2022 Topps Heritage Baseball Hobby Box
24 packs per box
9 cards per pack
One thing that doesn't change is the size of the base set. It includes 500 cards in total. Of those, the last 100 are the usual short draws. These land in 1:3 packs, making them significantly harder to draw, but still accessible. Game builders are one of the main recipients of the Legacy. The idea is to make it something difficult, but not so difficult as to be off-putting.
The most obvious embodiment of the "1973" theme is in the design of the base cards. It has its roots in the clean simplicity of 1973 Topps Baseball.
2022 Topps Heritage Baseball Juan Soto
Standard parallels include the Black Border, which is printed at 50 copies each, and the Flip Stock, which is limited to five copies each. Both are fan exclusives.
Flip Stock cards have become a staple in recent years and are some of the hardest to spot parallels. The essence of these cards is that the sheet has been flipped. Regular stock cards have a smooth, semi-gloss finish, while the backs are noticeably rougher to the touch. Flip Stock parallels do the opposite. On these, the back is smoother than the front. Their extreme rarity makes their identification even more difficult. However, if you sift through a stack, you should be able to feel it if you don't go too fast.
Variations are usually one of the most popular parts of the legacy. Image variations are back, but only in the hobby packs. Nickname Variations and the rare Throwback Uniform Variations are among the other short run themes in Topps Heritage Baseball 2022.