Topps readies Heritage rookie redemptions for NSCC


By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

As previously reported, Topps will be giving away five cards as part of a wrapper redemption program during the National Sports Collectors Convention next month in Chicago — and on Wednesday it confirmed who the cards will feature.

The company will release five 1962 Topps-inspired 2011 Heritage cards of notable rookies with each card limited to just 299 copies. (They wouldn’t be tagged as RC’s under traditional hobby guidelines because they are show promos, not part of a standard release.)

To obtain a card, a collector must open five packs of 2011 Topps or Bowman-branded packs at the Topps booth. There’s a limit of one card per day per person.

The rookie rundown:
Aug. 3 — Dustin Ackley, Mariners
Aug. 4 — Dee Gordon, Dodgers
Aug. 5 — Mike Moustakas, Royals
Aug. 6 — Michael Pineda, Mariners
Aug. 7 — Zach Britton, Orioles

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


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  1. mark 20 July, 2011 at 18:40

    thanks topps for putting such a crappy set together for the All Star fan fest and saving the good stuff for the national. Cant wait to see how much these will go for after the initial release. Thanks!

  2. Greg 20 July, 2011 at 19:29

    Please tell me these are photo shopped. The underside of the brim is supposed to be black if that is a new era cap. Poor quality topps.

  3. chrisolds 21 July, 2011 at 09:08

    It’s likely a spring training or minor league camp photo from this year or last spring.

    Seems like a real reach to call the underside of a bill color in an actual photo an indicator of poor quality.

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