2020 Topps Heritage Minors Checklist Opinions

Topps Heritage Minors has become one of my favorite baseball card products. It ranks up close to Allen & Ginter for me as well as the big league Topps Heritage.

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Over the last couple years the price tag has risen on Topps Heritage Minors. Until a couple years ago a case of 12 boxes would run you between $400 and $450 – a great price. I was expecting an increase, but when the 2019 product ran upwards of $750 by the big online retailers I was out.

Fortunately, Topps offered boxes on their website in the $45 range so I was able to buy 12 boxes at a better price. Monitoring this year’s prices the best deal I have found a week before release is $625 for a case. That’s still a bit steep for me, so I will wait to see if Topps has better prices on their website during the week of release. I wouldn’t bet on it as Topps has followed suit in increasing prices to capture more of that profit. Topps is a business and I don’t blame them one bit.

The checklist is now out ahead of the October 7 release of 2020 Topps Heritage Minors. Here’s a look at the base set and short print checklist.

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2020 Topps Heritage Minors
Base and Short Print Checklist

1 Wander Franco – Charlotte Stone Crabs
2 Alex Kirilloff – Pensacola Blue Wahoos
3 Kody Hoese – Great Lakes Loons
4 Sherten Apostel – Down East Wood Ducks
5 Alexander Canario – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
6 Gilberto Jimenez – Lowell Spinners
7 Brenton Doyle – Grand Junction Rockies
8 Hunter Bishop – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
9 George Kirby – Everett AquaSox
10 Victor Mesa Jr. – GCL Marlins
11 Victor Victor Mesa – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
12 Sean Hjelle – San Jose Giants
13 Bo Naylor – Lake County Captains
14 Julio Rodriguez – Modesto Nuts
15 Gabriel Cancel – Northwest Arkansas Naturals
16 Jake Sanford – Staten Island Yankees
17 Ronny Mauricio – Columbia Fireflies
18 Brandon Marsh – Mobile BayBears
19 Grae Kessinger – Tri-City ValleyCats
20 Drew Waters – Gwinnett Stripers
21 Ian Anderson – Gwinnett Stripers
22 Logan Gilbert – Arkansas Travelers
23 Grant Gambrell – Idaho Falls Chukars
24 Dominic Fletcher – Kane County Cougars
25 Heliot Ramos – Richmond Flying Squirrels
26 Taylor Trammell – Amarillo Sod Poodles
27 Alek Thomas – Visalia Rawhide
28 Brent Honeywell – Durham Bulls
29 Tommy Henry – Hillsboro Hops
30 Tyler Stephenson – Chattanooga Lookouts
31 Jordan Balazovic – Pensacola Blue Wahoos
32 Logan Driscoll – Tri-City Dust Devils
33 Simeon Woods Richardson – Dunedin Blue Jays
34 Hunter Greene – Dayton Dragons
35 Tahnaj Thomas – Bristol Pirates
36 Jordyn Adams – Inland Empire 66ers
37 Jordan Groshans – Lansing Lugnuts
38 Mason Martin – Bradenton Marauders
39 Jose Garcia – Daytona Tortugas
40 George Valera – Lake County Captains
41 Ezequiel Duran – Staten Island Yankees
42 DL Hall – Frederick Keys
43 Luis Garcia – Harrisburg Senators
44 Keibert Ruiz – Oklahoma City Dodgers
45 Orelvis Martinez – GCL Blue Jays
46 Matthew Lugo – Lowell Spinners
47 Geraldo Perdomo – Visalia Rawhide
48 Nick Lodolo – Dayton Dragons
49 Tyler Freeman – Lynchburg Hillcats
50 Matthew Liberatore – Bowling Green Hot Rods
51 Jesus Sanchez – New Orleans Baby Cakes
52 Max Lazar – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
53 Liover Peguero – Hillsboro Hops
54 Corbin Carroll – Hillsboro Hops
55 Bryse Wilson – Gwinnett Stripers
56 Monte Harrison – New Orleans Baby Cakes
57 Andres Gimenez – Binghamton Rumble Ponies
58 Brice Turang – Carolina Mudcats
59 Ivan Herrera – Palm Beach Cardinals
60 Mark Vientos – Columbia Fireflies
61 Ryan Mountcastle – Norfolk Tides
62 Kris Bubic – Wilmington Blue Rocks
63 Ryan Rolison – Lancaster JetHawks
64 Brayan Rocchio – Mahoning Valley Scrappers
65 Brailyn Marquez – Myrtle Beach Pelicans
66 Shane Baz – Bowling Green Hot Rods
67 Niko Hulsizer – Charlotte Stone Crabs
68 Alek Manoah – Vancouver Canadians
69 Brent Rooker – Rochester Red Wings
70 Sixto Sanchez – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
71 Jackson Kowar – Northwest Arkansas Naturals
72 Daniel Espino – Mahoning Valley Scrappers
73 Grant Lavigne – Asheville Tourists
74 Aaron Bracho – Mahoning Valley Scrappers
75 Brennan Malone – AZL Diamondbacks
76 Michael Busch – Great Lakes Loons
77 Adam Kloffenstein – Vancouver Canadians
78 Keoni Cavaco – GCL Twins
79 Kyle Muller – Mississippi Braves
80 Glenallen Hill Jr. – AZL Diamondbacks
81 Leody Taveras – Frisco RoughRiders
82 J.B. Bukauskas – Jackson Generals
83 Matt Wallner – Cedar Rapids Kernels
84 Antonio Cabello – Pulaski Yankees
85 Matthew Allan – Brooklyn Cyclones
86 Quinn Priester – West Virginia Black Bears
87 Anthony Volpe – Pulaski Yankees
88 Ryan Weathers – Fort Wayne TinCaps
89 Peyton Burdick – Clinton LumberKings
90 Cal Raleigh – Arkansas Travelers
91 Blake Walston – Hillsboro Hops
92 Gunnar Henderson – GCL Orioles
93 Kyle Isbel – Wilmington Blue Rocks
94 Austin Beck – Stockton Ports
95 Daniel Johnson – Columbus Clippers
96 Miguel Vargas – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
97 Parker Meadows – West Michigan Whitecaps
98 Bryce Ball – Rome Braves
99 Yusniel Diaz – Bowie Baysox
100 Daz Cameron – Toledo Mud Hens
101 Brandon Bielak – Round Rock Express
* Luis Rodriguez – AZL Dodgers *
102 Daniel Lynch – Wilmington Blue Rocks
103 Riley Greene – West Michigan Whitecaps
104 Braden Shewmake – Mississippi Braves
105 Aaron Ashby – Carolina Mudcats
106 Sam Huff – Down East Wood Ducks
107 Brock Deatherage – Lakeland Flying Tigers
108 Matt Manning – Erie SeaWolves
109 Royce Lewis – Pensacola Blue Wahoos
110 Forrest Whitley – Round Rock Express
111 T.J. Sikkema – Staten Island Yankees
112 Luis Patino – Amarillo Sod Poodles
113 Marco Luciano – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
114 Spencer Howard – Reading Fightin Phils
115 Vidal Brujan – Montgomery Biscuits
116 Kristian Robinson – Kane County Cougars
117 Grayson Rodriguez – Delmarva Shorebirds
118 Ke’Bryan Hayes – Indianapolis Indians
119 Oneil Cruz – Altoona Curve
120 Jazz Chisholm – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
121 Dylan Carlson – Memphis Redbirds
122 Luis Campusano – Lake Elsinore Storm
123 JJ Goss – GCL Rays
124 Deivi Garcia – Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
125 Brennen Davis – South Bend Cubs
126 Tarik Skubal – Erie SeaWolves
127 Nolan Jones – Akron RubberDucks
128 Trevor Larnach – Pensacola Blue Wahoos
129 Alec Bohm – Reading Fightin Phils
130 Triston Casas – Salem Red Sox
131 Tim Tebow – Syracuse Mets
132 Daulton Varsho – Jackson Generals
133 Travis Swaggerty – Bradenton Marauders
134 Jhoan Duran – Pensacola Blue Wahoos
135 Evan White – Arkansas Travelers
136 Miguel Amaya – Myrtle Beach Pelicans
137 Edward Cabrera – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
138 Josiah Gray – Tulsa Drillers
139 William Contreras – Mississippi Braves
140 Lewin Diaz – Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
141 Isaac Paredes – Toledo Mud Hens
142 Bryan Mata – Portland Sea Dogs
143 Clarke Schmidt – Trenton Thunder
144 Estevan Florial – Tampa Tarpons
145 Luis Gil – Tampa Tarpons
146 Jonathan Stiever – Winston-Salem Dash
147 Ethan Hankins – Lake County Captains
148 Khalil Lee – Northwest Arkansas Naturals
149 Brady Singer – Northwest Arkansas Naturals
150 Ulrich Bojarski – Lakeland Flying Tigers
151 Freudis Nova – Quad Cities River Bandits
152 Jordan Brewer – Tri-City ValleyCats
153 Jeremiah Jackson – Orem Owlz
154 Jorge Mateo – Las Vegas Aviators
155 C.J. Chatham – Pawtucket Red Sox
156 Cole Winn – Hickory Crawdads
157 Jared Oliva – Altoona Curve
158 Gabriel Rodriguez – AZL Indians
159 Seth Beer – Jackson Generals
160 Michael Toglia – Boise Hawks
161 Terrin Vavra – Asheville Tourists
162 Ildemaro Vargas – Reno Aces
163 Bobby Dalbec – Pawtucket Red Sox
164 Jonathan India – Chattanooga Lookouts
165 Greg Jones – Hudson Valley Renegades
166 Owen Miller – Amarillo Sod Poodles
167 Luis Matos – AZL Giants
168 Josh Lowe – Montgomery Biscuits
169 Jackson Rutledge – Hagerstown Suns
170 Elehuris Montero – Springfield Cardinals
171 Chase Strumpf – South Bend Cubs
172 Kameron Misner – Clinton LumberKings
173 Francisco Alvarez – Kingsport Mets
174 Hudson Head – AZL Padres
175 Bryson Stott – Williamsport Crosscutters
176 Gabriel Arias – Lake Elsinore Storm
177 Miguel Hiraldo – Lansing Lugnuts
178 Hudson Potts – Amarillo Sod Poodles
179 Shane McClanahan – Montgomery Biscuits
180 Canaan Smith – Charleston RiverDogs
181 Triston McKenzie – Akron RubberDucks
182 Andy Pages – Ogden Raptors
183 Edward Olivares – Amarillo Sod Poodles
League Leaders
184 Ildemaro Vargas – Reno Aces
184 Yoandy Rea – Connecticut Tigers
184 CJ Abrams – Fort Wayne TinCaps
185 Luis Castro – Lancaster JetHawks
185 Mason Martin – Bradenton Marauders
185 Jose Rojas – Salt Lake Bees
186 Michael Gettys – El Paso Chihuahuas
186 Mason Martin – Bradenton Marauders
186 Yadiel Hernandez – Fresno Grizzlies
187 Bailey Ober – Fort Myers Miracle
187 Norwith Gudino – Augusta GreenJackets
187 Brandon Marklund – Lexington Legends
188 Paul Campbell – Montgomery Biscuits
188 Zac Lowther – Bowie Baysox
188 Dylan File – Biloxi Shuckers
189 Joe Ryan – Montgomery Biscuits
189 Tarik Skubal – Erie SeaWolves
189 Kris Bubic – Wilmington Blue Rocks
190 Michael Gettys – El Paso Chihuahuas
190 Jose Rojas – Salt Lake Bees
190 Luis Castro – Lancaster JetHawks
191 Johneshwy Fargas – Richmond Flying Squirrels
191 Nick Heath – Omaha Storm Chasers
191 Khalil Lee – Northwest Arkansas Naturals
192 Nolan Kingham – Florida Fire Frogs
192 Domingo Robles – Altoona Curve
192 Tommy Parsons – Springfield Cardinals
193 Nate Griep – Biloxi Shuckers
193 Matt Eckelman – Altoona Curve
193 Tad Ratliff – Wilmington Blue Rocks
194 Abiatal Avelino hits walk-off – Sacramento River Cats
195 Cristhian Adames hits go-ahead Home Run – Sacramento River Cats
196 Enderson Franco seals the series with five-out save – Sacramento River Cats
197 Sacramento River Cats Celebrate! – Sacramento River Cats
198 Bobby Bradley’s home run lifts Clippers – Columbus Clippers
199 Ryan Lavarnway blasts two home runs – Columbus Clippers
200 Bradley Zimmer hits go-ahead three-run homer – Columbus Clippers
201 Adley Rutschman – Delmarva Shorebirds
202 Bobby Witt Jr. – AZL Royals
203 Josh Jung – Hickory Crawdads
204 Jarren Duran – Portland Sea Dogs
205 MacKenzie Gore – Amarillo Sod Poodles
206 Cristian Pache – Gwinnett Stripers
207 Joey Bart – Richmond Flying Squirrels
208 Jeter Downs – Tulsa Drillers
209 Casey Mize – Erie SeaWolves
210 Xavier Edwards – Lake Elsinore Storm
211 Andrew Vaughn – Winston-Salem Dash
212 CJ Abrams – Fort Wayne TinCaps
213 Jarred Kelenic – Arkansas Travelers
214 Shea Langeliers – Rome Braves
215 Nick Madrigal – Charlotte Knights
216 JJ Bleday – Jupiter Hammerheads
217 Jo Adell – Salt Lake Bees
218 Brett Baty – Brooklyn Cyclones
219 Nolan Gorman – Palm Beach Cardinals
220 Nate Pearson – Buffalo Bisons

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Opinion on 2020 Topps Heritage Minors Checklist

One glaring omission from this checklist is the name Jasson Dominguez. Dominguez is the 17-year old uber prospect for the New York Yankees. He has made a few checklists in other releases, so I thought it would be a no-brainer that he would be the highlight of 2020 Topps Heritage Minors. It was not to be.

The Chicago Cubs get four names on the checklist in 2020. This has been around the average for the Cubs through the years of Topps Heritage Minors. Cubs prospects in this year’s set include: Brennen Davis, Brailyn Marquez, Chase Strumpf, and Miguel Amaya.

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I’m exicted for another Brennen Davis card and Chase Strumpf also appears in Heritage Minors for the first time. I was hoping for a couple other names and maybe a player that hasn’t made many (or any) other card appearances.

The highlights on the checklist are mainly in the short print set with the likes of Bobby Witt Jr., Adley Rutschman, and Joey Bart. Like many other releases most eyes immediately go to the autograph checklist. Here it is for 2020 Topps Heritage Minors.

2020 Topps Heritage Minors
Autograph Checklist

ROA-AP Andy Pages – Ogden Raptors
ROA-AR Adley Rutschman – Delmarva Shorebirds
ROA-AV Andrew Vaughn – Winston-Salem Dash
ROA-AVO Anthony Volpe – Pulaski Yankees
ROA-BB Brett Baty – Brooklyn Cyclones
ROA-BS Braden Shewmake – Mississippi Braves
ROA-BST Bryson Stott – Williamsport Crosscutters
ROA-BWJ Bobby Witt Jr. – AZL Royals
ROA-CC Corbin Carroll – Hillsboro Hops
ROA-EL Ethan Lindow – Clearwater Threshers
ROA-FA Francisco Alvarez – Kingsport Mets
ROA-GHJ Glenallen Hill Jr. – AZL Diamondbacks
ROA-HB Hunter Bishop – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes
ROA-JA Jacob Amaya – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
ROA-JD Jarren Duran – Portland Sea Dogs
ROA-JJ Josh Jung – Hickory Crawdads
ROA-JJB JJ Bleday – Jupiter Hammerheads
ROA-JR Jackson Rutledge – Hagerstown Suns
ROA-KC Keoni Cavaco – GCL Twins
ROA-LP Luis Patino – Amarillo Sod Poodles
ROA-MLA Max Lazar – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
ROA-MV Miguel Vargas – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
ROA-PB Peyton Burdick – Clinton LumberKings
ROA-RG Riley Greene – West Michigan Whitecaps
ROA-SH Sam Huff – Down East Wood Ducks
ROA-SL Shea Langeliers – Rome Braves
ROA-TS Tarik Skubal – Erie SeaWolves
ROA-VB Vidal Brujan – Montgomery Biscuits
ROA-WW Will Wilson – Orem Owlz
ROA-XE Xavier Edwards – Lake Elsinore Storm

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There are a few names that pop up right away as the chase autographs. Possibly number one on that list at this time is Bobby Witt Jr. Other names that will be popular include: Adley Rutschman, Anthony Volpe, Riley Greene, and Francisco Alvarez.

All in all for me, Topps Heritage Minors is a fun rip if I can get it in the $40-50 price range per box. It’s also a really great product to store in a box and revisit a year or two down the road. In fact, I recently pulled out my entire case of 2019 Topps Heritage Minors. The only cards I pulled at the time were the Cubs. Everything else: hits and all, went into a monster box. It was a lot of fun pulling some big name base cards out, and seeing what autographs and parallels I pulled. Stay tuned if I take the dive on a case of 2020 Topps Heritage Minors this week.

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