Collectors often get caught in up staying with the new and hot products that drop on a weekly basis, and in doing so, forget what still awaits them in unopened packs, boxes, sets, and cases of previous releases.

The sheer number of new products being released regularly along with the amount of cards available from past issues is astronomical. This can make it easy for even the most astute collectors to forget about some products here and there. Before you know it, amazing sets on sitting on shelves in hobby shops or other retail locations across the country for months, even years, after their initial release.

This is where we come in. Cardboard Castaways is designed to re-inform collectors of past releases that are worth revisiting for a variety of reasons.

Today, we take a look back at…

2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball Sets

Reason Selected: We selected the 2013 Topps Heritage High Number Baseball complete sets due to the fact that many of the game’s top young talents have rookie cards in this product. While the print run was never officially announced, it does seem that more were produced in 2013 than in 2012 when only 1,000 sets were made. Originally offered as an online exclusive, finding these can be somewhat of a task especially when one of the rookies inside gets hot!


Configuration: 100 base cards and 1 autograph per complete set.

Inside Each Set: 100-card complete set and 1 autograph.

Highlights: This complete set offering is a one-stop shop to get the high number extension to complete the 2013 Topps Heritage set while also loading up on many rookie cards of today’s top young stars.

Some of the stars that have rookie cards in this set include:

  • Manny Machado
  • Gerrit Cole
  • Jackie Bradley, Jr.
  • Nolan Arenado
  • Christian Yelich
  • Marcell Ozuna
  • Evan Gattis
  • Anthony Rendon
  • Wil Myers
  • Zack Wheeler
  • Yasiel Puig
  • Michael Wacha
  • Kevin Gausman
  • Jedd Gyorko
  • Aaron Hicks
  • and more!

Not only do these players have base rookies in this set, but you also have the chance to pull an on-card autograph rookie card of many of them, including Red Ink parallels #d/10.

Take a look at the autograph checklist (1 per complete set):

  • ROA-AE Adam Eaton
  • ROA-AH Aaron Hicks
  • ROA-AHE Adeiny Hechavarria
  • ROA-AR Anthony Rendon
  • ROA-BM Brandon Maurer
  • ROA-BR Bruce Rondon
  • ROA-CK Casey Kelly
  • ROA-DG Didi Gregorius
  • ROA-DR Darin Ruf
  • ROA-EG Evan Gattis
  • ROA-GC Gerrit Cole
  • ROA-HR Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • ROA-JF Jose Fernandez
  • ROA-JG Jedd Gyorko
  • ROA-JP Jurickson Profar
  • ROA-KF Kyuji Fujikawa
  • ROA-MA Matt Adams
  • ROA-MM Manny Machado
  • ROA-MO Marcell Ozuna
  • ROA-MOL Mike Olt
  • ROA-MZ Mike Zunino
  • ROA-NA Nolan Arenado
  • ROA-NF Nick Franklin
  • ROA-OA Oswaldo Arcia
  • ROA-PR Paco Rodriguez
  • ROA-SM Shelby Miller
  • ROA-TC Tony Cingrani
  • ROA-WM Wil Myers
  • ROA-YP Yasiel Puig
  • ROA-ZW Zack Wheeler

Where To Buy: 2013 Topps Heritage High Number Complete Set

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