Saturday, October 10, 2015

2015 Topps Heritage Minor League

I am probably a little bit slow on this post, but I recently picked up a box of Topps Heritage Minors.  I have seen tons of posts on other blogs about this product and have really enjoyed reading and seeing everybody else's pulls from this product.  I love watching Minor League baseball and this is one of my favorite products every year.  I know that it is nothing high end, nor super fancy, but I like seeing the Minor League guys in their actual Minor League uniforms.

So, not to rehash too rehash too much about the base set design, or the content of the base set, I am just going to take a few minutes to write about the hits I got out of my box.  I am going to start off with the only low numbered parallel card out of my box, no printing plates, but this was nice for my collection of Rays players....


Honeywell was in A ball last year, and he is still just 20, so he is probably a few years away from being on the Durham Bulls, but this is the type of card I can put in a box and happily revisit in a few years.  The orange parallel has a limited print run of just 25 copies.  On to my relic....


Urias is a really highly regarded prospect, so this was a nice pull.  I am not always the biggest fan of relics and I kind of wonder where this piece of jersey came from considering that all of the Dodgers affiliates have a blue color scheme.  I like trying to figure things like this out, but have not tried too hard yet on this one.  I am trying to decide between a Great Lakes Loons jersey, or perhaps something from the Futures Game in Minnesota. 


On to some autographs.   First up is Wes Parsons.  The Braves prospect pitched very little this year, due to injuries, but looked good when he played.  Perhaps next year.  He spent part of the season playing locally with the Carolina Mudcats in Zebulon, so perhaps I will drive over and watch him pitch next spring.  With the promotion of Lucas Sims he might be the best pitcher on that team to start the 2016 season.  

Last one.  Brandon Drury made it all the way up to the Majors with Diamondbacks this year.  I am not sure how serious of a prospect the third baseman is going to be in the long run.  He seems to have a limited amount of power, though he did end his 2015 season in the Minors with 40 doubles, and some of his other offensive skills seem limited too.  Perhaps a utility player?  It's a nice looking card if nothing else.  
  






3 comments:

  1. Pretty nice hits. You could do a lot worse with a product like Heritage Minors.

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    1. Agree, Heritage Minors can definitely have some rough boxes.

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  2. Urias jersey could be from the Great Lake Loons?

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