Preview by Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief

Upper Deck thought they were revitalizing one of the original inserts the company produced by producing a full set of Upper Deck Baseball Heroes. However, they have created a player collector’s nightmare.

With 10 colored parallels of the entire 200 card base set, player collectors and team collectors will be going bananas trying to get all the cards of their favorite player/team. Collectors of player’s like Ichiro who has cards in the single,dual, triple and quad heroes parts of the set will especially feel the parallel pain.

Not only that, the four hits in each box are bound to have low secondary value. Simple jersey relics and stickers autographs will be the norm of the hits and probably won’t command over $5 on eBay after the product’s release.

Per box guarantees:

  • 24 packs, 8 cards per pack
  • One autograph
  • Three relics
  • Six Yankee Stadium Legacy inserts

Base set:

  • 175 Single Heroes
  • 10 Dual Heroes
  • 10 Triple Heroes
  • 5 Quad Heroes

Parallels:

  • Emerald /300
  • Black /250
  • Beige /200
  • Red /175
  • Navy Blue /100
  • Brown /75
  • Sea Green /50
  • Light Blue /25
  • Purple /10
  • Charcoal

Autographs:

The autographs in Baseball Heroes also come in a gluttony of parallels, giving the player collector even more fits.

  • 28 Charcoal autographs /150 or less
  • 28 Navy Blue autographs /100 or less
  • 37 Black autographs /50 or less
  • 47 Beige autographs /25 or less
  • 77 Red autographs /10
  • 101 Purple autographs /5

Game-Used Jerseys:

As with the base and autographs, the jersey parallels are also very complicated and run over a large spectrum of colors. Dual jerseys come from the 10 Dual Heroes, triple jerseys from the 10 Triple Heroes and quad jerseys from the five Quad Heroes. Pay close attention now as this can be very confusing.

  • 142 Light Blue jerseys /200
  • 143 Black jerseys /125
  • 170 Red jerseys /100
  • 148 Navy Blue jerseys /50
  • 147 Emerald jerseys /25
  • 84 Charcoal jerseys
  • 6 Light Blue dual jerseys /200
  • 6 Black dual jerseys /125
  • 6 Navy Blue dual jerseys /50
  • 7 Emerald dual jerseys /25
  • 10 Light Blue triple jerseys /200
  • 6 Black triple jerseys /125
  • 5 Navy Blue triple jerseys /50
  • 6 Emerald triple jerseys /25
  • 4 Light Blue quad jerseys /200
  • 4 Black quad jerseys /125
  • 4 Navy Blue quad jerseys /50
  • 4 Emerald quad jerseys /25

Autographed Jerseys:

  • 20 Light Blue jersey/autographs /75 or less
  • 50 Red jersey/autographs /50 or less
  • 83 Navy Blue jersey autographs /10 or less
  • 85 Emerald jersey/autographs /5

Game Used Patches:

  • 140 Light Blue patches /25
  • 141 Beige patches /10
  • 140 Purple patches /5
  • 6 Light Blue dual patches /25
  • 6 Beige dual patches /10
  • 6 Purple dual patches /5
  • 5 Light Blue triple patches /25
  • 5 Beige triple patches /10
  • 6 Purple triple patches /5
  • 2 Light Blue quad patches /25
  • 2 Beige quad patches /10
  • 1 Purple quad patch /5

Autographed Game-Used Patches:

  • 81 Charcoal patch/autographs /50 or less