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Topps releases Heritage High Number checklist

Update: Topps has announced the final two autograph additions and lowered that checklist from 22 to 21 players.

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps released the final checklist for its much-anticipated 2012 Topps Heritage High Number boxed set on Wednesday, which includes some notable debut cards.

There are 22 Rookie Cards in the online-only set, according to the company, a crop led by Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish, Trevor Bauer, Yoenis Cespedes and Matt Adams. Notable veterans include Ichiro Suzuki, Andy Pettitte, NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro and several others in their new uniforms.

There will be 21 players on the autograph checklist, a crop led by the rookies Harper, Darvish, Cespedes and Bauer.

See the checklists after the jump.

The sets will cost $99.95 on the company’s website and there will be red-ink autographs limited to just 10 copies among the autographs that will be seeded one per set. In addition, Topps has announced that only 1,000 sets will be made.

The release is the second online-only exclusive this year as it released 2012 Topps Mini — a shrunken version of its flagship set — in August.

Collectors can order a maximum of 20 sets per household.

BASE SET
H576 Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
H577 Tsuyoshi Wada Baltimore Orioles RC
H578 J.A. Happ Toronto Blue Jays
H579 Brian Matusz Baltimore Orioles
H580 Chris Capuano Los Angeles Dodgers
H581 Cody Ross Boston Red Sox
H582 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Boston Red Sox
H583 Ryan Hanigan Cincinnati Reds
H584 Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks
H585 Jonathon Niese New York Mets
H586 Mike Aviles Boston Red Sox
H587 Bryan LaHair Chicago Cubs
H588 Jake Arrieta Baltimore Orioles
H589 Hisashi Iwakuma Seattle Mariners RC
H590 Garrett Richards Angels RC
H591 John Danks Chicago White Sox
H592 Brandon Morrow Toronto Blue Jays
H593 Ernesto Frieri Angels
H594 Kenley Jansen Los Angeles Dodgers
H595 Felix Doubront Boston Red Sox
H596 Vinnie Pestano Cleveland Indians
H597 Jake Peavy Chicago White Sox
H598 Jonathan Broxton Cincinnati Reds
H599 Brian Dozier Minnesota Twins RC
H600 Yu Darvish Texas Rangers RC
H601 Philip Humber Chicago White Sox
H602 Derek Lowe Cleveland Indians
H603 Drew Smyly Detroit Tigers RC
H604 Matt Capps Minnesota Twins
H605 Jamie Moyer Colorado Rockies
H606 Ichiro New York Yankees
H607 Jerome Williams Angels
H608 Bruce Chen Kansas City Royals
H609 Wei-Yin Chen Baltimore Orioles RC
H610 Joe Saunders Arizona Diamondbacks
H611 Alfredo Aceves Boston Red Sox
H612 Tyler Pastornicky Atlanta Braves RC
H613 Angel Pagan San Francisco Giants
H614 Juan Pierre Philadelphia Phillies
H615 Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh Pirates
H616 Sean Marshall Cincinnati Reds
H617 Jack Hannahan Cleveland Indians
H618 Brett Myers Chicago White Sox
H619 Zack Cozart Cincinnati Reds RC
H620 Fernando Rodney Tampa Bay Rays
H621 Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
H622 Reed Johnson Atlanta Braves
H623 Gordon Beckham Chicago White Sox
H624 Andrew Cashner San Diego Padres
H625 Alex Rios Chicago White Sox
H626 Lorenzo Cain Kansas City Royals
H627 Wily Peralta Milwaukee Brewers RC
H628 Andres Torres New York Mets
H629 Andruw Jones New York Yankees
H630 Denard Span Minnesota Twins
H631 Raul Ibanez New York Yankees
H632 Ryan Sweeney Boston Red Sox
H633 Cesar Izturis Milwaukee Brewers
H634 Chris Getz Kansas City Royals
H635 Francisco Liriano Chicago White Sox
H636 Daniel Bard Boston Red Sox
H637 Daisuke Matsuzaka Boston Red Sox
H638 Matt Adams St. Louis Cardinals RC
H639 Andy Pettitte New York Yankees
H640 Norichika Aoki Milwaukee Brewers RC
H641 Jordany Valdespin New York Mets RC
H642 Andrelton Simmons Atlanta Braves RC
H643 Johnny Damon Cleveland Indians
H644 Colby Rasmus Toronto Blue Jays
H645 Bartolo Colon Oakland Athletics
H646 Kirk Nieuwenhuis New York Mets RC
H647 A.J. Burnett Pittsburgh Pirates
H648 Edinson Volquez San Diego Padres
H649 Jake Westbrook St. Louis Cardinals
H650 Bryce Harper Washington Nationals RC
H651 Will Middlebrooks Boston Red Sox RC
H652 Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics RC
H653 Grant Balfour Oakland Athletics
H654 Edwin Jackson Washington Nationals
H655 Henry Rodriguez Washington Nationals
H656 Brandon Inge Oakland Athletics
H657 Trevor Bauer Arizona Diamondbacks RC
H658 Chris Iannetta Angels
H659 Garrett Jones Pittsburgh Pirates
H660 Matt Hague Pittsburgh Pirates RC
H661 Rafael Furcal St. Louis Cardinals
H662 Luke Scott Tampa Bay Rays
H663 Kelly Johnson Toronto Blue Jays
H664 Jonny Gomes Oakland Athletics
H665 Sean Rodriguez Tampa Bay Rays
H666 Carl Pavano Minnesota Twins
H667 Joe Nathan Texas Rangers
H668 Juan Uribe Los Angeles Dodgers
H669 Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Dodgers
H670 Marco Scutaro San Francisco Giants
H671 Gavin Floyd Chicago White Sox
H672 Ted Lilly Los Angeles Dodgers
H673 Drew Hutchison Toronto Blue Jays RC
H674 Leonys Martin Texas Rangers RC
H675 Adam LaRoche Washington Nationals

REAL ONE AUTOGRAPHS
ROA-AP Andy Pettitte New York Yankees
ROA-BH Bryce Harper Washington Nationals
ROA-CG Chris Getz Kansas City Royals
ROA-CR Cody Ross Boston Red Sox
ROA-DB Daniel Bard Boston Red Sox
ROA-DH Drew Hutchison Toronto Blue Jays
ROA-DZ Brian Dozier Minnesota Twins
ROA-EV Edinson Volquez San Diego Padres
ROA-FR Fernando Rodney  Rays
ROA-GJ Garrett Jones Pittsburgh Pirates
ROA-JV Jordany Valdespin New York Mets
ROA-KN Kirk Nieuwenhuis New York Mets
ROA-MHA Matt Hague Pittsburgh Pirates
ROA-TB Trevor Bauer Arizona Diamondbacks
ROA-TP Tyler Pastornicky Atlanta Braves
ROA-WM Will Middlebrooks Boston Red Sox
ROA-YC Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics
ROA-YD Yu Darvish Texas Rangers
ROA-ZC Zack Cozart Cincinnati Reds
ROA-GB Gordon Beckham Chicago White Sox
ROA-WP Wily Peralta Milwaukee Brewers

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

17 Comments

Jason Taylor

$100 is WAY too steep for this set, even if there are only 1000 made. I hate how so many cards are unaffordable for folks on a budget.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink

Um, why does the checklist start at 576? Are there 75 super secret cards that we don’t know about? Didn’t 2012 Heritage go to 500?

Posted October 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

Thanks a ton for the checklist. Bummed to see no Bundy, Machado or Skaggs but happy with the list and love the addition of Pettitte to the auto list.
Hope I snag one of the big names in my set.

Question for ya Chris, do you know if all players have the same amount of autos?
If so there would be 10 red ink autos for everyone and then only 35-36 regular autos for everyone too.

Thanks!

Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink
James

Joe Saunders and Derek Lowe arent even on the right team and Bartolo was suspended for steroids. Some qestionable checklist choices.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink
chrisolds

Grand: Perhaps they have a “living set” strategy planned later on to fill the gap at some point … could be interesting.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink
chrisolds

Jason: It’s doubtful all players’ autos will be made in same quantity. Harper and Darvish will cost Topps a lot more per sig than many of the other guys.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink
Richard

I’ve ordered a set. I think the quantities of each of the autographs are low enough that
Topps might not have gone on the cheap, but in any case there are the 10 “red” autographs that
you know the insane level collectors will be chasing.

Given a chance, I could see working on the base auto set.
There are guys preselling the sets w/o the autos, obviously gambling they will hit the better names.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Permalink
shawn davis

Whatever. More rookies i can’t afford. Maybe i will go back to vintage Starwars and transformers toys

Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

Really surprised they left Machado out. He really helped the O’s get to the playoffs.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Permalink
mobster

Oh boy, I can get my Johnny Damon Indian’s card! The price and the players included/not included make this set a joke.

Posted October 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
Dan

I wrote Topps Customer Support TWICE regarding the “missing cards” #501 through #575, and their response made absolutely no sense – it’s as if their Customer Service was probably outsourced to India. It seems Customer Service is being handled by some outside Third-Party service, so their “Customer Service Department” might not have any information we need. I resubmitted my question again hoping to get an answer that made sense – no response yet. I immediately noticed this odd gap when I first saw the posting. I’m not surprised others, such as “grandcards” saw this as well!

Posted October 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Permalink
Mike Giralico

Maybe they are counting the autos as the 25 “missing” cards?

Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

Only 22 autos though and they are numbered above by “ROA” and the player’s initials.

Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

Speaking of autos…any word on the 3 TBDs?

Posted November 1, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink
Jeff

It’s official…Topps is sold out of the High Number sets!

Posted November 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

Just checked the site and Topps has sold out!

Posted November 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

Thanks for the update. All that for Beckham and Wily Peralta? Ah well, I am still excited to get mine! These are already selling for DOUBLE on eBay!

Any word on when they will ship? I thought they said yesterday, but now Topps’ site says “The week of Nov 6.”

Posted November 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

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