Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Quite Possibly The Worst Collecting Idea I've Ever Had


2020 Topps Heritage has been out for a while now - I've been buying up hanger boxes when I can. I noticed that I had accumulated quite a few of the base cards, and thought to myself "I should build this set." This is quite possibly the worst idea I've ever had.


Let's start with the bad news. There are 99 base card short prints (cards 401 to 500) and I have, let's see, 8 so far (not counting Eddie Rosario). So I would need to add 91 more short prints to call this a complete set.

SHORT PRINT (HAVE) - 416, 434, 464, 465, 482, 485, 486, 489



The good news? I am about 50% done with the set including those missing short prints. I also have a little bit to trade, about 65 base cards 1-400, and some inserts.

FOR TRADE: 2, 6, 14, 15, 19, 22, 35, 46,  57, 68, 75, 78, 81, 91, 92, 94, 110, 112, 122, 123, 132, 134, 138, 150, 154, 173, 174, 187, 191, 195, 198 (x2), 207, 213,  214, 218, 226 ,227, 242, 253 (x2), 257, 259, 271, 272, 273, 278, 279, 290, 305, 308, 326, 329, 338, 346, 360, 372, 374, 380, 385, 390, 400


Every card pictured in this post is tradeable for Heritage needs. I'll offer the inserts 1 to 1 for a Short Print, or I am willing to offer 1 insert plus something else for 1 SP. Willing to listen to offers.


These last 4 were the least common out of everything I opened, so I would ask for 2 SPs for a Bazooka insert, and I don't know what for Brantley, numbered to 100. If there is a good offer of a good quantity of wants, I would be happy to make that trade.


WANTLIST (Cards 1-400):
5, 7, 8, 13,  38, 44, 49, 52, 55, 56, 61, 64, 65, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 82, 89, 95, 102, 104, 105, 108, 113, 115, 117,  120, 137, 141, 145, 151, 152, 153,  159, 160, 167, 177, 178, 180, 183, 194, 199, 200, 205, 206, 209, 212, 216, 220, 223, 224, 229, 231, 233, 237, 241, 248, 256, 263, 264, 269, 274, 277, 281, 285, 287, 289, 291, 294, 297, 302, 309, 310, 313, 315, 317, 320, 322, 323, 325, 327, 330, 333, 334, 337, 342, 343, 344, 347, 348, 350, 352, 353, 355, 356, 359, 362, 365, 366, 370, 373, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 388, 389

So, if you can help me out I'd love to hear it. I have added these same lists to a separate page on the blog that will (hopefully) stay up to date as the trades (hopefully) start rolling in. I have also updated my meager Trading Card Database info to include the haves, trades, and wants specifically for 2020 heritage. I may never catch up on there with the rest of my collection, but at least I can say I did that much. My name on there is mpls_collector.

22 comments:

  1. I love this set, and want to collect it, but when I do, it's only gonna be the base set.

    Any SP/SSP cards I come across are considered a bonus.

    Good Luck! 👍

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  2. I'll check what I have. I've written two separate posts on this set, each time after someone dumped a bunch of cards on me. So I've got some dupes. Not many SPs, though, which is why Heritage is and always will be evil.

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  3. Best of luck. Should be a lot of fun building this... but I'm way too lazy and impatient. Next year when the 1972's come out... I'll just buy a complete set on eBay. It's not as fun, but hopefully it'll save me some money.

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  4. Hello Brain:
    My name is Mark from Oregon.
    I've got a stack of about 40 cards that will help you out. Sorry no SPs.
    #s are 8,33,39,61,73,88,93,95,102104,108,113,114,115,118,146,153,190,200,206,
    209.216,229,241,250,269,274,294,307,313,315,321,323,330,342,365,373,376,377,378,388,389.
    I hope that I got the numbers right cause the zeros, sixes, eights, and nines all look the same to me. It's a real bummer getting old.
    Please let me know if you are interested in these cards. Thanks.

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    1. Sounds great, I am interested. There is a contact form on the right side of the blog, please let me know what you collect and I can send you something in exchange for these. Thanks!

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  5. Go ahead and cross these off your list:

    #s 9, 20, 27, 33, 39, 40, 48, 51, 54, 63, 77, 86, 93, 97, 114, 116, 118, 127, 135, 136, 139, 146, 148, 156, 157, 165, 184, 190, 225, 232, 245, 250, 276, 292, 299, 307, 321, 354, 358, 367, 369

    I'll have 'em out to you ASAP.

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    1. Love to see it!

      I have a PWE on the way to you, I put in a few extras on top of your free Friday claims, and I will get some more stuff out to you soon.

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  6. I don't have any to offer (not being a baseball guy) but I don't think it's a bad idea. There is no time limit, so there should be no pressure. The sps will probably be cheaper to purchase after next year's set comes out too.

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    1. This is how I finished the 2014 Heritage set, took me until 2017 to get all the SPs.

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  7. Good luck on this chase! Will be a tough one but I know you got this!

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  8. Brian - hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless Topps skipped a number between 401 and 500, that's 100 SPs, not 99.

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    1. This is helpful! I have 99 problems and math is one.

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    2. This response made this math teacher smile. Well played, good sir.
      Also, good luck on the set build. I'll contribute a copy of #461. You'll never guess who it is! 😀

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    3. I am honored to receive the gift of a VogelMonster!

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  9. I've got a good many base cards and a few inserts too. I can tackle your updated list when these above come in...

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    1. Awesome, thanks very much. I am skipping the inserts (unless there are Twins? ) but it sounds like Heartbreaking Cards is building a master set, so the inserts should appeal to him!

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  10. wish I could help you out. I love that Molina. Looks like I need to hunt it down, along with the 71 Flashbacks. I've been adding these to my 70s binder. Good luck!!! I built the 2018 set with a few SPs to go. Almost done!

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    1. Julie I have extras of the Molina, I will sent it to you with the Nolan Ryan you claimed for free stuff Friday!

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