Saturday, April 10, 2021

Coffee Break:2021 Topps Heritage Baseball Hobby Break

*takes a sip, begins the day. Another new post on Cards Over Coffee is heading your way!*

It was only just a few days ago when I posted my blaster box break of 2021 Topps Heritage, now I am going to show off what you could find in a Hobby Box break.

So sit down, enjoy a cup of coffee and let's see how we do with this rip.

*takes me a sip, begins to rip*

There are 24 packs of 9 cards in every hobby box of 2021 Topps Heritage baseball. There is one autograph or relic card per box with most boxes giving you that relic. At least that's my past experience with breaking Heritage. Each Hobby Box will run you $130.

Boxes will also come with a box Topper that could be either a Oversized 1972 Topps Baseball or a 1972 Topps Baseball Posters or a

1972 Topps Baseball Originals which literally popped out of the box into my hands when I opened it. Luckily for me the coffee was on the other side.

*takes another sip feeling fortunate that Fergie didn't take dive into coffee, though I wouldn't blame him this morning if he is as tired as I am*

The product takes you back to the 1972 design and is also a pretty large set for modern day collecting. I believe Heritage is the biggest base set out there with this one coming in with 500 cards. Say it with me....FIVE....HUNDRED. That's 5 and two 00's.

The base set focuses on player poses more than actual action photography. It also breaks down into Veteran Base and subsets of

League Leaders

Postseason Highlights

Boyhood Photos Of The Stars

In Action (and another League Leader appearance)

Rookie Stars

MLB Awards

There are also short prints, no surprise there. Cards 400-500 are short printed and found 1:3 packs. It will be a challenge to complete this set, fortunately for me I have no interest in chasing it. I also didn't include a picture this time of the short prints because they look just like base.

As in past releases of Heritage, there are Variation cards to find as well.
I pulled this Action Variation of Fernando Tatis Jr. These fall 1:52 packs.

What I like most about their Variations is you don't need to stare down the codes on the back as they tell you what the variation is up by the card number on the back. Most of the time the variation cards will be facing downward in your pack letting you know you pulled one.

*takes a gulp and thinks about what the breakfast plans could be*

Now to take a look at parallels. Parallels in Heritage are not crazy like in other releases out there.
Here are the base cards parallels you could find, Red Border (3 per Target Mega Box), Black Border (50 copies), Flip Stock (5 copies) and French Variation for Cards 1-400.

There are also chrome parallels to find as well. I think most consider these inserts more than parallels, but not me. It's a parallel of the actual base card, so it's a parallel people!!
I pulled a base Chrome of Keston Hiura. These fall 1:92 packs now.

Of course with anything chrome, you find more parallels. The ones you could find are,
Blue Sparkle, Purple Hot Box, Base Refractor /572, Red /372, Black /72, Gold /5, and SuperFractor 1/1.

*takes another sip before moving onto the inserts*

The Great One is a 25 card set of Roberto Clemente falling 1:18 packs.

New Age Performers. There are 25 of them to chase and they fall 1:15 packs.

Baseball Flashbacks that fall 1:25 packs.

News Flashbacks have 15 cards to collect and fall 1:25 packs. I like the non sport version of these and need to find the Price Is Right version for my collection at some point.

And my final insert,
Then And Now of Seaver and DeGrom. Overall there are 15 cards in the set to collect and fall 1:15 packs.

*takes another sip, gets up to stretch since this review has already taken an hour to type. Goes and grabs some Cherry Turnovers to bake. Turns on the oven, gets ready to finish up the box breakdown*
Well, as I thought would happen, I pulled a relic. Picture my shocked face.

*done typing, needs to get on with the day as a lot of things to do around the house now that the sun and warm weather has finally appeared.*

I like the base card design for this years Heritage. Box prices are a tad high for one hit but it's expected with the way the market has been as of recent.

There are some really nice hits to find in Heritage, you just need to have better luck with it than I do.

Ratings (ratings based on 1-5 🍵 on this break. Ratings are not based on overall product run)

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  1. Seems like a solid box...thanks for showing them off!

  2. That is a nice looking Votto relic at least (but yes, I agree, Heritage box prices are way too high right now)

    1. Any and all "box" prices are quite high right now


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