2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Cards
The 2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Card Set includes 475 standard size cards. The 2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Card Set is beautifully designed to look like the classic 1956 Topps set with a modern set card size.
The set is unique in it's distribution and what collector's consider a complete base and complete master set. Topps continued to issue the popular SHORT PRINT (SP) cards for the set. Cards #398-#475 are all SP cards with each card having only one player variation. What is different about the 2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Card Set compared to many other years is 30 additional SHORT PRINT (SP) cards were scattered throughout base cards numbered 1-397. These cards were not issued in a series run like most other Heritage SP cards. In addition, many of the 30 SP cards in the low number series have multiple photos and variations. Some variations are harder to find than others giving collectors more options to collect some of their favorite players.
This leaves multiple versions of the set available for sale. At Dean's Cards a 2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Base Card Set consists of 367 cards #1-397 WITHOUT the 30 SP cards. A 2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Master Card Set consists of cards #1-475 and includes all 108 SP cards, however only one version of cards issued with multiple variations will be included. Collector's wishing to have all variations will need to fill in the checklist by purchasing the variations needed one by one. As you would expect, due to the limited distribution of SP cards a master set is more expensive to complete than it's base counterpart.
Key star cards included in both the 2005 Topps Heritage Baseball Card Set base and master are: #61 Barry Bonds, #70 Ken Griffey, Jr., #105 Craig Biggio, #153 Frank Thomas, #200 Randy Johnson, #203 David Ortiz, among others. Cards such as #7 Ichiro and #31 Albert Pujols (among others) are SHORT PRINTS (SP) and can only be found in the master set.
By Dean Hanley