Monday, September 23, 2013

2013 Topps Heritage MiLB - The Dodgers' Minor League Base Cards

Last week, Topps released their newest Baseball card set - 2013 Heritage Minor League Baseball.  The set pays homage to the vintage 1964 Topps set by borrowing its design.  It also focuses solely on up-'n-coming stars within the Dodgers farm system.

This set includes the normal cast and characters you would expect.  You will find the fast rising infielder and younger brother to a current Major Leaguer Corey Seager with multiple different cards, and the impressive power-hitting outfielder Joc Pederson.

One name I didn't recognize was catching prospect Gorman Erickson.  He is card #3 below.  In fact, it appears that Topps didn't know much about him either.  They indicate that he's a pitcher, when every record I could find shows him as a defense-first catcher.  Of course, maybe Topps knows something nobody else does.  Maybe the Dodgers should convert him, like they did with Kenley Jansen, into a hard throwing pitcher.  After all, there is some precedent for that.

BTW, as you'll notice below Corey Seager has 2 different base cards in the set.  There is his normal card shown directly below, and a short-printed variation card of  having fun while warming up at the very bottom of this post.  I am unsure how scarce the variation card may be, so if your in the market I would suggest waiting a bit until adding it to your collection.

Check out the Dodger prospect base cards below.

#2 Gorman Erickson                               #95 Corey Seager

#141 Ross Stripling                             #169 Garrett Gould

#175 Joc Pederson                                #215 Chris Reed

Base Variations Set

#95 Corey Seager

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