Topps has added a new wrinkle to their line of Heritage baseball products. Topps Heritage ’51 Collection pays tribute to the sometimes forgotten 1951 baseball set that preceded the iconic 1952 one. That first set was an actual card game instead of a set of trading cards. Topps has brought back that design with ’51 Collection using today’s MLB stars.
2015 Topps Heritage Baseball ’51 Collection will be released as a set with boxes containing all 104 base cards. Each box will also hold 21 mini parallel cards that have different colored card backs. The breakdown of parallels in a box is 10 Red, 5 Blue, 3 Green, 2 Black and 1 Gold.
There will also be one autograph card per box. A total of 25 players will have signed cards, most with on-card signatures. Autos will have four levels of numbered parallels: Blue back (#’d to 25), Green back (#’d to 10), Black back (#’d to 5) and Gold back (#’d 1/1).