I just received the final two cards needed for this year's Heritage team set- both coming from the recently released Heritage High Number set. As always, it's a bitter sweet thing because, for me, it marks the end of the cardboard calendar. We can take heart, however, because it won't be too long until the flagship takes flight.
For those of us who are Braves team set collectors, Topps' High Number Heritage Set over the last three years has looked like something from Agatha Christie's classic novel "And Then There Were None" (Insert 'how Topps is killing off collectors/ this set/etc' joke here). It seems like we see fewer and fewer Braves in the set each year. This year, we're down to only two.
2014 Heritage #H511 Tommy La Stella
2014 Heritage #H567 Christian Bethancourt
Two little Bravos playin' in the show. One's been dealt, so now there's one.
I normally don't like to scan and post cards side by side, but in the case of the Tommy La Stella and Christian Bethancourt cards, it's an absolute must. Check out the placement of their hands, the bats, their torsos... it looks like some kind of beast- not out of an Agatha Christie novel, but some SciFi flick.
La Stella may be gone, but don't expect the card to be torn in half or traded (for those of you playing at home).