon Gee. (How many of them will be Mets in 2015?)

Eight more cards to go.


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Crossing off a few cards

Marc, who runs the Astros-centric blog Remember the Astrodome, offered to send me a couple of baseball cards from my wantlists last week. In return, I knocked a bunch of cards off of his 1980s Astros wantlists.

Wilfredo Tovar's 2014 Topps Heritage card (from my collection)
Wilfredo Tovar’s 2014 Topps Heritage card

Until I opened Marc’s envelope, I’d forgotten that I never finished this year’s Topps Heritage Mets team set… only nine more regular cards and three shortprints to go.

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2014 Topps Heritage Mets team checklist

This year’s Topps Heritage set was originally scheduled to be released today, but it’s been pushed back a week.

The Mets have 15 players and manager Terry Collins in the main set. Thanks to the magic of digital image manipulation, we’ll see the first Mets cards of new acquisitions Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson, though Granderson’s card is one of two shortprints.

Even though he didn’t pitch at all in 2013 and was a free agent this off-season, Johan Santana is on the Heritage checklist as a Met. I would have rather seen Chris Young or Daisuke Matsuzaka in that spot.

For more details about the set and the full checklist, visit Sports Collectors Daily.

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Topps Heritage High Number set goes on sale today

(Topps promo image)
(Topps promo image)

Topps Heritage is getting a limited High Number update series again this year, sold exclusively through Topps’ online store.

The 100-card  box set will retail for $99.99 and each box will include one autograph card.

The regular set features two Mets cards: H532 John Buck and H568 Zack Wheeler. Wheeler is also one of the 40 players with autograph cards.

The sets will be on sale at noon today.

I really should try to get two or three sets, break them up and sell the singles on eBay. With good luck, I’d get big name player autographs that I could turn for a profit – but I don’t have that kind of money to tie up, especially with the holidays approaching.

I hope that other people do, so I can snag the two cards I’ll need to finish my 2013 Topps Heritage Mets team set.

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2013 Topps Heritage Mets baseball cards

Topps Heritage baseball cards came out last week, and I’m pretty happy with this year’s set. We’re up to the 1964 design, which is pretty simple but appealing – at least for the Mets.

I decided to skip buying unopened packs this year and just picked up most of the singles I wanted at the Rahway baseball card show this weekend. With the David Wright shortprint card that I bought from an eBay seller, I have the full Mets team set. I also managed to find a Choo Choo Coleman buyback card and a Pumpsie Green autograph, and I got a pair of boxtopper “advertising strips.”

Terry-Collins Johan-Santana

Ike Duda

Ruben-Tejada Dan-Murphy

Jon-Niese Matt-Harvey

Bobby-Parnell Frank-Francisco

Kirk-Nieuwenhuis Mike-Baxter

Rookies pitching

NL-ERA strikeouts

Shea Worlds-Fair

Nohan David-Wright


Choo-Choo-Coleman Pumpsie-Green