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I understand that 2020 Heritage High number hasn't even been released yet like it usually is every August, but I have waited too many years for the 1972 design.

What prompted this thread today is that blowout is having a 10% off sitewide black Friday sale, so I just pre-ordered their last 2 cases of 2021 Heritage for $989.96 each. I am very excited to have 2 cases of the 1972 heritage coming.

The days of getting cases of heritage for 6, 7, or even $800 each are long gone and never coming back, so I've (kinda) made my peace with the $1,000 plateau.

Anyone else excited about the 1972 design?



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  • sjjs28sjjs28 Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    edited November 27, 2020 12:26PM

    Sorry to say ...
    No trading partner this year (2021) - 1972 was never one of my favorites...
    Will open a pack or two for anticipation of the upcoming baseball season ...

    If I need a heritage fix, I'll need to jump back to the 1967 series (my all time favorite year) or 1965 (2nd favorite) and see what assemblages I can acquire. Or add the Greatest Moments to my 2020 (1971 set)

    Don't expect to find any diamonds this late in the game -
    These acquisitions are strictly semimetal.

    Steve Saldutti
    [email protected]
    Collector of 1964 Topps Stand Ups, 1965 Embossed and 1971 Topps Baseball.
    Registered Sets: 1964 Stand Ups, 1965 Embossed and 1971 (Baseball)
  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 9,101 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @nam812 said:
    I understand that 2020 Heritage High number hasn't even been released yet like it usually is every August, but I have waited too many years for the 1972 design.

    What prompted this thread today is that blowout is having a 10% off sitewide black Friday sale, so I just pre-ordered their last 2 cases of 2021 Heritage for $989.96 each. I am very excited to have 2 cases of the 1972 heritage coming.

    The days of getting cases of heritage for 6, 7, or even $800 each are long gone and never coming back, so I've (kinda) made my peace with the $1,000 plateau.

    Anyone else excited about the 1972 design?

    I'm a low life retail slug. I'll be trolling all the Wal Marts and Targets I can.

    And 2020 High Numbers are released on New Years Eve I think?

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 100, 103, 263, 302, 347, 376, 416, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 579, 580, 622, 642, 673, 724


    ISO 1978 O-Pee-Chee in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    12, 21, 29, 38, 49, 65, 69, 73, 74, 81, 95, 100, 104, 110, 115, 122, 132, 133, 135, 140, 142, 151, 153, 155, 160, 161, 167, 168, 172, 179, 181, 196, 200, 204, 210, 224, 231, 240

  • nam812nam812 Posts: 9,812 ✭✭✭✭

    @softparade said:
    I'm a low life retail slug. I'll be trolling all the Wal Marts and Targets I can.........

    So am I Dan, but this is 1972. 1972 is for me what 1978 is for you.



  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 9,101 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @nam812 said:

    @softparade said:
    I'm a low life retail slug. I'll be trolling all the Wal Marts and Targets I can.........

    So am I Dan, but this is 1972. 1972 is for me what 1978 is for you.

    Ahhhh that's all you had to say for me to understand! B)

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 100, 103, 263, 302, 347, 376, 416, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 579, 580, 622, 642, 673, 724


    ISO 1978 O-Pee-Chee in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    12, 21, 29, 38, 49, 65, 69, 73, 74, 81, 95, 100, 104, 110, 115, 122, 132, 133, 135, 140, 142, 151, 153, 155, 160, 161, 167, 168, 172, 179, 181, 196, 200, 204, 210, 224, 231, 240

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 1,746 ✭✭✭

    Topps would be wise to take next year off re: Heritage.

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
    Kiss me twice.....let's party.
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ll be in because I’ve been collecting Heritage for 8 years so why stop now. But I don’t like the 1972 design.

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting: 1964 Venezuelan Topps, Patriots team HOFers, Andre Tippett, 1968 Venz Red Sox, 1974 Topps Sox

  • Ya, my 10 year ritual of stashing an unopened hobby case of Heritage is coming to a close. I'm giving it up, prices up to high and it seems the runs are getting bigger with way to many chase cards. Of all of the thousands of packs I've opened up, I have only pulled one hot box and three so-so autos. I'll work on the set to keep a run going. The 60's were my hey day, so the 70's can take a back seat to me still buying unopened, vintage stars, and raw HOFer's.

    Previous CU user: jmmiller777
    Baseball HOFer's-PSA6+
    Heritage Sets
    Kellogg's Graded-PSA 8+
    60's Topps Sets-Raw
    Anything that Catches My Attention

  • soxaddictsoxaddict Posts: 161 ✭✭✭

    @nam812 said:
    I understand that 2020 Heritage High number hasn't even been released yet like it usually is every August, but I have waited too many years for the 1972 design.

    What prompted this thread today is that blowout is having a 10% off sitewide black Friday sale, so I just pre-ordered their last 2 cases of 2021 Heritage for $989.96 each. I am very excited to have 2 cases of the 1972 heritage coming.

    The days of getting cases of heritage for 6, 7, or even $800 each are long gone and never coming back, so I've (kinda) made my peace with the $1,000 plateau.

    Anyone else excited about the 1972 design?

    Hell yes! Love the 1972 design! Retro autographs give me a warm, fuzzy feeling!

  • heritageheritage Posts: 2,638 ✭✭✭

    Looking forward to it myself.

  • blurryfaceblurryface Posts: 1,601 ✭✭✭✭

    don’t mind the ‘72 design but heritage seems to be so watered down now. was hoping they’d correct the ship this year w the 71s but ended up being disappointing again.

    may take the few hundred I throw at heritage this year and open some 72opc. probably have better results! 😉

    the best ability is availability.

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 9,101 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 28, 2020 6:34PM

    I guess it's time for the 1960's guys to step aside and let the 1970's guys in!
    I will be ALL OVER the next NINE years 1972 through the 1980 design. B)

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 100, 103, 263, 302, 347, 376, 416, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 579, 580, 622, 642, 673, 724


    ISO 1978 O-Pee-Chee in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    12, 21, 29, 38, 49, 65, 69, 73, 74, 81, 95, 100, 104, 110, 115, 122, 132, 133, 135, 140, 142, 151, 153, 155, 160, 161, 167, 168, 172, 179, 181, 196, 200, 204, 210, 224, 231, 240

  • fattymacsfattymacs Posts: 2,562 ✭✭✭

    I'm in, probably do my normal amount. So I will be ready to trade.

  • Mick65Mick65 Posts: 711 ✭✭✭

    $1,100 cases due out 03.03.21:

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    BASE CARDS

    500 modern stars of Baseball appear on cards featuring the iconic 1972 Topps Baseball design. Includes short printed cards, #401-500 (1:3 packs).

    Base Card Parallels

    • Black Bordered – Limited to 50 HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
    • Flip Stock – Limited to 5 HOBBY EXCLUSIVE

    Base Card Variations (Select subjects)

    • Mini Base – numbered to 100
    • Throwback Uniforms – ULTRA RARE
    • Action Images – HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
    • Nickname Variations – Limited
      Look for more unannounced surprises!

    Base Card Chrome Variations
    100 of the most collectible cards get the CHROME treatment.
    Limited Parallels:

    • Refractor - #’d to 572
    • Black Bordered - #’d to 72
    • Gold Bordered - #’d to 5 HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
    • SuperFractor - #’d 1 of 1
    • Hot Box Refractor – HOBBY AND VALUE BOX EXCLUSIVES

    INSERT CARDS

    New Age Performers
    25 modern players whose performances have eclipsed the giants of the past.

    Then and Now
    Comparing 1972 stars with their modern-day equivalents.

    Baseball Flashbacks
    Relive highlights from the 1972 season.

    News Flashbacks
    World news moments from 1972 receive their own cards.

    NEW! The Great One
    A 21 card set celebrating the life and career of The Great one, Roberto Clemente.

    AUTOGRAPHS

    Real One Autographs
    On-card autographs of current and retired MLB greats.

    Real One Special Edition Autographs
    Signed in red ink and hand numbered to 72

    Real One Dual Autographs
    Hand numbered to 25 or less HOBBY ONLY

    Real One Triple Autographs
    Hand numbered to 5 HOBBY ONLY

    NEW! Rangers Inaugural Season Autographs
    Featuring players from the 1972 Texas Rangers with on-card autographs. Limited to 100 or less per subject.

    AUTOGRAPH RELICS

    Clubhouse Collection Autographed Relics
    Featuring game-used relics and on-card autographs. Hand numbered to 25 or less

    • Autograph patch parallel – hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    Clubhouse Collection Dual Autographed Relics
    Pairings with game-used relics and on-card autographs. Hand numbered to 10 or less - HOBBY ONLY

    • Autograph patch parallel – hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    Flashback Autographed Relics
    Celebrating moments from the 1972 season with retired greats’ on-card autographs and game-used relics.

    • Autograph patch parallel – hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    RELICS

    Clubhouse Collection Relics –
    Game-used uniform and bat pieces from leading MLB stars.

    • Gold Parallel - #’d to 99 or less
    • Patch Parallel – Hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    Clubhouse Collection Dual Relics – Hand-numbered to 72

    • Patch Parallel – Hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    Clubhouse Collection Triple Relics – Hand-numbered to 25

    • Patch Parallel – Hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    Clubhouse Collection Quad Relics – Hand-numbered to 10

    • Patch Parallel – Hand-numbered 1 of 1 HOBBY ONLY

    1972 Mint
    Featuring coins minted in 1972 with stars from MLB. HOBBY EXCLUSIVE

    • Nickel - #’d to 15
    • Dime - #’d to 10
    • Quarter - #’d to 5
    • Half Dollar - #’d 1 of 1

    1972 U.S. Postage Stamp Relics
    MLB greats from yesterday and today alongside postage stamps released in 1972. Numbered to 50.

    1972 Baseball Cut Signatures – Numbered 1 of 1

    1972 Celebrity Cut Signatures – Numbered 1 of 1

    NEW! The Great One Buybacks
    Original Roberto Clemente Topps cards will receive a special foil stamp.

    HOBBY BOX TOPPERS

    NEW! Oversized 1972 Topps Baseball
    50 select base cards receive oversized versions. Limited to 1000 each.

    • Autographed Parallel – select subjects with on-card autographs. Limited to 25 or less

    NEW! 1972 Topps Baseball Posters
    Inspired by the original 1972 posters featuring current and legendary ballplayers. 1:2 boxes

    1972 Topps Baseball Originals
    Buyback cards from 1972 Topps Baseball featuring a foil stamp. 1:2 boxes

  • Mick65Mick65 Posts: 711 ✭✭✭

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No mention of In Action cards. If they do not have In Actions will be a disappointing release. Preordered one box like I always do.

  • Mick65Mick65 Posts: 711 ✭✭✭

    My guess is that the Action cards are part of the regular set, although they are still running the Action variation cards.

  • Mick65Mick65 Posts: 711 ✭✭✭

    Base Card Variations (Select subjects)

    Mini Base – numbered to 100
    Throwback Uniforms – ULTRA RARE
    Action Images – HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
    Nickname Variations – Limited
    Look for more unannounced surprises!

  • Stone193Stone193 Posts: 23,923 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't mind the 72T design but the price?

    Might do retail instead of hobby? When it goes live on Topps.com, the price is better but I believe people are using bots or something and I've never been able to catch it before it sells out. I remember paying 600 for a case back in 2004 or so? We had a member named Kuhlman who had a shop and sold cases at a fair price.

    A few years ago I pulled a Trout relic and this one from the year before last was a super pull that went to PSA. The hunt always brings me back each year.

    Mike



  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me too, Mike, I love Heritage. Good to see you around again!

    “The hunt” is right. I was lucky enough to pull 1/1 superfractors from retail in 2018 and 2020.

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting: 1964 Venezuelan Topps, Patriots team HOFers, Andre Tippett, 1968 Venz Red Sox, 1974 Topps Sox

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 9,101 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 9, 2021 6:39PM

    @Stone193 said:
    I don't mind the 72T design but the price?

    Might do retail instead of hobby? When it goes live on Topps.com, the price is better but I believe people are using bots or something and I've never been able to catch it before it sells out. I remember paying 600 for a case back in 2004 or so? We had a member named Kuhlman who had a shop and sold cases at a fair price.

    A few years ago I pulled a Trout relic and this one from the year before last was a super pull that went to PSA. The hunt always brings me back each year.

    I've been a RETAIL HOUND DOG for a few years now. And why I bought a very near complete 2020 High Number Master Set instead of ripping! No retail? I haven't been a fan of Heritage Hobby for awhile now. You are pigeon holed into average output per case and that's a huge LOL as compared to cost IMO. Retail has rarely let me down.

    DISCLAIMER I'm not talking about HUGE hits. Retail delivers more bang for the buck when it comes to Sp's, chromes, relics, and base blue autos than hobby does in my real experience.

    ISO 1978 Topps Baseball in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    3, 100, 103, 263, 302, 347, 376, 416, 466, 481, 487, 509, 534, 540, 554, 579, 580, 622, 642, 673, 724


    ISO 1978 O-Pee-Chee in NM-MT High Grade Raw
    12, 21, 29, 38, 49, 65, 69, 73, 74, 81, 95, 100, 104, 110, 115, 122, 132, 133, 135, 140, 142, 151, 153, 155, 160, 161, 167, 168, 172, 179, 181, 196, 200, 204, 210, 224, 231, 240

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,323 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Retail purchases may be tough this year with all the retail flippers running loose and camping out at the venues.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit
  • brad31brad31 Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mick65 said:
    My guess is that the Action cards are part of the regular set, although they are still running the Action variation cards.

    I hope so and you are probably right - so In Action cards and Action cards of regular cards as well. That’s a lot of Action for one set!

    Hoping players that change teams in Series 2 have the Traded stamp on them and are put together in the set numerically.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 1,223 ✭✭✭

    A real life Mike sighting! Glad to see you post, buddy!

  • nam812nam812 Posts: 9,812 ✭✭✭✭

    Only 6 weeks away!!!



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