This new release from Topps seems like it would be the perfect set to take to your local minor league ballpark with the hopes of getting a signature. After all, it's got a good selection of players, plenty of space for a signature and its card stock screams out, "on-card auto!" So I would like to know this: why would you wait until the minor league season is completed before releasing a set devoted to prospects and minor league journeymen? I suppose the fine folks at Topps know what they're doing, but I couldn't help but ask...
Anyway, this set once again offers Braves collectors some of the organization's top prospects on an oldie-but-goodie: the 1964 Topps baseball design. It also has one of the best ideas for a minor league insert set-
Road to the Show (which, by the way, has a great design featuring the player's photo in the middle of a diamond with some of the stops on the way to the majors along the sides). While I do like the selection,
it would have been nice to see Cody Martin included. Also- we've seen the photos of Graham and Merejo used before; how about using something different?
One last thing, the black bordered cards numbered to 96 look phenominal! With that low of a serial number, I probably won't be collecting the team set, but would really like to get a Lucas Sims at the very least!
2013 Topps Heritage Minor Leagues Braves
6 J.R. Graham
7 Gus Schlosser
115 Edward Salcedo
117 Sean Gilmartin
122 Luis Merejo
128 Matt Lipka
162 Mauricio Cabrera
188 Lucas Sims
214 Christian Bethancourt- SP
Clubhouse Collection Relics/Patches
CCR-JG J.R. Graham
MLB Hat Manufactured Patches Set
MP-CBE Christian Bethancourt
Real One Autographs
ROA-ML Matt Lipka
Road to the Show
RTTS-LS Lucas Sims