2012 Topps Heritage Matt Holliday #190
Like other Topps Heritage sets, this years set also has several subsets which are borrowed from the original 1963 set. My favorite from this years set is the World Series Highlights which celebrate the Cardinals-Rangers series from last fall. The sample below might be the best card in the set.
2012 Topps Heritage Cardinals World Series Card #148
The base set also features 75 short prints and variations which start with card #425 and run through #500. I try not to fuss over the variations, but I do slowly pick up the short prints. The card below features North Carolina native and (sigh) a former Tar Heel.
2012 Topps Heritage Kyle Seager
One of the biggest complaints with this set year after year is the inserts. Most of the inserts do not change and they aren't very hard to chase. Sure there are autographs and jersey cards, but most years they are one per box and not a slam dunk on quality. Other inserts like the Now & Then insert, featured in every Topps Heritage set since 2001, can be found inexpensively. This year's set features Stickers and Flashbacks which can also be easily assembled.
2012 Topps Heritage Stickers Albert Pujols
2012 Topps Heritage Now & Then Miguel Cabrera and Carl Yastrzemski
2012 Tops Heritage Flashbacks Alcatraz