The 2013 version of Heritage is full of relics and autos of different variety, though this is a set collector’s product and these are harder to pull than with some other sets. Below is a brief description of each of the possible pulls.
’64 Mint Coins – 50 total cards (1:2,941 to 1:168,000 – Hobby only)
These cards have a coin embedded into them – and Topps did this in a different format this year in a way that made the cards far more rare. As opposed to tying the type of coin to how that year related to these players (born in 1963, rookie in 1963, All-Star in 1963, etc.), Topps included the same 50 players in the set and did different players at each tier with no apparent correlation as to which tier. Each player is only included in one tier, though – i.e., Buster Posed has a dime card, but he doesn’t have a nickel, quarter or half-dollar card. I know three of the half-dollar guys are Aaron, Clemente and Miguel Cabrera.
- Nickel – #/15 (20 cards)
- Dime – #/10 (15 cards)
- Quarter – #/5 (10 cards)
- Half-Dollar – #/1 (5 cards)
Framed 1964 Topps Coins Buybacks – 10 coins (1:47,008)
Framed 1964 Topps Tattoo Buyback redemption – (1:23,504)
Framed 1964 Bazooka Stamps Buyback redemption – (1:47,008)
1964 Topps Beatles Buybacks – (1:14,120)
There are quite a few buybacks, too, which is something Topps has done over the past few years of Heritage. These are all re-packs (sometimes with fancy frames, sometimes done via redemption) of oddball stuff Topps did back in 1964. The Beatles Buybacks are one of the bigger things for this product – these are supposedly 1/1 pulls (I think maybe 1 each of all 60 cards from 1964).
Framed US Postage Stamp Relics – 35 cards (1:4,701, #/50)
Topps also framed some US postage stamps from 1964 and inserted them into packs. Not something I’d get overly excited about, but another potential pull, I guess.
Clubhouse Collection - 5 levels
Clubhouse Collection – 72 cards (1:38)
Clubhouse Collection Gold – 72 cards (1:225, #/99)
This is the most common relic – you’ll basically get one of these per hobby box, unless you get one of the better pulls. The gold versions are new this year, and basically just have gold shininess where the card would otherwise be white. These cards have either a jersey swatch or a bat square of a current player. I pulled Paul Konerko and Billy Butler from my hobby boxes.
Clubhouse Collection Dual – 5 cards (1:5,003; #/64)
After that, the pulls are much more difficult. This set pairs a current player with a star from 1964, with a jersey swatch from both players. This year’s tandems are Posey / Mays, Killebrew / Mauer, Clemente / McCutchen, Ellsbury / Yastrzemski, Kaline / Cabrera. Not a bad group – all but Ellsbury, Kaline and McCutchen have won the MVP, and each of those guys has finished in the top 3 at some point in their careers!
Clubhouse Collection Autograph – 11 cards (1:6,477; #/25)
These cards are even rarer. There are 7 cards of current players, and 3 cards of players from 1964. I actually pulled a card of David Freese – out of retail no less (sold it on eBay)! The cards are numbered to 25, and with an on-card autograph in addition to the relic. From the Reds, Todd Frazier has a card in this set.
Clubhouse Collection Dual Autograph Relic – 5 cards (1:17,583; #/5 – Hobby only)
These cards also have a current player with a player from ’64 on the same team. The most impressive one here is Freese and the late, great Stan the Man.
Flashback - 1 levels
Flashback Autographed Relics – 11 cards (1:6,474, #/25)
These single player cards all come with 1964 players with bat inserts. Most of the guys featured have cards in the Baseball Flashbacks insert (Luis Tiant, Musial, and Billy Williams being the ones who don’t).
Real One Autographs - 4 levels
Real One Autograph – 63 cards (1:124)
There are quite even more real one autos than last year (it’s gone from 37 in 2011 to 52 in 2012 to 63 now). Aaron, Mays (redemption) and Musial are the big pulls from this set, though I also found Maury Wills and Luis Tiant interesting as they didn’t have cards in the 1964 Topps set. So their versions are “cards that never were”. I purchased the Maury Wills and am searching for the Tiant on eBay – at the right price of course!
Real One Autograph Special Edition – 63 cards (1:408; #/64 or less)
Each of the Real One auto’s has a Red parallel numbered to 64 – except for some of the rarer ones like Aaron and Musial.
Real One Dual Autograph – 10 cards (1:3,531; #/25 – Hobby only)
These cards also pit a current player with a former player from the same team. Quite a few redemptions here, though Freese and Musial, as well as Freese and Dick Groat, made it into packs.
Real One Triple Autograph – 5 cards (1:35,160; #/5 – Hobby only)
These are new this year, and all were packed out as redemptions.
1964 Cut signatures – 19 cards (1:80,932; #/1)
Finally – just about the rarest pull out there are cut signatures. There were (supposedly) 19 cut signatures from the set #’d to 1/1. I’ve seen three of these on eBay thus far - Harvey Haddix, Chuck Dressen, and Gene Mauch.
Esteemed Heritage Book cards – 25 cards (1:94,016; #/1)
New in 2013 were book cards with bat barrels inserted. These weren’t packed out – they came as redemptions. Ernie Banks is the biggest name from the checklist, with Dick Groat being the only other retired player. I think these may have been retail only.
1964 Topps complete set redemption (1:773,520)
I think there were two of those inserted based on the odds.