Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League

Posted on 21 November 2012 by Tim Danielson

Per Box Items:
24 packs per box
9 cards per pack
2 autographs per box
1 relic per box

Topps sell sheet

2012 Topps Heritage Minor League depicts minor league players on the 1963 card design. The standard sized base set cards feature a color action shot of the player over a black and white background. Bordered in white, a colored graphic is at the card bottom with the player’s name, team name and color logo. The card backs are photo-less and horizontal in design. The card backs list moderate biographical information, last year and career statistics and moderate career highlights. Every card also has the mono-tone generic comic like the original 1963 card design.

What I pulled:
215 unique cards, no duplicates
202 base = 202/225 = 90% of the base set
(1-200 regular, 201-255 SP)
6 Prospect Performers
3 black border #/96
2 autographs
1 relic
1 printing plate

Base card front and back:

The inserts:
Prospect Performers:
Olt, Cole, Hamilton, Bradley, Arenado, Sanchez
Black border #/96 Jones, Jungmann, Sanchez

The Hits:
Sean Nolin auto
Luke Jackson auto
Gerrit Cole/ Jameson Taillon dual relic #/25
Archie Bradley Yellow Printing Plate 1/1

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2012 Topps Heritage Minor League is a great entry level product! Set collectors will have no problem putting the base set together with a box and some trading. I can not complain about the lack of a flashy design because this is rendered in the 1963 design. The low numbered relic was a nice treat and pulling a printing plate is always exciting! Prospectors will love this set. unless you really follow minor league baseball, you may not recognize many of the names in this product.

The Bottom Line:
I give 2012 Topps Heritage Minor League a buy rating. Collecting the base set will be easy. Prospectors will be very happy. Buy a box and trade your Tigers players to me!

The Final Score:
Final Ratings (Out of 10):
Base set collect-ability: 9/10
Big-hit Hunter: 8/10
Prospector Hunter: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Overall Quality: 9/10

Overall: 43/50 (86% = B)

Thanks to Topps for making this review possible!

Until next time, keep collecting, collect for the joy of the hobby and collect for the fan in all of us.

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