By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The minor leaguers are turning back the clock to 1965.
Topps released the basics on 2014 Topps Heritage Minor League edition on Wednesday, and like its big-league counterpart we’re headed back to the colorful pennant-filled year from the mid-1960s.
Each 24-pack box will include two autographs and one Relic when it arrives on Sept. 10.
The base set will consist of 200 cards with 25 short-prints and 25 variations to chase with four parallels per card — Black, 1/1 Blue, new Lime Green cards and 1/1 printing plates.
For the autographs, there will be Black, Red, Orange and 1/1 Blues as well as plates with Real One Dual autos pairing two players and Clubhouse Collection Patches pairing players’ autos with memorabilia. Serial-numbering was not announced.
Clubhouse Collection Relics will have Black and 1/1 Blue parallels to chase as well as patch versions.
Other inserts will include Hat Patch manufactured Relics and Baseball Flashbacks cards that are familiar in the big-league version.
Also returning is the Make Your Pro Debut contest where a collector can become a minor-leaguer for a day and appear on a future Topps baseball card.
A preliminary checklist was not released.
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