Yesterday I was killing some time during lunch and saw an online preview of 2015 Topps Heritage High Numbers, which is apparently coming out very soon. For those who didn’t know, it’s going to be packs again instead of a factory set, and of course there are all kinds of variations and short prints and blah blah blah.
I was idly looking at the High Numbers checklist on Topps.com to see how many Mets and Orioles there are, when something caught my eye:
In a Topps product? Holy crap! That hasn’t happened since 2012!
Then my eye wandered down a little further and I saw another player who hadn’t been in a Topps product since 2010 (or so I thought):
When I got home and looked on COMC, I discovered that Ichiro had been quietly included into this year’s Allen & Ginter…
…while Miller had been undergoing covert operations in Gypsy Queen.
I’m honestly surprised that I hadn’t heard anything about these two being back in Topps sets. Anybody have any idea when this took place? Clearly it happened after Topps Series Two was “put to bed”.
Unfortunately Matt Wieters is still missing.
One other thought on the High Numbers Checklist; I would’ve liked to have seen some managers get cards… Expand the checklist by 5-10 cards and give us Paul Molitor, Robin Ventura, Joe Maddon and a couple of others.
For those who are interested in which O’s and Mets are included in the base set…
Orioles from the base High Numbers set:
501 Christian Walker
525 Jimmy Paredes
564 Delmon Young
578 Ryan Flaherty
598 Travis Snider
610 Everth Cabrera
620 Caleb Joseph
645 Ubaldo Jimenez
Mets from the base High Number set:
512 Ruben Tejada
543 Tyler Clippard
557 Danny Muno
562 Jack Leathersich
569 Jeurys Familia
580 Bobby Parnell
592 Kevin Plawecki
600 Sean Gilmartin
612 Hansel Robles
618 Noah Syndergaard
630 Steven Matz
643 Alex Torres
683 Eric Campbell
Neither of these teams has any short prints… Thank God for small miracles.