Monday, March 15, 2010

F.A.Q. #8: Topps Heritage Collection

John writes, "Are you planning to at some point include the Topps Heritage collection in the Cyber Museum?"

Well, there are a couple of issues.  One is that I don't own any of the Topps Heritage cards, so I don't have them here to scan.  I would have to get a hold of all the Heritage cards to date from someone in order to produce the scans, and I'm not sure if anyone can do that.

The other issue is that I don't know a lot about them other than seeing a couple of cards from various sets.  How popular are they?  What is the appeal to card fans?  Do they have staying power and long term appeal, as well as the ability to hold the interest of younger and older collectors alike?

If anyone has a link to a comprehensive and informative site put together by a true enthusiast of the Topps Heritage collection, I'd love to visit and learn more.


John C. said...

Hi Joe!

Just to clarify the reason for my question.

I`ve loved collecting baseball cards since 1961. I love the action shots of players in a batting stance or pitching/ fielding pose. I became familiar with each players face.

In 1971, beginning with Thurman Munson`s #5 card, we start to see game action shots. At the time I didn`t mind, but it has progressed to the point that all of the cards seem to be game action shots. We`ve lost the personal touch with the players. We no longer know their faces, they could be anybody.

The topps Heritage cards bring back not only the designs of the 50`s and 60`s, it brings the players back to a more personal level.

If I buy cards now, it would be Topps Heritage.

I think it`s nice to see modern players in vintage Topps cards.

Joe McAnally said...

I also preferred cards when the action shot was a 1-in-25 exception to the rule. Actions shots are for Sports Illustrated.