Once the season was over, resources like Baseball Digest would serve the same purpose by having the end of year stats. Those would keep me busy through the off-season until the next year's baseball cards would roll out, with the beloved league leader cards to review. With all the rote memorization that took place during this period of my life, I'm surprised that I can't reel off those numbers that I had thought were indelibly burned into my mind.
My most recent mail day included this 2014 Heritage NL RBI Leaders card. Being a team set collector, these are essentials to the team collection- even if it features a Dodger, a division rival and a former Brave.
I no longer pay close attention to the leaders in the various statistical categories, but one thing I still enjoy are the league leader cards. With the Heritage brand being a part of our hobby for the past decade and a half, we now have two subsets to enjoy. And while there's nothing wrong with the flagship's subset, the Heritage has it beat by a mile, with its nod to yesteryear.